Each one of us has a few things we’d like to change when we look in the mirror. Sometimes we wish we had been gifted different features in our genetics and other times the signs of aging leave us less than thrilled with our reflection. If you’re less than happy with the shape, size or volume of your lips, there are highly effective solutions available: you just need an expert to help you achieve your goals. Call the highly skilled and compassionate team at the Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa in Sanford, FL to talk about Juvederm Volbella.
What Is Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is one member of the elite, FDA-approved Juvederm collection of dermal fillers. This dermal filler is comprised of hyaluronic acid—a natural sugar our bodies produce to keep our skin lubricated and hydrated by naturally attracting and holding moisture. Juvederm Volbella is specifically designed with the delicate skin of the lips in mind.
Unlike other fillers, Volbella is thinner and more pliable, so the results are smooth, soft and look completely natural. Juvederm Volbella contains lidocaine, so your treatment will be comfortable.
How Does Juvederm Volbella Work?
Once you’ve discussed how you’d like your lips and lip area to look with your provider, Volbella becomes something like an artist’s brush. Your provider can softly sculpt your lips to enhance their natural beauty and give you the aesthetic you’ve always wanted. It’s made of a long-lasting, smooth gel and, once injected, pulls moisture to the area so you have a well-hydrated and supple look.
Because the filler substance is so smooth, your provider can apply it with precision, highlighting your natural shape while filling it out to match the other proportions of your face. This highly specialized injectable allows clients to achieve the smooth and full pout they want without looking over-plumped, so you and others will only notice your overall beauty and not a beacon pointing to your newly treated lips.
Allergan, the parent company producing the revolutionary Juvederm collection, uses Vycross technology. Vycross technology is a proprietary filler characteristic that yields smoother results on the specified areas than other fillers on the market.
Volbella is specifically formulated for the lip area and what was, historically, a difficult area to achieve a natural-looking yet transformative result. Whatever your concerns with your lip area, this is the dermal filler formulated perfectly to address and correct them. If your lips are naturally thinner than you’d like or have thinned with age, this injectable can restore natural plumpness to the area, helping you achieve the desired full look.
If you’re unhappy with the shape of your lips, perhaps they’re uneven or with no shape at all, a skilled provider can manipulate the smooth gel to lift, curve and even the areas of concern. In the past, the vertical lip lines we have on the surface of the lips were very difficult to treat because the skin over our lips is so delicate. Volbella is designed specifically for that thin and sensitive skin and is able to smooth lips and restore a younger-looking, smooth surface that feels silky soft.
When a smooth surface is restored to the lips, lipstick and gloss that used to get caught in those lines are now easily applied, and they wear and fade evenly without those shocking lines of leftover color. This treatment will also help prevent the “bleeding” or feathering of lip color into the surrounding skin, which can add an aged appearance and distract from your naturally beautiful look.
What to Expect
When you and your provider have decided this is the perfect treatment to help you achieve your goal of a shapely and full set of lips, there is no preparation for treatment. To start your session, your provider may apply a small amount of numbing cream to prep the area and maximize your comfort. Remember, as you receive injections, your comfort level will increase because of the lidocaine inside the solution.
A series of small injections will be made to your lip area and, because results are immediate, your provider will see their progress, allowing them to sculpt and adjust as they go along. Depending on the areas of concern being treated, appointments can last between 15-45 minutes. Once you’re thrilled with your look, that’s it. There’s no downtime with this treatment and many clients take their appointments during their workday, returning to their routines immediately after leaving the office.
You may be asked to refrain from direct sunlight or strenuous exercise for 24 hours. This will reduce the already low likelihood of injection site redness or itchiness. After that, everything returns to normal except for your newly rejuvenated look.
Results are immediate. You will leave your appointment with the mouth you’ve dreamed of. You will look refreshed and, if you’ve been bothered by the way down-turned corners of your mouth have caused you to look unhappy or even upset when you’re not, you’ll be glad to now look happy and approachable.
Many clients see continuous results for up to a year, but every patient’s experience is different based on the condition addressed and the amount of filler used. If you follow your provider’s recommended follow-up and maintenance schedule, you can enjoy seamless and consistent results.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Only your provider can ultimately decide if this treatment is right for you, but typically anybody looking to improve the appearance of their lip area is a good candidate. Because dermal fillers are made from a naturally occurring substance already produced by our bodies, it’s extremely well tolerated.
