Thin lips often make people look far older than they actually are. Thin lips can even make people look ill. Juvederm Volbella XC may be just what you need if you’re not pleased with your thin lips. At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we are grateful for the opportunity to offer the safest, most effective aesthetic treatments to help our clients achieve their aesthetic goals. Read on to discover everything you need to know about the incredible advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC.
10 Incredible Advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC
1. Treatment Isn’t Painful
The skin on your lips is incredibly thin. This makes it particularly susceptible to pain. With Juvederm Volbella XC, you will feel neither pain nor discomfort during your lip enhancement treatment. This is the “XC” part of the formula name, which indicates it includes lidocaine.
Lidocaine is an injectable liquid anesthetic that numbs the treatment area. This ensures your continued comfort both during and after your aesthetic treatment. If you are allergic to lidocaine, please let us know during your initial consultation so we can accommodate your individual needs.
2. The Results Are Durable
Another incredible advantage of this treatment is that the results are durable. Who wants to wait two weeks for the final results to appear, only to come back six weeks later for a touch-up? We strongly recommend this Juvederm formulation because the results of treatment last at least a year before you need to consider a touch-up treatment.
3. But They Aren’t Too Durable
One of the most significant disadvantages of invasive lip enhancement with implants is how difficult it is to reverse the effects of the procedure. With hyaluronic acid-based injections, you can reverse the effects of treatment in three to four days with a simple injection of the enzyme hyaluronidase.
During your initial consultation, we will thoroughly review your current aesthetic and aesthetic goals so we can give you as much of the dermal filler as you need, but no more. However, if you ever change your mind about the amount of volume added to your lips, we can inject you with hyaluronidase in minutes to “eat” the injected hyaluronic acid.
4. The Results Look Natural
People who undergo lip augmentation with implants can discover that they have “fish lips” after the procedure. With Juvederm injections, the volume added can be as dramatic or subtle as you want them to be. But they always look smooth and natural.
This is in part because hyaluronic acid is a chemical compound found naturally in the foundational layers of your skin. The results also look natural because the injections encourage your body to produce its own collagen: the protein responsible for smooth, natural-looking volume.
5. It Can Correct Asymmetry
We most often see clients who are looking to add volume to their lips due to aging or other volume-loss related factors. However, occasionally, we see clients who are perfectly satisfied with the volume of most of their lips. They just have one side of their upper lip that is smaller than the other side.
Another incredible advantage of this treatment is that it is perfect for correcting asymmetry. It is also perfect for making one lip more proportionate to the other one. For instance, you may be perfectly happy with the size of your lower lip. This is the perfect treatment for you if you feel like your upper lip is disproportionately small.
6. Treatment Is Short and Sweet
What could be better than a lip enhancement treatment that doesn’t hurt and provides natural-looking results? A lip enhancement treatment that also doesn’t take up one to three hours of your time. With Juvederm lip augmentation injections, your treatment is complete in a mere half an hour. This is the case even if both of your lips are augmented.
When you are using the XC formulation, there is no need to wait for numbing to occur. If you are allergic to lidocaine, we can numb your lips with ice or a topical anesthetic cream. It can take several minutes for this numbing to occur. However, some of our clients choose to receive injections without any numbing because the needle used is so fine it doesn’t cause pain.
7. There Is No Downtime or Recovery
Another incredible advantage of Juvederm lip augmentation treatments is there is absolutely no downtime or recovery. This is in stark contrast to lip enhancement with implants. It takes several months to see the final results of treatment due to extensive swelling and fairly extensive bruising. Moreover, there are six weeks of recovery you have to undergo.
8. Preparation Is Simple
Yet another clear advantage of lip injections rather than lip implants is the simplicity of preparation. Before you undergo lip implants, you have to fast and undergo several medical exams to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. When preparing for lip injections, you just need to avoid anything that can thin your blood for 10 days.
For instance, you should avoid the consumption of alcohol, vitamin E and K supplements, fish oil, and garlic supplements. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of everything you should avoid in the 10 days leading up to your treatment.
