Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that we normally have in our bodies. Dr. Lewen offers the following hyaluronic-acid based fillers to patients:
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus
Results from hyaluronic acid products can be seen almost immediately, although they will settle in over the first 1-2 weeks. Results typically last at least 6 months and often times up to 1 year or longer, depending on the specific product, the individual, and the location of injection.
Some of these products now come with Lidocaine premixed in the syringe in order to give better anesthesia and comfort during the procedure. Dr. Lewen will mix others with anesthetic. Topical numbing cream or ice may be used as well. If fillers are to be injected into the lip areas, often it is necessary to perform dental blocks, which are similar numbing injections to those performed by a dentist.