One of the hallmarks of beauty is a gorgeous, plush-lipped pout – but not all of us are blessed with full lips, and clever make-up tricks only give an illusion of fullness that fades as soon as lip products are gone. Thanks to modern science, however, a plump pout is closer than you might think. At Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA, we know the key to fuller lips is Volbella, an innovative dermal injection.
How Does Volbella Produce Fuller Lips?
Volbella is a minimally invasive dermal filler that is injected into the lips and the area around the mouth to produce a fuller, more youthful appearance of the lips. But how does it work? As part of the Juvederm family, this particular treatment has a silky-smooth texture that settles lightly beneath the surface of the skin to artificially plump up the lips. The key to this filler producing fuller lips is its main active ingredient – hyaluronic acid.
Why Hyaluronic Acid Matters
Recently, there has been a wave of over-the-counter skincare products all containing hyaluronic acid, each of them touting ultra-hydrating and anti-age-defying results. There’s a good reason why hyaluronic acid is one of the current gold standards in cosmetic care. It’s safe, effective, and guarantees results for everyone.
But why does hyaluronic acid matter? Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in the body; however, as we age, the presence of hyaluronic acid within the skin begins to decline, just like collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid is a super-hydrating compound capable of storing many times its own weight in moisture, which means it’s a must-have to retain water within the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also food for collagen, meaning the greater the presence of hyaluronic acid, the greater the presence of collagen.
In short, hyaluronic acid matters because it performs two important roles – it restores and retains moisture, and it induces the production of more collagen within the skin.
What Else Does This Treatment Do?
While the main purpose of this treatment is to produce fuller lips, this dermal filler is just as diverse as any other filler in the Juvederm family. This treatment is frequently used to:
- Lift lip corners
- Eliminate verticle lip lines
- Enhance cupid’s bow
- Contour lip shape
- Improve vermillion border
- Reduce marionette lines
When Can You See Results?
The results of this treatment generally appear after about 1 to 2 weeks. This is because the gel-like hyaluronic acid needs time to settle into injection sites and begin working with the body’s natural regenerative abilities to plump lip volume.
How Long Do Results Last?
This treatment stands out from other dermal fillers because of how long a single treatment lasts for about 12 months at a time. The vast majority of patients can expect to enjoy consistent results for about 1 year per treatment because of how slowly the body’s natural metabolic process absorbs the hyaluronic acid. Additionally, long-lasting results are can be attributed to the way hyaluronic acid feeds collagen, which prolongs collagen production even after the filler has been absorbed by the body.
Can You Combine This Treatment With Others?
Absolutely! In fact, combining this treatment with another Juvederm filler is incredibly common. However, if you are not interested in additional dermal fillers, your other treatment options that combine well with this one include:
Botox is a neurotoxin injectable that relaxes the muscles in the face to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can be used on virtually any area of the face, particularly the upper face to include the forehead, area between the brows, and crow’s feet.
Kybella is an injectable treatment that dissolves and eliminates excess fat beneath the chin. Kybella is often used to reduce double-chin and redefine the shape of the chin and jaw for a younger, slimmer appearance.
Latisse is a prescription medication that helps women with weak or short eyelashes grow stronger, thicker, and more curled eyelashes. Latisse both extends the length of eyelashes and also the number of eyelashes that are grown.
If you are interested in combining this treatment with any other treatment offered at our clinic, please let us know so we can help you build a treatment plan that reaches all of your aesthetic goals.
Why Should You Choose This Treatment?
Although there are plenty of reasons to choose this treatment, many patients cite the fast and long-lasting results for being the main draws of this dermal filler. Due to the inclusion of lidocaine in each injection, this treatment is the quickest, most painless method of plumping the appearance of lips. Plus, this treatment allows each patient to be in control of their appearance-related goals by allowing patients to customize how much filler is used.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Any adult patient who is interested in building or restoring the volume of their lips is a good candidate for this treatment. Ideal candidates have passed the basic allergy test for this filler and are fully qualified for treatment. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if you want to:
- Have fuller lips
- Contour lips
- Reduce wrinkles around the mouth
- Remove lip lines
- Put lip products on more easily
Plump Up Your Pout With Volbella!
The secret to a perfectly plush pout is the right injectable treatment. If you Volbella is right for you, please call Premier Dermatology and Mohs Surgery of Atlanta in Alpharetta, GA, to schedule your initial consultation today!