As we age, our appearance changes. However, not everyone finds these changes to be welcome. At Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX, we proudly offer several anti-aging treatments to help our clients achieve the countenance they desire. Today, we’re discussing one of our most popular treatments, Juvederm Volbella, including the results you can expect and who qualifies as a good candidate.
What Results Can You Expect From Juvederm Volbella?
Your lips are one of your most defining features. Unfortunately, it is hard to feel self-confident when you have thin or asymmetrical lips. Juvederm Volbella can help. After receiving these injections, your lips will be augmented, and the results will look natural. Also, depending on where these injections are administered, you can expect lines around your mouth to be erased.
What Is Volbella?
Volbella is an FDA-approved volumizing injectable. While it is primarily used to augment the lips, it can also be used to erase volume loss-related lines and wrinkles from around the mouth. For instance, this injectable can be used to erase marionette lines and nasolabial folds.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This injectable dermal filler works in a couple of ways. First, you will start to see an increase in volume in the treated areas as soon as your treatment session is over. This is due to the hyaluronic acid-based gel filling in the foundational layer of your skin.
However, your initial results are only the beginning of the results you can expect from this injectable dermal filler. Your results will continue to improve over the course of 10 to 14 days. This is because, in response to the extra hyaluronic acid in the treatment areas, your skin starts to produce extra collagen.
Why Do Our Lips Change Over Time?
Some people are born with lips that are thin or asymmetrical. Some people have a poorly defined vermilion border. Others develop issues with their vermilion border, cupid’s bow, or general lip volume as they age. Regardless of whether you have been self-conscious about the appearance of your lips and mouth for years, or you have recently noticed your appearance changing, you can benefit from Juvederm Volbella injections.
What Other Types of Juvederm May Help Me Improve My Appearance?
While Juvederm Volbella is a great way to improve your appearance if you are concerned about the appearance of your lips and mouth, it is not designed to be effective everywhere. That’s one of the things that makes Juvederm injections so great. Each formula is designed to be incredibly effective in a particular area. Let’s take a closer look at some of the other Juvederm formulas we offer to help our clients look as young and beautiful as they feel.
Our skin loses a significant amount of elasticity as we age. Primarily, this is due to a slowdown in the production of collagen and elastin. When you’re young and your skin is healthy, your skin smooths itself once you are done emoting.
However, once your skin loses too much elastin and collagen, your skin can no longer smooth itself out once you are done making facial expressions. Juvederm Vollure can increase the production of collagen so your skin can smooth itself out again. Specifically, Juvederm Vollure is the perfect injectable for you if you are concerned about moderate-to-severe nasolabial folds.
Voluma is another incredibly popular Juvederm formula. It is designed to restore volume to your cheeks. There are many problems people often experience in their midface when they age. For instance, some people develop jowls due to sagging skin in the midface.
Other people start to notice the apple of their cheeks hollowing significantly, making them look sick or older than they truly are. Regardless of your midface concerns, if they’re caused by volume loss, Voluma can help you.
What to Expect Before Your Treatment Session
Before your appointment, you need to take certain preparation steps to ensure your treatment is as safe and effective as possible. You will receive a comprehensive list of preparation steps during your initial consultation.
For instance, it is essential that you do not take any medications that can thin your blood, such as NSAIDs or MAOIs, during the week leading up to your injection session. It is also very important that you do not consume any tobacco or alcohol products for 48 hours leading up to your injection session.
What to Expect During Your Treatment Session
On the day of your injection session, it is advisable to come in with a clean, bare face. However, if you feel the need to wear makeup or other cosmetics, we will remove it before your injections are administered. We will also clean your face thoroughly with an alcohol-based cleanser before your injections are administered.
Once your skin is clean, we will inject the medication into your areas of concern. There is no need for a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable during your treatment because the formula contains an injectable numbing agent called lidocaine.
What to Expect After Your Treatment Session
Once your treatment session is complete, you do not have to worry about any downtime. Once we have discussed your post-treatment care steps, you are free to return to work. However, there are a few restrictions you must adhere to for a few days following your treatment.
For example, you must go a couple of days without consuming alcohol or tobacco products. You also must take care to not sweat too much shortly after your treatment. This means that you should not engage in vigorous physical activity, go to the sauna, or sit in a steam room.
Frequently Asked Questions About This Treatment
How Quickly Will I See the Results of My Treatment?
As stated previously, you will start to see the initial results of your treatment immediately. However, it can take a couple of weeks for your final results to become apparent. To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to make sure your skin has all of the building blocks it needs to create more collagen. Specifically, you need to make sure you are sufficiently hydrated and you eat plenty of protein and vitamin C.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
As a general rule, you can expect the results of this treatment to last for around 12 months. However, several factors affect the longevity of your results. For instance, if you don’t wear sunscreen regularly, the sun’s UVC rays will damage your collagen, and you will need a follow-up treatment sooner.
On the other hand, you can expect your final results to last for roughly 18 months if you take steps to keep your collagen as healthy as possible. For example, if you don’t consume nicotine and only drink alcohol in moderation, you can expect your results to last longer.
How Long Will My Injection Session Take?
One of the most exciting advantages of this treatment is that it is very convenient. Typically, this treatment session only takes around 15 minutes to complete. However, if you are looking to address cosmetic concerns in other areas, too, your session may take closer to an hour. For example, your session may take around an hour if you are augmenting your lips, erasing lines and wrinkles from around your mouth, and augmenting your cheeks.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
To find out whether you are a good candidate for this treatment, you need to come in for an initial consultation. Typically, people who are concerned about the appearance of your lips and at least 22 years of age are considered good candidates for this treatment. However, there are certain medical conditions that may preclude you from qualifying for this treatment.
For example, you will not qualify for this treatment if you have certain medical conditions that require you to take blood thinners every day. Also, you will not qualify for this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, you will need to hold off on this treatment if your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment. Therefore, we strongly recommend wearing sunscreen diligently in the weeks leading up to your treatment session.
Improve the Appearance of Your Lips Today
Juvederm Volbella can be used to enhance your lips and erase mouth lines. To find out whether this treatment is right for you, contact us today at Le Beau Visage Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and help you achieve the luscious lips and wrinkle-free mouth you desire.