If you think about the many expressions you make in a day, it’s not surprising that your lips can be one of the first areas to show age. As you grow older, your lips lose volume and develop thin “lipstick lines,” which can make your lips appear rough instead of plump and smooth. At Glowtox in New York City, we are proud to offer Juvederm Volbella. This safe, minimally invasive treatment restores volume and vitality to your lips.
What Is Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is a clear gel with a hyaluronic acid base. It is injected into the lips to build volume and minimize lines. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that exists naturally in the body, making it a safe volumizing option for almost every patient.
The gel is designed to mold and blend into your lips without creating unnatural shapes, and the texture is able to almost perfectly match the natural texture of your lips. In addition to hyaluronic acid, the gel contains a small amount of lidocaine, which helps ensure your comfort during injection.
For those who want a simple, straightforward treatment to address signs of aging in the lips, Juvederm Volbella is a perfect option. It is FDA approved to treat lines in and surrounding the lips and build volume in patients aged 21 and older. Its natural base reduces the risk of adverse side effects, and the gel is designed to safely dissolve over time.
The end result is incredibly natural and helps restore a more youthful appearance in lips which have begun to lose volume due to aging. Finally, this treatment offers a significant confidence boost as you see your lips transformed before your eyes.
What Can I Expect?
If you’re interested in this treatment, our dedicated staff is ready to walk with you and answer any questions you may have. Here is a brief summary of what you can expect when you decide to pursue Juvederm Volbella.
Before your treatment, you’ll sit down with one of our skilled doctors for an initial consultation. During this appointment, your doctor will explain the treatment process, answer your questions, and determine whether this treatment is right for you by evaluating your medical and lip injection history.
They will examine your lips and map out the best locations for injections to reach optimal volume. Once you are approved for treatment, your doctor will advise you on how to best prepare for your appointment.
On the day of your appointment, you should avoid wearing any product on your lips. Your doctor will cleanse your lips, then apply a numbing cream for your comfort. Next, your doctor will use a small needle to create an entry point for a microcannula. Because your lips are a sensitive area, this thin, hollow tube is used by specially trained doctors to minimize the need for multiple injection points by delivering the gel to one area at a time.
The gel is used to build volume in each part of your lips, smoothing away lines and restoring an attractive shape. Once your doctor is finished, you can see your initial results. You should notice that your lips are noticeably fuller, although they will exhibit some swelling that will subside over the next week or so.
A typical appointment for lip injections only takes about 15-20 minutes. However, many patients opt to combine this treatment with other anti-aging treatment options, which can result in a longer appointment. After your appointment, you can return to your normal daily activities with zero downtime.
For the first 1-3 days, you may experience mild swelling. This is normal and will decrease as your lips heal. In order to expedite healing, do not touch, press, or rub your lips for at least the first week, and wait to apply any lip products for 2-4 days. As swelling decreases, you will be able to see your final results.
Your lips should appear fuller and more defined, and lipstick lines and wrinkles in and around the lips should be minimized thanks to the plumping effect of the gel. Overall, you’ll look and feel younger and more attractive thanks to your newly revitalized lips.
For most patients, results last up to a year before follow-up injections are necessary to maintain your ideal image. However, it’s recommended that you pursue optimizing injections, which can occur every 3-4 months, to touch up your lips and boost volume. Your doctor can help you evaluate whether these appointments would be helpful for you based on your individual results and goals.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
This treatment is considered safe and effective for the majority of patients due to its hyaluronic acid base and minimally invasive nature. If you’ve had lip fillers or injections before, you should share this information with your doctor. In addition, if you have any known or suspected allergies to any components of the gel, you may not be an ideal candidate. You should consult your doctor with any questions to determine whether this treatment is right for you.
Contact Us Today!
If you’re ready to say hello to fresh, voluminous lips with Juvederm Volbella, reach out to us at Glowtox in New York City, NY today to set up an initial consultation! We look forward to serving you.