Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure. It can help patients enhance lip shape and volume to diminish signs of aging, most notably volume loss in the lips. Volume loss can also lead to fine lines or wrinkles around the mouth, commonly referred to as “lipstick lines.” When it comes to lip augmentation, inserting lip implants via surgery may be the first method that comes to mind. However, there is another option for lip enhancement that is completely non-surgical, and as such, has a lower cost and shorter recovery period. This treatment is lip injections.
How Do Lip Injections Work?
Lip injections are performed using dermal filler products. There are a few options for lip enhancement with dermal fillers, but the leading brand is Juvederm®. Juvederm® products are smooth, hyaluronic acid-based gels. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the body, which helps the skin retain moisture and volume. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the lips, they gain an instant boost in volume that enhances lip shape and diminishes the appearance of lines around the mouth. Juvederm® offers two quality products for lip augmentation, Juvederm® Ultra, and Juvederm® Volbella.
What is the Difference Between Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Volbella?
Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm® Volbella are both designed to be used in the lips to increase volume. The main difference is that Juvederm® Ultra is a thicker gel, and will produce more noticeable increases in volume. This is the ideal treatment for patients who would like to add fullness to the lips. Juvederm® Volbella is better suited for patients looking for subtle results. It can help patients who would like to diminish signs of aging in the lips and around the mouth.
What Can I Expect from the Lip Injection Treatment?
Lip injections are quickly performed with the aid of a topical anesthetic, which helps to minimize pain during the injection process. After a few injections into and around the lips, your treatment is complete. There is no downtime required after lip injections, so patients can enjoy returning to their normal activities immediately after their appointment. There may be some minor swelling or redness in the treatment area, but these effects typically fade within a day or two. The results from Juvederm® Ultra and Juvederm Volbella last up to one year.
Where Can I Try Juvederm® for Lip Injections?
If you are interested in enhancing the lips with lip injections, contact us today at Anh Vu, M.D. We offer lip injections and other injectable treatments to residents of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas of Florida.