9. You Are Probably a Good Candidate
One of the most compelling advantages of this treatment is that nearly everyone is a candidate. In general, we look for someone who is at least 18 years of age and looking to correct loss of volume or asymmetry in the lips. Potential candidates for this treatment are those who are concerned with the appearance of their lips.
There are only a few cases where this treatment may not be right for you at this time. For instance, you will need to wait to receive treatment if you have a sunburn, cold sore, or fever blister on or around the treatment site. You should also wait a couple of weeks after having a viral or bacterial infection to have this treatment.
10. It Plays Well With Other Treatments
Some treatments do not play well with others at all. You have to wait for up to two weeks to receive other treatments. This treatment, however, plays very well with others. In fact, we often pair this treatment with other injectables, such as a neuromodulator treatment, Kybella, Belotero Balance, Radiesse, or Restylane.
We often perform Kybella injections along with this hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injection. Kybella features the active ingredient deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a chemical compound found naturally in your gut that usually processes dietary fat. However, when injected into the chin and neck, it processes the local white fat cells.
The result is a permanent reduction in submental fullness and localized fat cells. Submental fullness refers to the appearance of a double chin and bands of fat around the neck. It can take three to six treatment sessions to see the ideal results. This just depends on your current aesthetic and aesthetic goals. You should be able to see the results within a month after treatment.
Belotero Balance is a dermal filler treatment most commonly used under the eyes of clients who have thin or pale skin. It treats under-eye circles, bags, and wrinkles. Like Juvederm injections, treatment is short and sweet. It also can be used to treat moderate-to-severe facial folds, lines, and wrinkles.
For instance, it can treat deep nasolabial folds, tear trough lines and smile lines. The needle used is so fine-gauge that you do not need any topical or local anesthetic. However, you are free to receive a numbing agent if you are uncomfortable with feeling the needle penetrate your skin. Just let us know during your initial consultation.
Radiesse is another injectable dermal filler similar to Juvederm in that it adds volume to a local area to smooth wrinkles, folds, and lines. The primary difference between Radiesse and Juvederm is that Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid-based formula. Radiesse features the active ingredient calcium hydroxyapatite. These microspheres are suspended in a water-based gel.
The results of Radiesse treatments last between one and two years depending on several factors, including your age, genetics, and skin health. This injectable is FDA-approved to re-contour the face. The treatment session usually takes between five and 15 minutes.
At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, we proudly offer three neuromodulator treatments: Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. Each neuromodulator treatment is unique. However, they all have a couple of things in common. For instance, neuromodulator treatments feature the active ingredient Botulinum toxin A.
The treatment takes between three and 15 minutes. You can see the initial results within one to three days. The final results are visible within 10 to 14 days. The final results usually last between four and six months. The treatment works by preventing muscle hyperactivity that triggers deep wrinkles and folds.
Restylane is yet another hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler FDA-approved to treat the signs of aging. It can reduce lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face, chest, and hands. It can also be used to non-invasively re-contour parts of your face, such as your chin and jaw region or cheeks.
The original Restylane formulation is FDA-approved to fill in moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Restylane Defyne is FDA-approved to treat moderate-to-severe smile lines and laugh lines. Restylane Lyft is FDA-approved to re-contour and non-invasively lift the cheeks. Finally, Restylane Refyne is used to treat mild-to-moderate smile and laugh lines.
Renavesse Versa is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler designed to augment the lips and middle face. This long-lasting dermal filler is preferred by some clients to Volbella because the results it can provide are more dramatic. It can also be used to treat facial wrinkles, folds, and lines.
Good candidates for this treatment are concerned with the appearance of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, laugh lines, thin lips or gaunt cheeks. However, you may also be a good candidate for this treatment if you are concerned about the appearance of tear trough lines or dark bags under the eyes. The results last six months or more.
Discover How to Let the New You Rise
You don’t have to settle for thin or asymmetrical lips. You also don’t have to settle for fine-to-moderate lines around your mouth. If you’re ready to learn how to let the new you rise, we invite you to learn more about the incredible advantages of Juvederm Volbella XC.
Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial consultation. We can’t wait to meet you and develop a tailored treatment plan to help you address each of your unique aesthetic concerns.