We try extremely hard to put our best face forward. This usually involves moisturizers, sunscreen and makeup, but sometimes these aren’t enough. Whether it’s due to aging or something we’re born with, there are just some things store-bought products can’t fix. One of the biggest trouble areas is the lips. Flat and thin lips take away from an otherwise beautiful face, and lipstick seems only to make the situation worse.
Plump, kissable lips are only obtained by fixing the lips themselves, not covering them up. Juvederm Volbella® is a world-leading dermal filler which is FDA-approved for the lips and proven to give lips a pillow-soft look we all desire.
What Makes Lips Thin?
The thickness of the lips is a result of two primary ingredients: Collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA). If the amount of these two ingredients is less than normal, a person’s lips will look thin and flat. More often than not, this is a genetic condition that isn’t the fault of the individual.
Using lipstick and sly makeup techniques are aimed at covering up thin lips, but they often only bring more attention to them. The best way to correct thin lips is to give them the ingredients which make them plump in the first place.
Juvederm Volbella® is a dermal filler created specifically to enhance the lips. It is made of synthetic HA which almost instantly plumps the lips and fills out the face.
HA is a series of protein chains which help the skin absorb water. When the HA absorbs water, it swells up like a balloon, holding the water in place. An entire water-filled HA chain not only plumps the skin, but gives it bounce and elasticity. When you talk and manipulate the lips, the HA allows the skin to bounce around and ultimately return to normal; helping fight the cause of wrinkles.
Receiving Juvederm Volbella®
Before receiving treatment, it’s important to see if Volbella® is right for your beauty goals. We’ll discuss your goals during our initial consultation. If we decide it is a right fit for you, we’ll schedule your first appointment.
Juvederm Volbella® is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, which means there is no need for anesthesia. If pain is a concern, we will use a topical numbing cream before moving forward. Each dose of Volbella® also includes Lidocaine, a proven pain-fighting formula.
Treatment time varies depending on how many doses you’re getting and the treatment area, but most appointments are completed within an hour or so. Once treatment is completed, there is no downtime and only minimal side effects. The treated area may swell and be tender for a few days after treatment but, eventually, those effects subside, and you’re left with plumper, more noticeable lips.
Don’t let thin lips get you down anymore. Call our Norfolk, Virginia offices today and schedule your free Juvederm Volbella® consultation.