New Announcement - May 21, 2024

Dr. Emilio Justo's 2nd TED Talk is now LIVE on YouTube! The title of his talk is:

Unleashing the Drive Within: The OBSESSION Advantage to Unprecedented Success

Click Here to View the Full Video and Photos of TEDxWesternU Event

In the meantime, please join the more than 6 Million Viewers who have watched Dr. Justo's first TEDx talk from August 12, 2023 at TEDxCherryCreekHS titled "Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success" Please see the link below to view the full video, as well as photos of the event:

Delayed Gratification: Your Superpower to Success

Considering Lip Augmentation?

If you were born with thin lips, or if aging has caused your lips to flatten so they are not as plump as you would like, you now can do something about it. Dr. Emilio Justo and his skin care professionals offer a variety of safe and effective lip augmentation procedures.

You can select from a variety of lip injections at our facilities serving Phoenix from Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, that can enhance the size and shape of your lips. We offer the leading tissue (dermal) fillers, Juvéderm®Restylane®, and Restylane® Lyft, or micro-droplet silicone oil. These tissue fillers give gradual plumping which can be tailored based upon the individual patient's desires. Furthermore, the results look and feel natural.

Although implantable materials can be surgically used to augment the lips, Dr. Emilio Justo prefers the beauty, ease, and safety of tissue fillers for the lips.

To set up an appointment with Dr. Justo and his skilled team, contact the professionals at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center - providing several services, including lip injections, to residents of Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise and beyond since 1989.

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Lip After Photo
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Benefits of Lip Augmentation

Nothing is quite as friendly as a beautiful smile. Has the beauty of your smile been diminished, or has the graceful curve of your upper lip begun to flatten out? If so, discuss lip augmentation options with Dr. Justo to learn how you can have luscious lips! As an added benefit, tissue (dermal) fillers can also reduce fine lines around your lips.

Lip Augmentation Procedure and Recovery

Over time your lips may have lost their fullness and small wrinkles have appeared around them. Facial tissue fillers and hyaluronic acids (HA) can restore lost volume, and help to stimulate the body's collagen production. Dr. Justo will discuss with you the type of tissue filler, Juvéderm®Restylane®, and Restylane® Lyft, that will accomplish your lip augmentation and facial volumizing goals.


Juvéderm® is an injectable hyaluronic acid filler that was created by Allergan, Inc., the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Juvéderm® can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and add volume to the lips and skin.


Restylane® is a clear gel that contains a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. HA naturally occurs in humans and is used to provide volume and fullness to the skin. Dr. Justo advises that Restylane® maintains its shape by using the body's own moisture (water).

Restylane® Lyft

Restylane® Lyft is a dermal filler that provides longer-lasting results. Restylane® Lyft is similar to Restylane® except that the gel particles are larger and are injected deeper into the skin. The injections are done with an ultra-fine needle. You will notice that your lips with have added volume and fine lines will also be diminished.

Lip augmentation using the selected tissue filler is usually performed under topical anesthesia with an anesthetic cream applied. In more sensitive or anxious patients, a dental block (injection) can be used for deeper numbing effect. Recovery takes only a few days to a week, at which time the lips usually look and feel marvelous.

Since the dermal fillers contain natural occurring HA here's little chance for an allergic reaction. It's biodegradable, so your body will absorb it overtime.


1.Restylane® is FDA for wrinkles and folds from the nose to the corners of the mouth.

2.Juvéderm®, is the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler with demonstrated safety and effectiveness in persons of color. (Juvéderm®, official Web site)

Learn More about Lip Injections

To schedule a consultation with Emilio M. Justo, M.D. at the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center, contact our offices today. We offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical facial enhancement procedures like lip injections for residents of Phoenix and beyond. For more than 20 years we have been "creating beautiful results with experience and compassion."

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Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center

Ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon Emilio Justo founded Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989. With locations in Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg, AZ, we help patients from the Phoenix area and beyond improve and maintain their vision through quality eye care. Our doctors are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The Arizona Medical Association
  • The Arizona Ophthalmological Society
  • The Phoenix Ophthalmological Society

To request a consultation, please fill out our online form or call (623) 975-2020.

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Over the years, many people have asked me my secret… The answer is simple – I listen carefully and attentively.
Dr. Emilio Justo

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