Is there anything more alluring than full, voluminous lips? Many women use cosmetics to emphasize the size and shape of their lips, but the problem with cosmetics is that their effect is only temporary. Instead of applying lip products countless times a day to maintain the illusion of full lips, why not use a long-lasting method? At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we understand that a dermal filler like Volbella can enhance the size and shape of the lips with long-lasting and natural-looking results.
What Is Volbella Used For?
Volbella is primarily a lip filler, which means it can be used to treat a wide range of lip concerns. This can include anything from the natural volume loss that comes with aging, lipstick lines and vertical lip lines that make the lips appear extremely creased, and even downturned lip corners and smile lines around the mouth. The most visible signs of aging around the mouth are typically caused by repeated movements over a lifetime. Lip fillers like this one easily resolve these age-related problems.
Another way to use Volbella is for contouring the lips. Many women who want to have fuller lips or alter the shape of their natural lips use lip fillers to achieve specific aesthetic goals. It’s common for lip contouring to be used as a way to replace both lost volume and enhance the volume that is already present in the lips. Contouring can help you appear younger, alter the shape of your smile, and even fix asymmetry on the lips.
How Long Does This Lip Filler Last?
This particular Juvederm lip filler produces results that last much longer than other lip fillers that are available. For example, while Restylane Kysse only lasts for about six months, this Juvederm filler is known to last for at least 12 months at a time.
Most patients can expect to enjoy the results of this treatment for a year or more. How long your results last may depend on factors such as your age, how quickly your body can maintain high collagen levels, and how repetitive your lip movements are. Some younger patients can enjoy results for longer periods of time than mature patients.
What Is the Best Treatment Frequency?
In general, it’s best to have this treatment on a regular schedule so you can enjoy continuous optimal results. Most patients will schedule touch-up treatments every six to 12 months to maintain their desired aesthetic goals. Naturally, if your results are still optimal at the time of your touch-up appointment, you can reschedule your appointment until another treatment is necessary. Maintaining a regular treatment frequency that replaces the filler before results are fully depleted is the best way to enjoy long-lasting results.
Can You Extend Your Results?
Aside from your maintenance appointments, there are several other things you can do to enjoy your results for longer periods of time. The best way to maintain your results is to take good care of your lips. This means you should pay attention to lip moisture and do your best to protect your lips from environmental exposure that can cause chapping, dryness, or infection. Some methods include:
Lip Care Products
Using good lip care products is the best way to maintain the moisture of your lips. You should use some kind of lip care product even when your lips don’t feel dry since the skin of the lips tends to lose moisture faster than other skin on the face. Lip care products can contain cosmetics, chapstick, or other balms that focus on moisturizing the lips. Products containing hyaluronic acid are very common for moisturizing lip care, as well as coconut oil or shea butter.
Recently, there have been many new lip care products that are focused on helping lips maintain moisture throughout the day – and even at night. Lip sleeping masks are concentrated balms that help hydrate and exfoliate the lips over night to make it easier to maintain the natural moisture barrier of the lips.
Lip Care Recommendations
The skin on the lips tends to shed more frequently than other skin on the body and is also more prone to chapping, particularly if you have a habit of licking your lips, eating salty foods, or expose the lips to wind and cold. One of the best ways to take care of the hydration of your lips is to drink plenty of water. You can also work on breaking a lip-licking habit and wear chapstick in inclement weather.
There are other lip care recommendations you may want to consider, as well. For example, regularly exfoliating your lips can increase blood flow to the lips, which can increase collagen and help the lips maintain better moisture levels.
UV ray exposure is known to cause premature skin aging, and that applies to the skin of the lips as well. Sun exposure to the skin of the lips can increase the chance of developing lip freckles, lip lines, and other signs of aging. This is why it’s important to use UV protection on the lips. Wearing lip products with SPF 15 or higher can help protect your lips from harmful UV rays and may help prevent volume depletion in the long run.
