One hallmark of great beauty is plump and plush lips. While some may rely on temporary lip cosmetics to draw the eye to gorgeous lips, savvy women know that dermal fillers can be the subtle, long-term solution to full lips. At Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ we know that Juvederm Volbella is a silky-smooth gel filler that can be used to contour and restore youthful vitality to the lips.
How Do You Get Plump Lips?
For some, the trick to full lips is a dermal filler that can be used to increase skin volume from the inside out. One of the more popular options for the lips is Juvederm Volbella, a hyaluronic acid-based filler that can enhance the size and shape of the lips. Volbella is one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers available today and also has a reputation for producing natural-looking results. So, how will your treatment work? There are a few steps you should follow if you want to enjoy optimal results.
Your first step will be attending a consultation appointment. Your consultation will allow us to determine your eligibility for this treatment when we review your health history and go over your expectations for this treatment. We will examine the current volume of your lips and discuss any specific lip styles you want to use to enhance your appearance.
Some patients find it helpful to bring a reference photo to the consultation so you and your aesthetic expert can be on the same page. A good reference photo may be a picture of a celebrity or even a photograph of yourself when you were younger. Once we have a good idea of your goals for treatment, we can schedule your treatment appointment.
Your treatment appointments will take less than 30 minutes to complete. Most of the time, only filling the lips and the area around the mouth will require about one syringe of filler. For your comfort, we offer a topical numbing cream to be applied before injections begin; however, some patients choose to not use numbing cream since Volbella already contains lidocaine. Your treatment will be very comfortable.
Although we ask that all patients arrive at the treatment appointment with a freshly cleansed face, your aesthetic expert will still clean your lips and the surrounding area before your injections start. Immediately after your injections, your lips will be gently massaged to ensure that the filler is distributed evenly beneath your skin. From there, you are good to go.
After your appointment is finished, you will be able to return to work or your other activities for the day, except for strenuous exercise. In fact, there are only a few post-care instructions you will need to follow after your appointment. For example, you should avoid applying cosmetics to your lips for at least 24 hours and you should not rub your lips for at least 48.
During the two weeks after your treatment, you will also need to avoid direct sunlight; if you must be outside, please wear SPF 15 or greater on the lips. You will also need to avoid tanning beds, saunas, and excessive sweating during this time to get the best results.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Many people are pleasantly surprised to learn that they will be able to see the results of their treatment immediately after their appointment. The fast results of this treatment can be attributed to the way the gel filler immediately increases the volume of the lips. Your results will continue to improve over the next several days as your body begins to produce collagen to naturally restore lip volume.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this Juvederm filler are projected to last for at least 12 months at a time, making this the longest-lasting lip filler available. Some patients may find that their results can last longer than a year, particularly if patients are younger and take good care of their lips. Using SPF lip products and staying hydrated is key to making sure your results last as long as possible.
How Frequently Should You Have Treatment?
Most people tend to have this treatment once a year to enjoy continuous results, but you may have to play your treatment frequency by year. If you notice that your results are lasting longer than a year, then you should postpone additional treatments. On the other hand, if you notice that your results are fading more quickly, then scheduling your next appointment sooner will help you maintain your desired results.
What Can This Filler Help With?
Unlike some other lip fillers, Juvederm Volbella is an incredibly versatile lip filler that can serve a variety of different functions. For example, aside from increasing the fullness of the lips, this filler can also be used to address specific trouble areas to correct asymmetry or even treat signs of aging around the mouth.
Erase Vertical Lip Lines
One of the more frustrating signs of aging on the lips is verticle lip lines. Sometimes also called lipstick lines, verticle lip lines form on the lips as lip volume depletes. Verticle lip lines are essentially wrinkles on the lips themselves. Using a dermal filler for the lips is a good solution for verticle lip lines since the filler will smooth the area and temporarily erase these lines.
