Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment in the RGV area for adding volume to the face. Lip augmentation can be performed by employing other techniques such as implants and surgical repositioning of the lip tissue, but dermal fillers are suitable for nearly every individual who desires fuller lips and a more pleasing lip boundary contour. Juvederm® products are designed specifically to boost volume while at the same time increasing structural support of the subdermal tissues. Various forms of Juvederm® have been developed to target specific concerns. Juvederm Volbella® is a thin mix of gel and hyaluronic acid, and its primary purpose is to add small amounts of volume to the lips. At the same time, it helps eliminate much of the small, vertical wrinkling that occurs on the surface of the lip tissue.
Why Choose Juvederm®?
Juvederm® products contain hyaluronic acid. This is a polysaccharide sugar compound that’s produced naturally in the human body. Unfortunately, many adults, especially those over the age of 35, don’t have much of it in their skin. The acid helps keep moisture in place, creating a cushioning effect that maintains suppleness and tautness in the skin. The lips can become brittle, appear thinner, and show vertical wrinkles when moisture retention decreases with age.
Juvederm Volbella® contains just the right mix of gel and acid to help even out the lip tissue surface without the unwanted side effect of too much plumping. Choosing the wrong acid-based filler can result in ripped, bumpy lip tissue, which is something that no one wants. That’s why we examine the client’s lips closely during a consultation. We want to recommend the proper Juvederm® product.
Augmenting the Lips with Juvederm Volbella®
We inject the gel into the lip tissue using specialized techniques. The product contains lidocaine so that the client won’t experience much, if any, discomfort. The acid immediately begins to attract moisture and hold it in place. In fact, the client will notice some improvement even before getting home.
Over the next week or so, the wrinkles in the lip tissue will become less visible. The surface will not only be smoother, but it’ll also show less variation in contour over the entire surface. The result is a more youthful pout without undue plumping.
Advantages Over Other Lip Augmentation Treatments
Acid-based fillers such as Juvederm Volbella® contain no animal products, so there’s no need for allergy tests prior to treatment. Since the lips aren’t being subjected to other pharmaceutical products, there’s no chance of adverse reactions such as inflammation or discoloration. Dermal fillers are simple to administer, and the results can be controlled by the amount of gel used.
Make an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery for more information about acid-based dermal fillers. Juvederm Volbella® may be the only gel filler you need to achieve the smooth, youthful lips you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Edinburg.