How to Plump and Define Your Lips

October 23, 2019

They’re a significant focal part of the face, and as with other facial features, the lips tend to show signs of aging with time. Volume diminishes as the body’s production of collagen slows down, leading to thinner lips with increased wrinkling on both the pink (mucosal) aspect of the lip and the surrounding skin (the cutaneous lip).  With social media booming and attention to cosmetic procedures, particularly lips, front and center, it’s no wonder that lip plumping has our collective attention.

The popularity of injectable dermal fillers is well-established, especially for lifting, plumping, and defining the lips. Juvéderm has been a leader in injectable fillers, and their experience has served them well. No single filler product is right for everyone, so Juvéderm continues to develop new formulations with varied consistencies that offer subtly different results. From this collection of products, your board certified dermatologist will work with you to select the appropriate filler for your treatment goals.

A Long-Lasting Answer

A popular choice for lips, Juvéderm Volbella is a long-lasting option with improvement seen for up to 12 months.. Juvéderm Volbella is a thinner and more flexible product formulation as compared to some other fillers, and thus a great choice for natural improvement in the lip area. This filler is able to subtly plump the lips and smooth the tiny vertical lines that form on lips and around the mouth with age. With precise injections, your dermatologist can achieve improved definition along the borders of the lips and cupid’s bow as well, resulting in a beautifully defined lip on its own, as well as an improved base for lip makeup.

The chemistry that enables Juvéderm Volbella to achieve both subtle and long-lasting results involves a technology called Vycross. Vycross fillers contain a blend of both high- and low-molecular weight hyaluronic acid, a a substance that occurs naturally in skin and can hold up to a thousand times its weight in water for moisture retention. These crosslinked molecules are what allow the filler to last longer, yet the blend in Volbella is smooth and great for the appearance of hydration, natural plumping, and improvement in fine lip lines. Additionally, filler injections stimulate the body’s own collagen production, which is desirable for maintenance of a youthful appearance.

The Elements Add Up

The results you may experience with Juvéderm Volbella are beautiful when performed by an experienced injector. Volbella adds volume, subtly and with a natural look, andfine, vertical lines are smoothed and lead to a more hydrated appearance. Those who wear lipstick note that it looks better and lasts longer without reapplying after filler treatments as well. The overall effect is sometimes described as a natural lip liner or lip gloss, and it’s perfect for subtle yet noticeable enhancement of the lips.

At Dermatology Consultants, you’ll meet professionals who stay up-to-the-minute on the most effective, proven options for helping you look the way you want to look. Just contact one of our three locations to get started.

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