Are you concerned about the appearance of your lips? Perhaps you’re worried about them thinning as you age, or maybe you’ve always wanted fuller lips but were afraid that if you got an injectable treatment, they would end up looking fake or way too big. If you want to improve the way they look with little risk, now is the perfect time to try Juvederm Volbella for lips.
European Favorite Juvederm Volbella for Lips, Now FDA Approved
After being approved and widely available in Europe for more than five years, Juvederm Volbella was recently approved for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. The approval was made official on May 31, 2016. From that date forward, this injectable temporary hyaluronic filler is available for use by patients who are aged 21 and over. To date, Juvederm Volbella is available in more than 70 countries around the world.
Skin by Lovely is pleased to offer FDA-approved Juvederm Volbella for lips at our Santa Monica, CA, and Portland, OR, locations. As with any cosmetic treatment, it pays to do plenty of research before getting treatment. Learn everything that you need to know about this innovative, gentle lip filler by reading on below.
What Makes Juvederm Volbella Different?
If you do a little searching, you’ll quickly discover that there are several FDA-approved injectable lip fillers on the market today. Each has its own distinct qualities, but what makes Juvederm Volbella for lips special?
The key difference between Juvederm Volbella and other leading lip fillers involves the way in which hyaluronic acid molecules in the solution interact with one another. Allergan, the manufacturer of Volbella, has enhanced the filler with its proprietary Vycross technology. Unveiled in 2013, Vycross involves using a combination of high- and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid molecules to improve their cross-linking efficiency. The main advantage of this technique is that less hyaluronic acid is needed, so there is less swelling. This formula works because, due to the varying sizes of the hyaluronic acid molecules, the gel-like substance absorbs less water.
Vycross technology creates a gel with a consistency that works amazingly well at plumping lips, correcting asymmetry and diminishing fine lines around the mouth. If those are your problem areas, and you want a solution that will last for 12 months, Juvederm Volbella may be the answer.
What to Expect During Your Juvederm Volbella for Lips Treatment
Prior to undergoing your Juvederm Volbella procedure, you will sit down for a consultation with a member of the Skin by Lovely team. After asking a series of questions about your medical history, a member of our staff will have you point out the areas that you would like to correct. Be as descriptive as possible about your ultimate goals. The specialist will carefully examine your lips and skin to determine if you are an ideal candidate for a Juvederm Volbella for lips treatment. As long as you get the go ahead, you will be able to schedule an appointment for your procedure.
Juvederm Volbella contains a small amount of lidocaine to minimize discomfort from injections. If you are especially worried about pain, a topical anesthetic may also be applied. First, though, the area that is being treated will be cleaned and prepped with alcohol or another antiseptic. A pen may be used to mark the areas where the injections will be made.
After administering the first injection, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will wait briefly to allow the lidocaine to take effect. As injections are made using an ultra-fine needle, the treatment area may be gently massaged to spread out the filler more evenly and ice may be used to minimize discomfort and swelling.
ide effects are minor with this procedure. You may experience minor swelling, redness, or bruising at injection sites that will subside within a week. No real downtime is necessary, but it is generally recommended that you avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours and stay away from direct sunlight, steam rooms, and saunas for at least two weeks.
In a clinical study, 98 percent of people who used Juvederm Volbella for lips reported that their lip appearance goals were met and lasted up to 12 months. An additional follow-up treatment may be needed during your one-month follow-up appointment to evaluate your results and make adjustments. After about a year, another treatment will be needed to maintain the effects of this procedure.
Anti-Aging Effects of Juvederm Volbella for Lips
As we age, our skin starts losing its fullness and elasticity. The skin around the eyes is fairly fragile, so fine lines and wrinkles often appear there early on in life. The same phenomenon happens to the lips, which start losing fullness and begin developing fine lines around their borders. Lips often lose their distinctive borders even more so as we age too.
Juvederm Volbella for lips effectively counteracts the signs of aging that are most closely associated with the lips and mouth. Specially formulated hyaluronic acid molecules fill and plump targeted areas. The proprietary technology that is used in this dermal filler ensures subtle, natural results.
Correcting Asymmetry With Juvederm Volbella for Lips
Faces look their best and most youthful when all the features are symmetrical. However, lips often become less symmetrical as we age, and in some cases, they were like that all along.
Either way, Juvederm Volbella is an effective treatment for asymmetry of the lips. By strategically injecting this dermal filler into affected areas, an experienced injection specialist can make sure the top and bottom lips are full and proportioned to one another.
Juvederm Volbella for Lips Provides Natural-Looking Fullness
You want your lips to look fuller, but you don’t want anyone to know that you use dermal fillers. Well, here’s some great news: With Juvederm Volbella for lips, you can have your cake and eat it too. This dermal filler is formulated to have a smooth, uniform consistency. Thanks to the proprietary Vycross technology that goes into its design, Juvederm Volbella contains less hyaluronic acid than other fillers. As a result, swelling is much less of an issue and outcomes look far more natural for patients who don’t respond well to other fillers.
With Juvederm Volbella, you don’t have to worry about going too far. After the initial mild side effects have subsided, your lips will look subtly plumper. Others will see you and think that you look younger, but they won’t be able to pinpoint why. But since you know your face better than anyone, you’ll be able to detect the difference without any trouble. It’s the best of both worlds!
Is Juvederm Volbella for Lips Right for Me? Other Lip Filler Options
Today, several effective and safe hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are readily available. At first glance, they all appear to be virtually interchangeable. In reality, however, there are subtle differences that make some options more successful in certain situations than others.
Half of the battle of achieving a younger, more attractive appearance involves selecting the right product. By working with the experienced team at Skin by Lovely, you can more easily zero in on the solution that is right for you. Our staff members are knowledgeable about the subtle differences between popular options like Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Juvederm Volbella for lips, and they can match you with a treatment that will best help you achieve your goals.
Before trying Juvederm Volbella, you should familiarize yourself with the other most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the market today. You might discover that a different product would work better. For example, if you have deep lines around the mouth, Juvederm Ultra could be the best solution for you.
Juvederm Ultra is often confused with Juvederm Volbella and other Juvederm products, but it is distinctive in many ways. Most notably, its small molecules and somewhat thick but smooth texture make it ideal for more than plumping lips. Juvederm Ultra is often prescribed for mild to moderate lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Since it’s formulated with such small particles, it doesn’t last as long as other fillers. Results typically last anywhere from six to nine months.
Another popular option for fuller lips and diminishing fine lines, Restylane Silk may also be used to fill in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It was the first dermal filler created exclusively for lip augmentation, boasting more natural results and subtle enhancement.
Restylane is very similar to Restylane Silk, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Ultra. Its granular texture makes it somewhat moldable, so its uses extend far beyond the lips and mouth. In fact, some injection specialists will only use Restylane under the eyes. For particularly delicate lines and wrinkles near the mouth, this product may be too filling for some patients.
Why Choose Skin by Lovely for Lip Filler Treatments
At Skin by Lovely, we know that you have plenty of options when it comes to trying filler treatments like Juvederm Volbella for lips. However, we are confident that you won’t have a better or more effective experience anywhere else.
Unlike the vast majority of providers, Skin by Lovely is an Allergen Black Diamond practice. This means that we rank in the top 1 percent of all Botox and Juvederm providers in the country. Our extensive experience in this area means that our results are consistent, of the utmost quality and remarkably natural looking. Keep in mind that the manner in which these fillers are administered can make or break their results. Therefore, it pays to stick with practices that have a lot of experience in this area.
If you’re ready to experience the long-lasting results of a Juvederm Volbella for lips treatment, Skin by Lovely can help. Get more information or schedule a consultation by contacting our Santa Monica, CA, or Portland, OR, location today.