If you’re tired of reapplying plumping lip cosmetics multiple times a day to accomplish your lip-plumping goals, then it might be time to find a more permanent solution. Dermal fillers like Juvederm Volbella can enhance the shape of your lips and boost your self-confidence at the same time. At Beautique in Knoxville, TN we believe that every woman deserves to feel beautiful every moment, which is why the long-lasting prospect of a lip filler is so attractive. Let’s learn more before you schedule your first appointment.
How Soon Do You See Results From Volbella Treatment?
Like most other dermal fillers, you will be able to see the results of Volbella on the same day as your treatment, with the full results becoming visible about three to four days after your treatment. The instant results are attributed to the gel-like filler, which instantly plumps the lips by injecting moisture directly beneath the skin.
Your lips are also immediately introduced to new collagen after your injection, which creates artificial volume until your skin can produce natural collagen. After the filler treatment has settled into your lips, the special formula for the filler will stimulate natural collagen production. This process may take about four to six weeks for collagen to mature and become semi-permanent.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Long Do Results Last?
You can expect the results of your treatment to last much longer with this filler than with other lip fillers on the market. On average, patients who use this Juvederm product can expect results to last for at least one year. This means you will be able to enjoy full, plush lips throughout the day without thinking twice for over a year – and sometimes more.
In fact, some patients can experience results that last longer than 12 months. