What Is Volbella Good for?

Do you wish you could increase the volume of your lips without undergoing an invasive procedure? If so, you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella, an FDA-approved lip enhancement treatment designed to improve your aesthetic quickly and painlessly. We are proud to offer this non-invasive treatment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX. Today, we’re discussing everything you need to know about this injectable dermal filler.

What Is Volbella Good for? 

Volbella is good for enhancing the natural beauty of your lips, so nobody will be able to tell that you had professional help to achieve your flawlessly beautiful look. This injectable isn’t just non-invasive and FDA-approved.

It is also effective for the treatment of lines and wrinkles that form around your mouth due to such factors as smoking, unprotected sun exposure, and getting older.  Particularly, it is great for the treatment of perioral lines. This is notable because perioral lines are incredibly difficult to treat, and they can make you look much older than you actually are.

The Primary Active Ingredient

Hyaluronic acid is the primary active ingredient in this powerful dermal filler. In contrast with other types of anti-aging treatments, hyaluronic acid, often abbreviated as HA, is a chain of sugar molecules that hydrates your skin as no other treatment can. Additionally, this compound is identical to the HA produced by your body, mitigating the risk of an allergic reaction.  

Since this injectable is so hydrating, your lips will look both volumized and completely smooth. Notably, the results of this treatment are incredibly long-lasting, so you can go months without putting on lip balm or lipstick to increase your self-confidence. Additionally, this dermal filler is shockingly versatile. It can be used to provide a small volume boost, correcting subtle asymmetry. Alternatively, it can be used to create a dramatic pout.

Benefits Associated With This Treatment

Despite the number of unique types of fillers, one stands far above the rest. Juvederm Volbella is unique because it can be used to treat perioral lines, known colloquially as smoker lines, effectively. Perioral lines sometimes form due to the regular repetitive motion of inhaling cigarettes.

With that being said, the aging process and UV damage can also cause the development of smoker lines. While other injectable dermal fillers can volumize your lips and may erase such lines as marionette lines, this injectable can treat smoker lines with ease.

Painless and Virtually Recovery-Free

You won’t experience any pain or discomfort during your lip injections. This injectable contains a small dose of lidocaine, a safe, effective injectable anesthetic. Due to this, you won’t need to wait 15 minutes to an hour for a topical anesthetic to take effect. Furthermore, there is no downtime required following this treatment.

You are free to return to your scheduled routine as long as you are careful to avoid too much heat, sweating, exercise, and sunlight shortly after your session. If you work outside, make sure you apply adequate sunscreen gently and reapply sunscreen every four hours.

How Durable Are the Results of This Treatment? 

As noted above, this treatment provides long-lasting results. Individual results vary, but you can expect the results of your treatment to last for a year. We recommend coming in for annual maintenance sessions so your lips and mouth continue to look flawlessly, effortlessly stunning.

How Can I Extend the Longevity of My Results?

There are numerous lifestyle choices you can make to extend the longevity of your results. Here are some of the most effective choices you can make:

Stop Smoking

If you quit smoking, your skin will thank you. Smoking doesn’t just cause the development of perioral lines around the mouth. It also impedes blood flow to the face significantly. This results in the generation of fewer cells. Remember, smoking also causes the skin to age prematurely by destroying collagen.

Minimize Sun Time

The results of extensive research suggest that sunlight is good for your mental health. That said, UV damage is also the primary cause of wrinkles and lines. When you go outside, be sure to apply a high-quality sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 45.  

Additionally, make sure you don’t forget to apply sunscreen or a protective lip balm to your lips. Furthermore, minimize sun exposure as much as possible during the first 24 hours following your injections.

Maintain a Healthy Skincare Routine

Another incredibly effective way to extend the longevity of your results is to maintain a healthy skincare routine. When you don’t feel like getting out of bed in the morning, remember consistency is key. You don’t have to exfoliate your skin too often.

However, you should moisturize your skin once or twice daily, wear sunscreen, and reapply sunscreen every four hours. Chapstick is also highly advisable when it is extremely hot or cold outside. Furthermore, chapstick is great for the prevention of chapping when it is very windy outside.

Manage Stress

While nobody can avoid stress completely, it is possible to learn how to avoid certain stress triggers and control your response to unavoidable stressors. Some of the most effective ways to manage stress include working out, meditating, and journaling. Stress results in premature aging because your body produces a stress hormone, known as cortisol, in significant levels when stress occurs.

