Thin lips can be caused by the natural effects of aging or they can be a result of your genetics. If you wish you had full and young-looking lips, then our Volbella treatments at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO might be exactly what you need.
Does Volbella Work Immediately?
If you don’t like the way your lips look and you’re looking for a non-invasive solution, Volbella is a great option. This dermal filler will provide you with the plump, healthy-looking lips that you’ve been dreaming of.
When you get injections of this filler, you’ll be delighted by how quickly you’ll see results. As soon as you leave the clinic, you’ll notice a change in the way your lips look. Over the next week or so, you’ll continue to notice a difference in your appearance as the product takes full effect.
Why Is My Skin Changing?
The older you get, the more you are going to see changes in the texture and appearance of your skin. That’s because your skin loses amounts of the chemicals that it needs to maintain its fullness and elasticity. This includes proteins like collagen and elastin along with a sugar called hyaluronic acid.
As your skin loses these chemicals, it becomes difficult for it to stay elastic, and you may start to notice wrinkles appearing as you make repeated facial movements. You’ll also notice parts of your face thinning, including your lips.
What Is Volbella?
This is part of Juvederm’s lineup, a collection of dermal fillers that are designed to both put more volume back into your face and to help your skin gain its elasticity back. Several fillers make up this collection. They are injected into the desired areas of your skin—in this case, your lips—using a fine and precise needle.
The main ingredient in all of Juvederm’s fillers is hyaluronic acid. This sugar works by providing more fullness and hydration to your skin by attaching to moisture molecules. As an added benefit, it also encourages your body to produce more collagen which helps it maintain its elasticity.
What Other Areas Can Juvederm Treat?
The older you get, the thinner your face is going to look. As you lose volume, your cheeks will start to lose their definition and your face might start to appear gaunter or possibly even sickly.
Don’t like the way this is affecting your overall appearance? There’s a Juvederm formula for you. You can easily put this lost volume back into your cheeks providing you with the fullness you’ve been missing while also helping your cheekbones to look more defined.
When your skin loses volume and elasticity, this causes gravity to have a stronger hold over it. Over time, you’ll see your skin being pulled down which can result in a poorly defined jawline as well as the formation of jowls.
Jowls can be especially frustrating to see and can dramatically age your overall appearance. If you’d like to get rid of the jowls that have been forming on your face and get back your younger appearance, then Juvederm injections in your cheeks can help. By filling in this space, the product will lift your sagging skin and smooth out your jawline.
If you’ve noticed parallel lines appearing between your nose and mouth, then you have laugh lines, also called smile lines or nasolabial folds, appearing. This type of wrinkle tends to show up sooner on people’s faces than other types of folds or wrinkles because your mouth is so mobile. As your skin loses elasticity, it’s harder for it to smooth out when the muscles beneath are relaxed.
You can get Juvederm injections in the area which will fill in any missing volume and smooth out these wrinkles. By encouraging your body to produce more collagen, the filler will also help to keep your skin elastic.
These are the lines that run from your mouth down to your chin. They can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, making you seem older than you actually are.
When you put more volume in the area, you’ll find that the severity of these wrinkles is drastically reduced. You may even be able to eliminate them completely, allowing you to get back to your younger, healthier appearance.
If you are getting Volbella injections you will, of course, be adding more volume to your lips. Your lips are one of your face’s most prominent features, so the way they look will affect your entire face. If you have thin lips, you may look more serious than you are. Thin lips can also age your overall face.
By plumping your lips, you’ll look much younger. You can also use this filler if you have uneven lips that you’d like to look more symmetrical.
Lines on the Lips
In addition to making your lips fuller and younger-looking, this filler will also reduce the appearance of lines that may have been forming on them. The vertical wrinkles that show up over time are often called lipstick lines or, unflatteringly, smoker lines.
Filling in the space under your lips will drastically reduce the appearance of these lines. As the hyaluronic acid in the product also stimulates your body’s production of collagen, it will also help your lips stay more elastic.
What Happens During Treatment?
Before Your Injections
There are a few things that you should know before you receive your injections of this filler. We’ll consult with you before booking an appointment so we can determine if this filler is the right solution to your concerns. We’ll also provide you with instructions on how you should prepare for your upcoming appointment.
These instructions will be simple and easy to follow. It’s important that you follow them to ensure that your appointment is as effective and safe as it can be. In the 24 to 48 hours before your injections, you’ll have to avoid certain substances including alcohol and tobacco. That’s because these substances can thin your blood and cause bruising, as can certain medications and supplements.
We want to make sure that your experience at our clinic is the best it can be, which is why you should feel free to bring up any questions you might have at any point throughout the treatment process. Before applying the product to your desired areas, we’ll clean your skin and get rid of any grime or bacteria that’s built up before your appointment.
We’ll then use a small needle to being injecting the filler. Small amounts of the filler will be injected at a time in strategic locations to ensure that you get exactly the results you’re looking for. Your treatment will take less than an hour and you can leave as soon as it’s done.
After Your Appointment
As your skin recovers from your treatment, there are a few things that you’ll need to bear in mind. Don’t worry—unlike surgical procedures, the healing process for this non-invasive treatment is simple and easy, and you won’t need to worry about taking any downtime or dealing with pain or discomfort.
Over the next week or so, remember that your skin is going to be more sensitive than normal. That means that you’ll have to avoid direct sunlight as it will burn much more easily. You should also refrain from strenuous physical activity or anything else that could make you sweat excessively.
What Will My Results Be Like?
Along with seeing immediate results after your treatment, you’ll also get to enjoy long-lasting results. While many other lip fillers last just a few months, this one will last for around 18 months before the results fade.
Am I a Candidate?
Because the main ingredient in this filler is a sugar that’s already naturally present in your skin as well as other areas of your body, it’s safe for most people to get. As long as you are not experiencing any skin concerns like sunburns, are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and are in good general health, this product will be safe for you to receive. You’ll get to enjoy lasting, effective results.
Get in Touch Today
If you’re ready to get Volbella injections to help you get plump, full, and youthful-looking lips, it’s time to call us. We’re ready to offer you this treatment in a safe and welcoming environment. Call us today and book an appointment at Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO.