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Juvederm® Ultra XC, the dermal filler used in the treatment of facial folds and lines, just received official approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its injection into the lips and areas around the mouth in those individuals wanting lip augmentation and who are more than 21 years old. Previous to this announcement, it could and was used for creating larger and fuller lips but its usage was considered to be “off label” (a legal term meaning that it hadn’t been approved by the FDA for this particular treatment).

Clinical trials using Juvederm® Ultra XC for lip augmentation revealed that 79% of those treated had a significant improvement of lip fullness at three months post treatment. More than 78% of treated individuals claimed that there was an improvement of their overall satisfaction in the appearance as well as the feel of their lips at one year.

I have been using Juvederm® Ultra XC and other related Juvederm® formulations off label for many years in order provide my patients with immediate and aesthetically pleasing enlarged, fuller lips. My patients have truly been very happy with the results which, in some cases, have persisted to a very substantial degree for well in excess of a year.

This is a relatively simple and easy procedure to undergo and one which I perform using local anesthesia, thereby making it an essentially pain free experience. Results are immediate though expect to have moderate swelling of your lips for a few days. Bruising can also occur on occasion.

For more information on lip augmentation with the usage of Juvederm® Ultra XC or for any other plastic surgery procedure that I perform, or to schedule your consultation, please call my office at 480-451-3000.

Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona

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