Cortisol is the reason why you feel an intense urge to fight, flee, or freeze in stressful situations. Even if journaling isn’t right for you, spend a couple of weeks noting when you feel stressed. This can help you identify triggers so you can be prepared for them when you can’t avoid a stressful situation.

Meditating to Manage Stress

Meditation is one of the most effective forms of stress management because it can be done anywhere. If you notice yourself becoming stressed, separate yourself from the feeling coming on. For instance, you can think to yourself “I notice I am starting to feel stressed about the traffic.”

Alternatively, you can separate yourself from your stress by focusing on breathing in and out through your nose. Thinking to yourself about five things you can touch and five things you can see is another great way to distance yourself from a stressor.

Receive Regular Maintenance Treatments

Remember, if you want your results to last a lifetime, you need to come in for annual maintenance sessions. If you adhere to other guidelines designed to extend the longevity of your treatment, you may not need to come in every 12 months. That said, when you start to notice changes in the appearance of your eyes, mouth, and lips, schedule a touch-up session.  

The dosage required to restore your ideal results will be smaller than the initial dosage required to achieve ideal results. This saves you a lot of time receiving injections and waiting for your skin to restore its natural beauty.

Which Areas Can Be Treated With This Injectable? 

While most people seek this injectable dermal filler to volumize the lips, it can also be used around the mouth to eliminate perioral lines. Additionally, you can enhance the striking beauty of your eyes by receiving this injectable beneath your eyes, smoothing out signs of aging.

Who Qualifies for Treatment With This Injectable? 

Thanks to the hypoallergenic nature of this treatment, the FDA has approved it for virtually everyone who is at least 21 years of age. We will advise you on whether this filler is appropriate for you after you describe your cosmetic concerns to us during your initial consultation. In essence, if you want to enhance the striking beauty of your eyes, volumize your lips, improve the definition of your lips, or eliminate smoker lines, you will probably qualify for this treatment.

Furthermore, we will advise you on other anti-aging treatments you may need to perfect the appearance of the rest of your face. People commonly need several injectables to achieve their desired look. We will tailor a treatment plan for you based on your unique aesthetic goals.

What Is the Most Appropriate Age to Get This Treatment? 

By the time you are 20 years old, your skin starts to produce less collagen. According to the FDA, you can receive this treatment safely at the age of 21. That said, the appropriate age to receive this treatment is whenever you notice cosmetic concerns, such as thin lips, asymmetrical lips, or smoker lines as long as you are at least 21.

Some people were born with asymmetrical lips and get this treatment as soon as they turn 21. Others wait until they are in their mid-30s and start to notice concerns beneath the eyes and around the mouth.

Why Do Lip Lines Occur?

Several factors can cause lip lines, including unprotected sun exposure, the aging process, and smoking cigarettes. That said, at the end of the day, collagen loss is responsible for lines forming around your lips.

Collagen is an essential protein that volumizes all of your skin, including your lip skin. The less collagen your skin produces, the thinner your lips become. Additionally, fine lines start to develop. Over time, these lines become progressively deeper. Furthermore, your skin, including your lip skin, gets drier with age.

Why Are Lip Lines So Noticeable? 

One of the first areas to show the signs of aging is your lips because your skin is so thin in that area. You may be losing a significant amount of collagen if your lips seem to be chronically cracked or chapped regardless of how much hydrating lip balm you apply. Furthermore, sun exposure compounds the visible effects of collagen loss.

People often get sunburnt lips because they don’t think to apply sunscreen or a lip balm with SPF to their lips when they spend the day outdoors. Wind can also chap your lips, making it hard to keep your lips looking youthful and plump.

Does Smoking Really Age You Prematurely? 

Yes, smoking really ages you prematurely. The mere sucking motion required to smoke a cigarette can cause the development of smoker lines around the mouth. Furthermore, cigarettes contain a chemical compound called nicotine which destroys collagen and slows the production of new collagen.

Typically, smokers look older than non-smokers or former smokers. This is the perfect treatment for you if you have quit smoking recently and want to reverse the visible signs of your former lifestyle choices.

Reverse the Signs of Aging Today

If you’re ready to reverse the signs of smoking, unprotected sun exposure, and aging, Juvederm Volbella can help. Now is the time to invest in your appearance and the health of your skin. Contact us today at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX to schedule your initial consultation and find out if this injectable is right for you.