Sometimes a patient can focus on one particular area of interest. Once the area is injected, neighboring lines suddenly become more apparent. A woman may come in for lip enhancement and contouring, and is very happy with her results. Once the procedure is over, she may notice the marionette lines/ puppet lines are still pulling her new beautiful, plump lips downward. The first thought that comes to mind for some of these patients is that their new procedure made the surrounding area appear worse. Somehow, this new procedure that she is extremely happy with has turned the corners of her mouth downward. About 8 years ago, Dr. Christine began approaching lip enhancement, laugh lines, marionette lines and smoker’s lines as “one entity”.
In her new found approach, Dr. Christine helps her patients take a step back and takes them on a journey to see the bigger picture. The majority of patients are extremely satisfied post the injection of their “one area”. However, when indicated, she educates her patients on the importance of rejuvenating the entire area. This approach results in a more naturally rejuvenated patient with a much higher satisfaction rate.
Before and After correction of Lip corners and Laugh lines with Radiesse®, Lipstick Lines with Botox® and enhancing Lip outline/volume with Juvederm®.
WHAT IS ORAL REJUVENATION?
Oral rejuvenation concentrates on the area around the mouth and lips. When taking the global approach, this includes the treatment of the laugh lines (the two skin folds that run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth), marionette lines, jowls, drooping mouth corners and smokers’ lines.
As we age, we lose fat, collagen, elasticity and overall volume in our face. Gravity takes its toll on the skin left behind, creating visibly hollow, sunken shadows. A combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators such as Botox®, are injected to replace the volume lost, soften deep folds and decrease muscle strength.
Dr. Christine utilizes her resources along with her skills to help you determine which dermal filler and neuromodulator is right for you. She uses a combination of fillers that will give you the best natural outcome. Commonly, she will inject Botox® peri-orally (around the mouth) to diminish the appearance of the vertical/smoker’s lines. Radiesse® may be injected in the moderate to severe deep folds to correct the laugh lines and marionette lines. Juvederm is a favorite for Dr. Christine when it comes to creating a natural, well contoured lip line and volume enhancement.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
After your consultation, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area to be treated. The treatment can take anywhere from 30-45 min depending on the size and number of areas injected. During the duration of your entire procedure, Dr. Christine uses ice to minimize discomfort, swelling and bruising. We ask our patients to refrain from taking any blood thinners, especially aspirin containing products for 10 days prior to their procedure. There is always the risk of bruising and swelling as with any injectable, but icing and either ingesting or topically applying arnica can help minimize downtime
Juvéderm® is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the human body that attracts water and plays a role in firming the skin.
Juvéderm® has a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. Its smooth consistency creates more natural, youthful fullness.
Dr. Christine‘s goal is to naturally enhance your lips. In less than 30 minutes, Juvéderm® can be used to instantly add volume to the lip area, creating a natural,plump and pouty look. Your lips remain soft, kissable and natural to the touch.
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