March 3, 2021

Notice to Hove Center patients from Dr. Christopher Hove

Many of our patients have asked us about the availability of COVID vaccines. Even though our specialty is facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, we are still concerned with the health and overall well-being of all of our patients. We respect that deciding to get vaccinated is a very personal individual decision. 

For those of you who are interested in receiving a vaccine, we strongly recommend signing up through the Main Line Health System (Lankenau Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Memorial Hospital, and Riddle Hospital) to receive the vaccine as you may already be registered in their system.  If you aren't registered, it is easy to set up a private secure account.  To sign up to receive the vaccine or set up an account, please go to my.mainlinehealth.org/mychart. If you need assistance with any of this, please call the  24/7/365 portal or help desk at 484.580.1080.  

Please stay safe, 

Christopher R Hove, MD

Juvéderm for the Lips By crhove on December 29, 2019

A woman smilingNot everyone is born with full lips. In fact, many people are looking for ways to add greater fullness to their lips. Permanent lip implants are an option that benefits many people, but if you’d prefer to avoid surgery, you could simply get cosmetic injectables such as Juvéderm®. Dr. Christopher Hove has used this cosmetic injectable on countless Philadelphia, PA facial rejuvenation patients.

Let’s take a moment to consider how Juvéderm works and why it may be an ideal option for you and your cosmetic enhancement needs.

Problems Caused by Thin Lips

If you have thin lips, they can detract from the beauty of your face in a number of unexpected ways. Your face may seem to lack personality or expressiveness if your lips aren’t pouty or thick. You could even feel self-conscious about the thinness of your lips and wish you could do something about them.

About Juvéderm

Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the human body. That means it will not be rejected by the body and poses an extremely low risk of allergic reaction.

By injecting Juvéderm into the lips, the added volume leads to an appearance of fullness and lusciousness. In addition to lip augmentation, Juvéderm can be used to fill in lines and wrinkles around the face.

Ideal Candidates for Juvéderm

Good candidates for Juvéderm are people who want to increase the fullness of their lips but would prefer to do so without undergoing surgery. They should understand the risks and benefits of dermal filler treatment and have realistic expectations about the finals results and how long they last.

During a consultation at our Philadelphia area practice, we can let you know if Juvéderm is the right option for your cosmetic goals, or if another dermal filler would be more ideal.

What to Expect When Getting Juvéderm Injections

A topical anesthetic is usually applied to the lips to avoid serious discomfort. The Juvéderm is carefully injected into the lips in order to evenly increase volume and shape. The exact amount of Juvéderm used will vary depending on the needs of the patient.

The entire Juvéderm injection process will take about 30 minutes to complete, meaning you can undergo treatment during your lunch break.

The Results of Juvéderm Lip Injections

The results of Juvéderm can be stunning. Patients get fuller lips and do not have to deal with the downtime or risks associated with lip implant surgery. The added volume to the lips enhances overall facial appearance.

How Long Do Juvéderm Injection Results Last?

The results of Juvéderm lip augmentation injections will usually last about six months to nine months. This is comparable to a number of other dermal fillers that are also on the market.

Prolonging the Benefits of Juvéderm Injections

At the end of several months, patients can undergo another Juvéderm injection session, prolonging the cosmetic outcomes and maintaining a full, shapely set of lips in the process.

Learn More About Cosmetic Injectables

If you live in the Philadelphia area and would like to learn more about Juvéderm and your many other dermal filler options, contact a board-certified plastic surgeon. The Hove Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can be reached by phone at (610) 647-3727.

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Christopher R. Hove, M.D.

Hove Center.
Leaders in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Christopher R. Hove uses his refined skills and artistic touch to create exceptional results through facial plastic surgery. Specializing exclusively in facial procedures, Dr. Hove provides cosmetic and reconstructive surgery as well as nonsurgical enhancements. Dr. Hove is a member of:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Hove at our Paoli, PA, office by contacting us online or by calling (610) 647-3727.

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