Lip enhancement with Juvederm at Dr. Sommerville’s Chevy Chase practice located near Washington, DC and Bethesda, Maryland

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April 2, 2011

In February 2010, the FDA approved a new formulation of the Juvederm injectable gel with added anesthetic, lidocaine.  This new formula, Juvederm XC, dramatically improves patient comfort during treatment.

In addition to reducing or eliminating the smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, and wrinkles around the mouth, Juvederm XC is often requested for lip enhancement, restoring the volume lost due to aging.  Regardless of patient's age, thin or uneven lips can be enhanced or rebalanced with Juvederm, bringing harmony to the lower face.

Juvederm injectable gel is made from a hyaluronic acid compound.  Hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the skin, has the capacity to bind large quantities of water, keeping the skin firm and moisturized.  Hyaluronic acid content progressively decreases with age, resulting in decreased dermal hydration, thinning of the skin, and increased skin folding.

The Juvederm injection is performed through a very thin needle reducing discomfort.  Dr. Sommerville routinely applies a topical anethetic cream to the area prior to injection to further enhance patient comfort.  Nerve blocks can also be performed prior to treating the lips.

The results of a Juvederm injection last for up to a full year.  Dr. Sommerville believes in delivering natural results while avoiding overfilling.  Dr. Sommerville's patients appreciate her cautious and meticulous approach to restoring the youthful look to the face.

Cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Sommerville, welcomes patients from the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area including Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Kensington, Silver Spring, and Olney in Maryland, as well as Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, and Great Falls in Virginia.


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Category: Cosmetic Dermatology, Juvederm, Lip Injection


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