Smooth Perioral Lines
Perioral lines are the fine lines that form around the border of the lips. Also called smoker’s lines, perioral lines can be difficult to treat because the depth of these lines increases as your skin continues to lose volume as you age. This Juvederm lip filler is the first of its kind that can be used to treat perioral lines, which can take several years off your overall appearance.
Contour and Enhance
Lip fillers like this one are commonly used for more than just restoring the youthful appearance of the lips. For those who are looking for subtle lip definition or a way to alter the shape of the lips, this lip filler can be used to add more definition to your mouth. Many women may want to achieve certain lip styles by thickening the vermillion border or redefining the Cupid’s bow, and lip fillers like this one can be used to accomplish those goals.
Most people don’t have perfectly symmetric faces – in fact, many people have one side of the face that is decidedly lower than the other. Sometimes, this asymmetry is most noticeable on the lips. A lip filler can be used to correct asymmetry on the top or bottom lip, as well as on either side of the lip. Correcting asymmetry can help cosmetics look better and also enhance the appearance of your whole face.
Why Juvederm’s Special Formula Makes a Difference
Aside from the fact that hyaluronic acid works with your body to increase collagen production naturally, there are a few other reasons why Juvederm’s special formula makes a difference in how this dermal filler produces optimal results.
For one thing, the lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the body and also have some of the thinnest skin. For that reason, filling the lips can be considered an art form. Some other lip fillers use formulas that are comparatively bulky and produce less-than-perfect results.
Smaller Particle Size for Better Results
One of the major keys to the success of this Juvederm lip filler is the fact that the filler uses smaller particles. When smaller particles are used to fill the thinner tissue of the lips, the results of the filler will appear more natural. This is because the smaller particle size enables the filler to be more precise and sink into smaller areas of the skin to produce more comprehensive results.
Additionally, the smaller particles in this filler formula also allow for aesthetic experts to enhance your appearance proportionally. One of the fundamental rules for aesthetic enhancement is to achieve natural-looking results, which can usually only be accomplished when fillers have more refined formulas.
Why Should You Use a Lip Filler?
Using a lip filler can do a lot to enhance your features. Not only will you feel more confident about your overall appearance, but you may benefit from cosmetics looking better or having a better smile after your treatment is complete. Other reasons you may want to use a lip filler include:
Lip fillers are good aesthetic solutions for those who want to achieve specific appearance goals. From fullness to correcting asymmetry, the silky texture of this lip filler can easily target specific areas of the lips to correct or enhance lip appearance.
Ideally, your aesthetic enhancements should be barely noticeable, which means that natural-looking results are a must-have for aesthetic solutions. Because this Juvederm lip filler uses smaller particle sizes in the filler formula, it’s very easy to accomplish natural-looking results with this treatment.
Erase Aging Signs
The visible signs of aging can be difficult to treat in general, but treatment can become particularly difficult on highly mobile areas of the face, such as the lips. Moreover, there are very few over-the-counter products that can be used to address signs of aging around the mouth. For many, dermal fillers for the lips are the only viable solution to make a noticeable difference in the appearance of signs of aging around the mouth and on the lips.
One of the great things about this particular filler is the fact that the treatment is more cost-effective than other lip fillers. You can save money on this treatment because the results last twice as long as most other lip fillers, which means you will have fewer appointments and overall lower costs. Many patients even save money on at-home products, as well.
Who Are Good Candidates?
People over the age of 21 who are not pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to the ingredients in this Juvederm filler are typically good candidates for treatment. We will be able to confirm your candidacy during your consultation appointment. If you have a fever blister or cold sore within two weeks of your appointment, please reschedule your treatment.
Discover the Benefits of Volbella Today!
If you want to have smooth, supple, and youthfully plush lips, then it’s time to try a semi-permanent solution. From the visible signs of aging around the lips to correcting asymmetry, Volbella is an ideal treatment for most people who want to enjoy long-lasting and natural-looking results. Contact Perfect Skin Center in Scottsdale, AZ to schedule your consultation today.