Additionally, protecting the lips from UV exposure may also help protect the efficacy of your filler treatment. UV ray exposure tends to cause the formula in lip fillers to break down more quickly, which can make your results last for less time than expected. Protecting your lips from UV exposure also means protecting the integrity of your lip filler.
How Should You Use Your Lip Filler?
In general, most lip filler treatments are done in a way that produces natural-looking results, which means most experts recommend lip filler styles that create subtle enhancements. Using a reference photo from when you were younger or for how you would like your lips to appear after your treatment can help your aesthetician understand your treatment goals. We work with you to produce the results that will look best with your appearance.
There are several common lip filler styles to consider for your treatment. Some people main choose to focus on creating more volume in the top or bottom lip, or balance out the volume for both lips. Others may choose to correct any asymmetry in the lips. It’s common to create a stronger vermillion border or enhance the appearance of the Cupid’s bow. Many people also choose to create more volume in the center of the lips, or choose a “key-hole” filler style. We will help you find the best style to meet your aesthetic goals.
What Should You Expect From Your Treatment?
You can expect your lip filler treatment to take 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Many people will require only one syringe of filler to enahcne the shape of the lips and treat any signs of aging around the mouth. Several small injections will be made in targeted areas on or around the lips to achieve optimal results.
Before your appointment, you will need to stop using any blood-thinning medication or supplements. You will also need to reschedule your appointment if you have any cold sores or fever blisters on the day of your appointment. After your appointment, you should not touch, rub, or exfoliate your lips; you should also avoid opening your mouth widely for at least 24 to 48 hours. You will be given additional instructions after your treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Volbella?
Using a lip filler such as this one has many advantages. One of the most exciting benefits of this treatment is the fact that this filler produces long-lasting results, which enables you to enjoy results without repeated treatments for much longer than other fillers. Other benefits for this treatment include:
Most people will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of their lips on the same day as treatment, sometimes even before they leave the office. These fast results happen because the gel of the filler instantly restores lost volume in the lips. Your results will likely continue to improve sutbly over the next week until your final results are achieved.
Volbella is a thin and silky lip filler that settles evenly beneath the sub-dermal layers of the lips and produces subtle, gradual augmentation and volume restoration. This filler looks, feels, and moves like natural lips. Natural-looking results are vital if you want to refine your beauty to greater results that look effortless. In fact, most people prefer natural-looking results.
Even if you won’t need to reach for your favorite lip-plumping gloss after this treatment, many patients will still be able to enjoy the fact that lip cosmetics look better when lips are fuller. Not only is it easier to stay within your natural lip line when your lips have more volume, butyour lip products also won’t settle into the creases of your lips and will apply more smoothly.
Safe and Painless
This filler is as safe as other Juvederm fillers because it is also formulated with hyaluronic acid. This filler has been approved by the FDA and is considered safe for virtually all people since hyaluronic acid is safe for all skin tones and types, even for those who have sensitive skin. This treatment is also painless for patients because the filler itself contains lidocaine, a naturally numbing product, that will ensure your injections are comfortable. Usually, a topical numbing cream is also applied to the lips to ensure comfort during the treatment.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Most people are good candidates for Juvederm Volbella lip fillers. If you are over the age of 21 and you have no history of severe drug allergies, then you are likely a good candidate. Potential patients for this treatment should not be currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and should not have any active skin irritation on the lips or mouth on the day of treatment, including psoriasis, eczema, or lip chapping. If you want to improve the appearance of your lips and refresh your lip volume in a natural-looking way, then you are probably an ideal candidate for this treatment.
Restore Lip Volume With Volbella
There’s only so far lip products and plumping cosmetics can get you when it comes to restoring lip volume. Instead of using a temporary cosmetic solution, you should consider long-lasting aesthetic solutions instead. A lip filler like this one can enhance the size and shape of your lips, restore youthful lip volume, and even diminish the signs of aging around the mouth. If you think this lip filler is right for you, contact Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH to schedule your first appointment today.