Restylane® approved for Lip augmentation by FDA

Funny how something we have been doing for so many years is now BIG news because it just got FDA approval. We have been using Hyaluronic Acid fillers in the lips since they were originally approved for correcting the Naso Labial Folds. Since Restylane® was the first Hyaluronic Acid (HA) approved it had a two year head start, however, Juvederm has captured over 70% of the market because it is a better product for this application (LIPS). there is less bruising with this product and less tendency for tiny bumps and irregularities. The other great property about all HAs is the ability to dissolve them with a simple injection if you don't like them.

In My Experience Juvederm lasts significantly longer in most individuals. We are awaiting approval of "thinner" HAs for use in finer lines such as "smokers' lines" and "crows feet". Expect 6 months or more of results with juvederm and Restylane®.