Aging causes the face to lose volume. That includes our lips and the area around them. Lips are a signature feature of the face, helping us to express ourselves. Unfortunately, over time they may lose definition and fullness, and fine vertical lines may develop. Non-surgical lip augmentation is a great option for people who are self-conscious about the size and appearance of their lips. In fact, lip augmentation is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Keusch uses Juvederm Volbella injectable filler for lip augmentation. It is designed to add subtle shape, structure, and volume to thin and aging lips. The product is excellent for smoothing out vertical fine lines, and the patient will see plumper, younger looking lips.
What is Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is an FDA approved gel made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the human body. When injected, the gel supports and shapes the lip tissues. The results are natural looking lips that are revitalized but not stiff.
Who is a good candidate?
The treatment is recommended for people whose lips have lost volume or developed wrinkles and fine lines due to age or years of smoking. The patient should have realistic expectations for their results, as it is important not to overcorrect. The physician can control the amount of Juvederm Volbella that is injected to achieve the right amount of lip volume. No one wants the dreaded “trout” lips.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Juvederm Volbella is injected through very fine needles. The procedure usually takes 15-30 minutes, so it easily fits into busy schedules. Patients should avoid taking aspirin, Ibuprofen, and vitamin E for a week before their procedure. These can act as blood thinners which may contribute to bruising. Boca Raton Plastic Surgery Center uses state-of-the-art chillers to minimize discomfort during the procedure and reduce bruising. There is no real downtime or recovery needed. Patients may notice mild tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. Bleeding is not common. Any side effects diminish after a few days. Patients should avoid prolonged sun exposure for the first 24 hours.
Patients will usually see results within 2-3 days after injection, and optimal results in about a week. Lips will appear to be more hydrated and glossier than usual. The body naturally metabolizes the hyaluronic acid, so the results are not permanent. They will fade over time. Every patient is different, but results can last up to twelve months.