If your areas of concern are genetic or age-related, amazing results are equally achievable. Some people naturally produce less collagen than others, which can contribute to thinner lips. Collagen is the protein responsible for strong skin structure and the full, smooth look of plump and youthful lips. Our production of collagen breaks down as we get older, leaving some of us with lips that no longer have their youthful volume.
Both situations are scenarios easily addressed with this treatment. Talk to your provider about each of your concerns so they can design the perfect treatment plan for you.
The Mouth as a Focal Point
Since the inception of cosmetic medicine’s ability to help people achieve fuller lips, many studies have been done to understand the importance of this aesthetic. There are a few reasons we place such importance on our pouts. The first is that we perceive full and symmetrical lips a symbol of youth and vitality. Our genetics tell us that lips thin as we age, so our eye is naturally drawn to fuller lips.
Second, lips are the focal point, along with our eyes, of our faces. People are drawn to our mouths when we talk and laugh, and one smile can convey a million emotions. You’ll often hear a couple say the first thing that drew them to their partner was their smile.
When you’re happy with your lips, your confidence is boosted and you’re more comfortable having your picture taken, speaking in front of people and being in social situations. As your confidence is boosted, your overall attitude and posture can change. Clients often remark on how this one treatment gave them a more positive self-image and a feeling of self-assurance.
Other Juvederm Products
We mentioned earlier that Juvederm is the gold standard of dermal fillers. They have an entire line dedicated to making men and women feel better in their skin and able to enjoy a renewed and more youthful appearance.
Juvederm Ultra XC
One of the telltale signs of aging is the formation of lines and folds in various places on our face. This dermal filler is designed to restore volume to those areas where our skin has fallen to fill in small voids in the foundation of our skin, creating wrinkles.
This mixture of hyaluronic acid, water, and lidocaine forms a smooth gel that, when comfortably injected into wrinkles and fold, instantly adds volume and smooths the skin. It can also enhance lip size and shape without surgical intervention.
Juvederm Vollure XC
Another use of the proprietary Vycross technology, this smooth gel softens moderate-to-deep facial lines and folds. Injected deep into facial tissue, it smooths wrinkles and folds by adding volume to the structure of the layers of skin underneath. The hyaluronic acid attracts hydration, leaving you with a natural and moisturized look and feel.
A skilled provider will give you remarkable but subtle results without causing you to look “overdone”. Your provider may recommend Juvederm Vollure XC to address
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Vertical lines surrounding the mouth
Juvederm Voluma XC
As we age, our lost volume not only causes wrinkles and facial folds, but it can lead to hollow looking areas in our mid-face. Voluma is designed to restore lost volume and bring back the youthful profile time may have taken from you. If you look in the mirror and see thin and sunken skin, this dermal filler can balance the volume in your face to give you a pleasing, healthy and youthful appearance.
Voluma is used in the cheek and cheekbone area. When expertly injected, it can give your cheekbones a lift, making you look like you were born with an enviable bone structure. This restored volume can remove the look of wrinkles that become highlighted as our faces begin to sink.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
This form of Juvederm is a powerful anti-aging filler designed for use on severe age lines around the nose and mouth. Collagen can break down differently and at different speeds for all of us. Some people are born with lower production of collagen. Time spent unprotected in the sun and certain lifestyle choices, like smoking and alcohol, can further break down collagen.
If you’re left with severe age lines, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a great option for softly filling in those lines and helping you achieve a softer, smoother and more youthful appearance.
This hyaluronic acid injectable filler is designed to completely integrate into the skin tissue, smoothing out etched-in lines and wrinkles. This smooth gel is perfect for stubborn lip lines above and below the lips. The results are soft and subtle.
One of the most exciting of the Juvederm collection, this injectable actually stimulates the production of collagen below the surface of your skin, helping it to fill in lines and wrinkles while restoring lost volume.
Because Radiesse kick-starts your body’s production of collagen, results are not only immediate but can last up to two years.
Call for a Consultation
The first and most important step to taking control of your appearance is to choose the best professional to put your trust in. Call Fountain of Youth Medical and Wellness Spa in Sanford, FL for a consultation. We’re perfectionists with your appearance and are committed to helping you achieve all your aesthetic goals.