For people in the New City, NY area who want to increase the volume of their lips, a treatment such as JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is an ideal treatment option. Whether your lips are thin as a result of the natural aging process or you simply want to augment the volume of your lips, this treatment is the perfect solution. Learn more about what you can expect from this treatment before your appointment at Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY.
What Is VOLBELLA Used for?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is primarily used to address lip-volume concerns. This dermal filler can increase the volume of the lips in a targeted location to improve the plushness of your pout, correct asymmetry, or improve natural lip thinness. In addition to the lips, many people also use this dermal filler to address perioral lines around the mouth and hollowness in the tear troughs.
What Causes Loss of Skin Volume?
Just like other areas of your face, the skin of your lips is vulnerable to collagen degeneration associated with aging. As you get older, your skin produces less and less collagen, which causes the structure of your skin to break down. Along with a decrease in collagen production, your skin also produces much less elastin and natural hyaluronic acid, all of which contribute to thinning lips.
Sometimes, the aging process speeds up when your skin is exposed to unfiltered UV light. This is why it’s so important to protect your skin from UV rays. For the lips, using a product that contains SPF can help prevent premature lip aging and volume loss. Stress can be another factor that contributes to faster collagen depletion.
How Does This Volbella Treatment Work?
This dermal filler is formulated with concentrated hyaluronic acid and a patented formula that keeps the gel-like filler stable in the lips. The hyaluronic acid in the dermal filler draws water molecules to your skin so your lips can look and feel naturally plump. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are highly effective because the formula works with the natural processes in your body to restore lip volume, correct hollowness, and smooth away wrinkles.
What Can You Expect From This Treatment?
Your appointment will usually take 30 minutes if you are only treating the lips, and 45 to 60 minutes if you are treating other areas of your face or using other dermal fillers at the same time. For this filler, small injections will be made to various zones of your lips to capture your aesthetic goals. One syringe of this filler should be adequate to restore your desired lip volume.
To prepare for your dermal filler appointment, you will need to discontinue blood-thinning medications you may be taking for at least one to two weeks. Certain herbal supplements that have blood-thinning side effects should also be discontinued until after your appointment. On the day of your treatment, you should not wear any makeup.
On the day of your appointment, you may need to reschedule your treatment if you have psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema, or a cold sore. Any of these conditions indicate that your skin is not healthy enough for the treatment. You will need to wait until your lips are healed after having a fever blister to use a lip filler.
After your volbella treatment, you should try to avoid moving your mouth as much as possible for the first day, which means you will only be able to consume soft food. You should not use a straw or smoke cigarettes. You will not be able to wear lip cosmetics other than a simple moisturizer such as Vaseline for the first 12 hours. Do not use any exfoliating chemicals or scrubs on the lips for several days.
For the best results, you should drink plenty of water for the first 48 hours after your appointment. Because hyaluronic acid will draw from water in your skin, staying hydrated is the key to developing your results quickly and optimally. You may apply an ice pack to the lips for 10 minutes at a time, but be sure your cold compress is covered with cloth to shield the sensitive skin of your lips.
The results of your treatment will usually be immediately visible, although these results will usually peak several days after your appointment. The results of this lip dermal filler can last for up to 18 months, which is significantly longer than many other lip fillers. Other lip fillers do not last as long because the lips are mobile every day. However, the unique formula of this JUVÉDERM® filler will ensure long-lasting results.
You can help your results last longer by following your aftercare instructions closely and by protecting your lips from unprotected sun exposure. Scheduling top-up appointments can also help your results last much longer.
Enjoy Long-Lasting Plump Lips in New City, NY
Most people over the age of 21 are good candidates for this JUVÉDERM lip filler. Although this filler is usually used for the lips, it can also smooth wrinkles around the mouth and hollowness beneath the eyes. Get in touch with us at Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY to schedule your first appointment today.