If you want fuller, more youthful lips without going under the knife, then you may want to consider a dermal filler like Juvederm Volbella. This FDA-approved dermal filler is a revolutionary solution to help you get your youthful beauty back. At Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, VA we know that Volbella is one of the best options to create new volume in the lips, correct visible signs of aging around the mouth, and even contour your lips into a more desirable shape.
What Is Juvederm Volbella Used For?
Juvederm Volbella is a dermal filler that is used to primarily treat volume loss in the skin. This filler will create natural-looking results that mimic the look and feel of your natural lips. Specifically, this filler can also be used to correct concerns such as:
- Perioral lines
- Smile lines
- Lipstick lines
- “Smoker’s lines”
- Downturned mouth corners
- Thin lips
- Asymmetric lips
As a minimally invasive treatment, Juvederm Volbella is incredibly comfortable and easily corrects your age-related concerns. Even the most challenging of aesthetic concerns can be easily smoothed away with the use of this dermal filler.
What Is the Active Ingredient?
Volbella is a filler formulated with hyaluronic acid, a molecule that is well known for its ability to help the skin appear full and plump. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring complex sugar molecule that is found organically in the skin; however as we age, we produce less of this acid, which is why the visible signs of aging start to show up.
Because hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the skin, most people tolerate this treatment very well. The ultra-hydrating nature of this chemical will help your skin feel smooth and moist. Additionally, the longevity of this treatment is especially long thanks to how well hyaluronic acid works with the body’s natural resources to improve the condition of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of Juvederm Volbella?
There are plenty of dermal fillers on the market, so why chose this one? There are quite a few things that set Volbella apart from other lip fillers. For example, this filler can correct perioral lines, which are notoriously difficult to treat. Perioral lines appear at the corner of the mouth and also around the vermillion border; usually, these lines are associated with smoking, but they can also happen as a result of straw use or even the natural aging process.
Some other benefits of this treatment include:
Painless With No Recovery Time
This dermal filler is considered a pain-free treatment. Because Juvederm fillers are formulated with lidocaine, and because a topical numbing cream may be used before your treatment, your entire treatment process is extremely comfortable. This is also one of the reasons why there is no recovery time for this treatment.
After your appointment is complete, you will be able to return to your normal activities with very few restrictions. Some restrictions may include avoiding too much chewing or not biting your lips. Most of your aftercare instructions will only need to be followed for about 24 hours to give the filler enough time to settle into the lips and the area around the mouth.
While the results of this dermal filler may vary, most people can expect the results of this treatment to last for at least six to nine months. This is competitive longevity for other lip fillers. Some people may even be able to enjoy results that last for up t a year before another filler treatment is necessary. Your results may last longer or shorter than expected thanks to a few factors, such as your age, how much filler was used, and the exact location of your treatment. Even your metabolism may be involved in how long you can expect your results to last.
Volbella is one of the most versatile lip fillers in the world. While some lip fillers can only be used to contour the lips, this particular filler can do it all – including volumizing the lips, correcting asymmetry, contouring the lips to a desired “style”, and even treating challenging signs of aging around the mouth. Even more impressively, this filler is compatible with all the other fillers in the Juvederm collection, which makes it easy to mix and match your treatments so you can achieve all of your age-related goals.
Better Lip Volume and Definition
Volumizing the lips is one of the most common reasons to use a lip filler. Age can deplete the volume of your skin in many areas of the face, but sometimes the most obvious area is the mouth. Using a dermal filler to correct the appearance of the lips can help you look younger overall.
The definition of your lips is also another common reason to use this treatment. As we age, the definition of the lip border changes. Also known as the vermillion border, the transitional line of skin between your lips and the area around your mouth tends to blur as a result of natural aging. This filler can improve the definition, make your mouth look fuller, and even improve the appearance of lip cosmetics.
Many Good Candidates
Another huge benefit of this treatment is the fact that most people make good candidates. Juvederm Volbella is an injectable treatment that uses an active ingredient that is essentially hypoallergenic since it’s found naturally in the skin. This treatment can be used by anyone over the age of 21 who wants to correct some aspect of their lip appearance. We will determine your eligibility for this treatment during a consultation appointment.
No Best Age for Treatment
There is no best age for this treatment. This filler is approved by the FDA for use on people who are aged 21 years or older, so many candidates for this treatment are actually quite young. The age you have this treatment is ultimately up to you and what goals you are trying to achieve. Some people use this treatment at a younger age to contour the lips or correct asymmetry, while others may wait to use this treatment until they are older and volume loss in the lips is more obvious.
Why Do We Develop Lip Lines?
Lip lines are the verticle lines on the lips that appear to be small wrinkles or fine lines. Usually, these lip lines develop because of a lack of collagen in the skin, lifestyle choices like smoking, sun exposure, and the basic aging process. Collagen is usually the most obvious cause of lip lines, as lack of collagen in the skin depletes skin volume and also makes the skin of the lips more thin and dry.
Sun exposure is the second most common cause of lip lines since UV rays from the sun can create free radicals in the skin that will cause the lips to become thin, dry, and more prone to cracking.
Can You Prolong Your Results?
Yes, there are certain ways you can prolong the results of your treatment. Practicing good self-care and leading a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to support your results and extend the longevity of your results. Some ways you can prolong your results include:
Limit Sun Exposure
When it comes to the appearance of your skin and delaying visible signs of aging, unprotected sun exposure is your number one enemy. Being outside and exposed to harmful UV rays is the top reason why people develop fine lines and wrinkles. Almost 80 to 90% of all skin aging is associated with UV damage – and even your dermal filler may break down more quickly thanks to sun exposure.
When you do have to be outside during the daytime, it’s always a best practice to wear SPF to protect your face from UV rays. Generally, a broad spectrum SPF graded 30 or higher is ideal sun protection for most people. If you have fair skin or skin that is prone to burning, then you may want to wear stronger SPF.
A good skincare routine and good skincare products are a top priority to limit your visible aging. Your general skincare routine should include using anti-aging moisturizers, cleansers that don’t strip the skin, and lip products that promote the health of the skin. Because the skin of the lips is especially delicate, you may want to wear extra lip protectants during hot, cold, or windy weather.
Stress is another factor that may contribute to quicker aging. When we are stressed, we produce a stress hormone called cortisol that breaks down collagen in the skin much more quickly than normal. While you can’t completely avoid stress, you may be able to make life changes that minimize the amount of stress you have. You can de-stress to save your skin by regularly exercising, practicing mindfulness, or even meditating.
Of course, the best thing you can do to prolong your results is to attend your maintenance appointments, which will generally be scheduled once or twice a year depending on how long your results last. Your treatment plan will outline the best maintenance schedule for you so you can enjoy continuous results.
Why Do Lip Fillers Have a Shorter Lifespan?
Compared to other dermal fillers that can produce results that last up to two years or more, it may seem like the average six-month halflife of a dermal filler isn’t that great. But the fact of the matter is that the lip area is much more delicate and harder to treat than other areas of the mid-face, such as the cheeks. The mouth area is highly mobile, which means the muscles and skin in the area move more frequently than in other areas of the face.
This is the primary reason why lip fillers wear off more quickly than other dermal fillers, even for brands like Juvederm that share the same base formula. Another reason lip fillers may have a shorter life is that these fillers are formulated to have a thinner, more silky texture. Without extra density other dermal fillers have, a lip filler will not last for quite as long.
Revitalize Your Lips With Juvederm Volbella
The lips you had in your youth will change as a result of the natural aging process. Fortunately, dermal fillers like Juvederm Volbella can easily and simply correct age-related volume loss, as well as treat visible signs of acing like perioral lines, smile lines, and smoker’s lines. Treating these key aspects of your lips will ultimately help you look younger and even feel more confident. Please contact Shenandoah Women’s Healthcare in Harrisonburg, VA to schedule your consultation today.