Getting Juvederm Lip Injections next week! EXCITED & NERVOUS!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Barbiestylez:  OOOO! Posting to follow!!! I want to see your before and after!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Awesome, good luck! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Barbiestylez:  Your lips are full and gorgeous just as they are! I rem thinking you had gorgeous lips when you posted in another thread!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

Looking at your pics, I really want to say please don’t. You have gorgeous lips and I saw many friends who eventually ruined their beautiful lips over time. Completely flat lips get better result IMO.

Truthfully I have never told my friends honestly they look bad when they looked terrible after injection. The problem I discovered is, that so many people, including myself, think they ruined their lips but do not say anything or give them a false complements to avoid hurtful feelings. Given the risk, I think it’s only considerable when you have bad lips. Looking at your photos, I really want to tell you not to… 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Barbiestylez:  Just remember what happened to:  Meg Ryan, Lisa Rinna, Pricilla Presley and Melanie Griffith, just to name a few.  You’re quite young and already gorgeous – I say don’t mess with perfection.  🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Barbiestylez:  You don’t need it. I have never seen lip injections look natural or nice. You don’t want permanent duck face. And if they mess it up, you dont like it, or it looks awful, there’s nothing you can do about it. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Barbiestylez:  Bioengineer here.. I’m going to chime in and say, personally, I wouldn’t do it. The hyaluronic acid used in Juviderm is “safe” because it’s biocompatible in that HA is a naturally ocurring, long protein chain that is found mainly in cartilage. I used to work in articular cartilage regeneration and used basically the same product that is branded as “Juviderm” to make hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering. I’ve seen the cells do some weird stuff when encapsulated in it. HA is a large molecule that is negatively charged, and in cartilage it helps to absorb shock when walking/running. As HA isn’t really “natural” in the lips, it disturbs the local cellular environment and might cause the cells to lose their “sense of self” so to speak. “…hyaluronan contributes significantly to cell proliferation and migration, and may also be involved in the progression of some malignant tumors.” <- From wikipedia. 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper

I will be honest.  Please don’t do it.  There is absolutely nothing to improve upon.   

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Chimes in:  don’t do it!

Watch a few episodes of any ‘Real Housewives’ franchise if you’re not convinced.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m going to also chime in and say don’t do it. You have a beautiful face. You don’t need fake lips, yours are already perfectly shaped!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

sorry, but I have to say that I would not do it either. it’s not permanent, and I heard you can get a rebound effect where the more you do it, the more deflated lips can appear after it wears off (because the stretching damages the elasticity of the tissues), and to make up for it you just need to keep getting larger and larger injections each time you need to re-up. 

but that’s only what I’ve heard, I don’t know the facts. it’s worth doing some research.

 

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Barbiestylez:  I’m glad you chose not to, I think your lips are to die for as is! 

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