Thin or uneven lips can be enhanced with non-surgical methods that are minimally invasive. Dr. Rivkin is an expert in the most advanced non-surgical lip enhancement techniques.
Some people are born with naturally thin or unevenly full lips while others thin with age. Over time vertical lines often appear above and below the lips, and the corners of the mouth can begin to droop. All of these problems can be corrected safely and painlessly without surgery or excessive swelling.
Dr. Rivkin can enhance your lips making them fuller, eliminating vertical lines, and correcting drooping corners of the mouth. He is known among his patients as a master of subtle, natural appearing lip enhancement. No-one comes out of his office looking overdone or fake.
Dr. Rivkin will usually use Juvederm for his lip augmentation procedures to create a smooth, natural looking result. He has found that Juvederm provides the softest, most natural results with the least swelling or risk of bumpiness. Before the procedure, he will always numb your lips with a dental block so that your procedure will be completely painless.
Lip augmentation with Juvederm takes about 30 minutes to perform and usually lasts about 6 to 8 months. When the product dissolves, it does so evenly and symmetrically, without bumps or irregularity.
Dr. Rivkin does not recommend the use of Radiesse or Artefill in the lips. These fillers are very effective and safe when injected into other areas of the face. In the lips, however, there is too much risk of lumps and unevenness. Dr. Rivkin does not recommend the use of Silicone in the lips for the same reasons. These products are tempting to use because they last longer than Juvederm, but the risks are just not worth it.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs and desired end results, as well as explain the procedure. He will also help you determine which type of filler will work best with your body and skin type to achieve the look you desire. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
You can read more about Juvederm here.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.