JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC offers a secure and accessible way to have more voluptuous lips or to deal with those pesky signs of aging that are bothering you, like line, wrinkles, and thinning. You might be curious about the duration of the achieved results, however. These injections usually last for a minimum of one year. If you’re contemplating lip fillers, the specialists at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO, can help.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC: How Long Does It Last?
The effects of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections generally persist for approximately 12 months. If you’re seeking a solution to obtain fuller lips that will last for quite a while, our dermal fillers can deliver natural-looking outcomes that can be effortlessly sustained through regular touch-up procedures. We can help you understand how often you’ll need touch-ups for the best results when you come to see us for a consultation.
What’s In the Product?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs within the body. It is engineered to increase volume and fullness in the lips and rectify any asymmetry. Nevertheless, since the body eventually metabolizes hyaluronic acid, you will require additional touch-up treatments to preserve your results.
Understanding Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical alternative for restoring volume and fullness to specific facial areas. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, a renowned dermal filler, is injected into the lips using a fine needle. This filler is specially designed to add volume and definition to the lips and can also be utilized to minimize wrinkles and lines around the mouth.
The hyaluronic acid in this product (and all products in the JUVÉDERM line) binds with water molecules, creating a volumizing effect on the lips. The results of lip injections can last for several months, but this duration may vary from person to person.
Factors Influencing the Duration of Lip Fillers
Injection Site Location
Injections administered to the body of the lips will endure longer than those into the border of the lips, and there are several reasons for this difference. Firstly, the skin in the main body of the lips is denser than the skin around the sides, resulting in reduced absorption of the filler compared with other parts of the lips.
Secondly, this area does not get as much blood supply as other areas, leading to a slower breakdown of the filler. Finally, gravity also contributes because skin always tends to sag over time with the constant pull of gravity.
It’s worth noting that the longevity of lip filler results differs among individuals depending on their metabolism. People with faster metabolisms do not have results that last as long as those with slower metabolisms.
This is because a faster metabolism breaks down hyaluronic acid (or any injection) more quickly than a slower one. Since hyaluronic acid is responsible for the product’s plumping and volumizing effects, if your body metabolizes hyaluronic acid swiftly, you might not experience the same lasting results as someone whose body processes it more slowly.
The durability of your lip filler outcomes can also depend on the frequency of your injections. If you undergo regular injections, as recommended by our team, your results can eventually start to persist for up to 18 months. Conversely, if you only receive injections sporadically, your results may not last as long.
For the best possible maintenance of your lip filler results, it is advisable to get injections regularly. This approach allows you to enjoy the longest possible results.
Environmental elements can influence the longevity of your lip filler results because these factors have a lot to do with your skin health generally. For instance, sun exposure can cause pigmentation of the skin around the lips and degrade your results. Furthermore, UV ray exposure can also lead to the premature deterioration of your filler results.
To ensure the longest possible duration for your results, it’s crucial to care for your lips following the treatment. Avoid rubbing or picking at your lips. Doing so can move the filler around so it doesn’t give the results you expect. Additionally, refrain from using any harsh chemicals, and don’t scrub your lips hard, even with natural or “gentle” scrubs.
Choosing Lip Care Products
The way you care for your lips after your treatment impacts your results. Choose natural products and those without harsh chemicals. Protect your lips from sun exposure with lip balms or glosses that contain sunscreen.
The Benefits of Dermal Filler Treatment
Experience a Streamlined and Accessible Solution
Opting for dermal fillers provides a nearly painless, swift experience that typically lasts about an hour. Noticeable improvements may appear almost instantly; however, we suggest waiting three to four days for the full effect to materialize. You won’t be waiting long, and you won’t be spending a lot of time getting treated. This is essentially a “lunchtime” treatment that can be finished quickly.
Revitalize Your Skin with a Supple, Moisturized Look
This treatment incorporates hyaluronic acid, a substance that draws and retains moisture, giving your skin a fuller appearance. Naturally present in the skin, hyaluronic acid functions by keeping water molecules near the skin’s surface, resulting in a plumper and more hydrated look. Because this substance is already present in your skin naturally, you don’t have to worry about your results looking fake. You’re not adding “plastic” to your lips or anything like that. You’re stimulating your body to plump your lips naturally.
Achieve Tailored, Natural-Looking Outcomes
Lip injections offer various aesthetic options, ranging from nuanced refinement to a more striking look. Our team will discuss your desired outcomes during your initial consultation and determine the appropriate injection technique, as well as the suitable type and quantity of filler. We have the experience to ensure that your results look perfectly natural and in line with your goals.
Address a Range of Aesthetic Concerns
Dermal fillers serve multiple purposes beyond enhancing lip shape and volume. The treatment can also rectify lip asymmetry or unevenness. Fillers can be administered to specific regions around the mouth that lack fullness, resulting in balanced and even contours.
Moreover, fillers can effectively treat those wrinkles and fine lines surrounding the mouth that can easily betray our age. The filler plumps up the targeted regions, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Boost Your Self-Confidence
Many lip filler recipients desire subtle improvements primarily to boost their self-esteem or confidence in the look they’re presenting to the world. Our team can help you get the results you’re looking for: results that will let you put your best face forward.
Lip fillers present an excellent opportunity to attain gorgeous lips without relying on cosmetics, enhancing your self-assurance with a natural appearance.
Determining the Ideal Candidate for Lip Injections
Lip fillers are designed to increase the volume of the lips and give them better definition, giving your lips a fuller, more youthful appearance. Nevertheless, the treatment isn’t suitable for everyone. Our team can assess whether you are a good candidate for this procedure when you come see us for a consultation.
Generally, ideal candidates for lip fillers seek a non-surgical solution for achieving fuller lips, which anyone at any age might be interested in. Lip filler injections can also add volume and definition to aging lips. In addition, to be a good candidate, you need to be:
In Good Health
Individuals with severe allergies or autoimmune diseases are advised against this cosmetic procedure. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also abstain from lip filler injections.
Have Realistic Expectations
Ideal lip filler candidates possess a grounded understanding of the treatment’s limitations. Lip fillers cannot replace surgery; therefore, those seeking dramatic transformations may want to try something else. Also, while fillers can enhance and reshape your lips, they won’t result in a drastically different appearance. They can’t make you into someone else: they help you look like your best self.
Elevate Your Aesthetic by Rejuvenating Your Lips
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® yields exceptional, long-lasting results in restoring and augmenting your lips’ volume. Are you prepared to discover how this treatment can revolutionize your look? Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO today to arrange your appointment. Our knowledgeable, skilled, and artistic team will help you reclaim the beauty that time and stress may have diminished through a simple, fast treatment that delivers natural results.