If your lips look and feel thinner than they used to, or you’ve always had thin lips, there is a way to change the lips you were born with or the lips and the aging process has dealt you and get a full, voluptuous pout. At Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO, we offer Volbella, a dermal filler from one of the most trusted collections of cosmetic injectables designed to add volume, enhance the shape and borders, and correct imperfections in the lips.
What Is Volbella Used For?
Volbella is a Juvederm dermal filler designed to plump and augment the lips. It is FDA-approved to not only add volume to the lips but to smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth that often result from sun damage, lifestyle factors, and the aging process.
These lines that form around the mouth are called perioral lines and are affectionately called “lipstick lines.” However, they are very difficult to treat with topical products, which is why Volbella can make such a difference not only in the appearance of your lips but the surrounding area.
How It Works
Juvederm’s Volbella is formulated with a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid, which is a near match to the sugar that your body creates naturally. The benefit is that your body is familiar with hyaluronic acid. Since the substance in these fillers is such a close match to what your body produces naturally, there is very little risk of an allergic reaction to the product.
This substance is held within a syringe and then injected into the lips and the surrounding area to correct imperfections, add volume, and smooth lines around the mouth.
The Benefits of Volbella
It Smoothes Wrinkles Around the Mouth
One of the main benefits of this particular dermal filler is its ability to smooth lines around the mouth. Perioral lines can form from years of smoking, sun damage, and the aging process. These lines can become quite noticeable and are difficult to treat with topical products, regardless of what those products promise to do. An injection in this area can smooth these lines and deliver long-lasting results that will completely transform the appearance of your mouth and your general appearance as well.
Treatments Are Painless
Another benefit of using this particular dermal filler to treat your lips and the surrounding area is that your injection process will be virtually painless. Juvederm fillers contain lidocaine as one of the primary ingredients, which helps make the injection process feel comfortable and painless. Additionally, we can apply a topical numbing solution to your lips and the surrounding treatment area to ensure that the entire area is numb and you do not feel the needle.
Treatments Are Quick
When you schedule a Juvederm appointment and use this particular filler to augment your lips, you can expect your entire appointment to take less than 30 minutes to complete. While you can combine treatments and undergo multiple cosmetic injections during one appointment, you still will be in and out in less than an hour and on your way to reaching all of your aesthetic goals.
There’s No Downtime
Once your appointment is complete, you can resume your normal daily activities. You will have some aftercare instructions to follow, but you will not have to work around any downtime. You can go back to work or go about your day as planned without worrying about an extensive recovery period.
What to Expect
This process begins with a consultation. During this consultation, you will meet with one of your experts to discuss your goals, learn more about the treatment, and give us the necessary information so that we can determine if you are a candidate for treatment. Ideal candidates want to treat perioral lines, add definition to their lips, or increase the overall volume and size of their lips.
Determining Your Candidacy
To determine your candidacy, we will take several factors into account. The best candidates for this dermal filler are those over the age of 21 and want to enhance their lips or reduce the signs of aging around the mouth. Additionally, the ideal candidate cannot be allergic to any of the ingredients in this dermal filler, including lidocaine.
Treatments are quick, and injections only take a few minutes to administer. Once you arrive at your appointment, your injector will clean your skin in the planned treatment area and then administer the injections as discussed during your consultation. Then, your appointment will be complete, and you can resume your normal daily activities.
While you will not have to plan around any downtime, you will need to take some steps to ensure that you get the best possible results. If you are a smoker, you need to make every attempt to stop smoking.
You will help ensure long-lasting results when you refrain from smoking both before and after your treatment. If you use this dermal filler to enhance your lips or the surrounding area, make sure that you avoid touching your face or lying down immediately after your appointment.
Avoid the Sun and the Heat
Additionally, you should avoid excess sun exposure immediately following your injections and wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect your skin and your treatment area. Keeping your lips hydrated and moisturized after your treatment can help enhance your results and keep your skin healthy.
You should also avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours after your initial treatment. Also, to ensure the best results, you should avoid situations that increase your body temperature, like hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and even hot weather.
Once you undergo this treatment, you can expect immediate results. Your lips will instantly look fuller, and you’ll see an instant smoothing effect in the area around your mouth if you choose to treat vertical lip lines. While you will see immediate results, your immediate results will not be your final results.
It takes approximately two weeks for the filler to settle in your lips and the surrounding area. You will see an improvement in your results as those two weeks pass and can expect the final outcome at that time.
The primary goal of Volbella is to add volume to the lips. It can add a minimal amount of volume to one or both lips or as much as you choose to reach your goals. One of our injectors will work with you regarding the dosage to ensure that your expectations are met, you get natural-looking results, and your lips look proportional to your facial features.
With the aging process can come a decrease in the definition of your lips. This dermal filler can not only increase the size and volume of your lips but can add definition to your lips by enhancing the border of your mouth. It can also create proportion and address is aesthetic imperfections like imbalances and symmetry issues.
Once you undergo this treatment, you can expect long-lasting results. Most patients experience results at last up to 12 months. Once you notice a change in your results and that your body has begun to metabolize the ingredients in the injectable, you will need to schedule a follow-up treatment to help maintain those results.
It’s important to note that your results will be long-lasting once you begin treatment, but they will also only be temporary. You will need to scheduled maintenance appointments as needed to maintain your results over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind of Dosage Can I Expect During Treatment?
If you’ve never undergone injections before, you should know that your dosage matters. It determines what kind of results you will get, and in some cases, it can determine how long your results will last. When you come in for your initial consultation, we can give you a better idea of what kind of dosage we plan to use to help you achieve your goals.
Different patients have different results and therefore require different amounts of filler to reach their goals. We will create a customized treatment plan for your needs during your initial consultation so that you know exactly what to expect.
Will I Look Natural?
When you choose our office for your cosmetic injectables, you can rest assured that you’ll be treated by skilled injectors who will help enhance your features and address the signs of aging without making you look unnatural or like a different person. Our injectors will listen to each of your goals, make suggestions as needed, and use a light hand to administer filler to create the most subtle and natural-looking results possible.
Additionally, Juvederm fillers use a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid to smooth, lift, and plump the skin. Because this substance is almost identical to a natural substance your body produces, it delivers subtle and natural-looking results.
What Else Does Juvederm Treat?
Juvederm is a collection of dermal fillers that treats multiple areas of the face. There are dermal fillers within this collection that can lift and contour the cheeks to restore youth to the mid-face area, enhance the chin to create a more aesthetically pleasing chin profile, and smooth and erase facial wrinkles and folds.
Juvederm dermal fillers will smooth smile lines like marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and other lines and folds that form around the mid-face due to volume loss, aging, and genetics. Like Volbella, these fillers deliver long-lasting results and will last anywhere from six months to two years.
Can I Use Botox and Dermal Fillers Together?
Dermal fillers and Botox can be used to create the most youthful appearance. They work well and complement one another. Dermal fillers treat the signs of aging in the lower half of the face, enhance the lips, and correct aesthetic imperfections.
They pair well with Botox injections, which address the upper half of the face. During your initial consultation, we can create a comprehensive treatment plan that includes one or multiple dermal fillers and neuromodulators to help you reach your aesthetic goals.
Reach Your Aesthetic Goals Today
Reaching your aesthetic goals has never been so easy, thanks to dermal fillers like Volbella. You’ll get immediate and long-lasting results that will increase your confidence and enhance your features. Whether you want to just enhance your lips or address multiple areas of your face that have begun to exhibit the signs of aging, we can help. Contact us today at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, CO to schedule your initial consultation to find out more about the Juvederm collection.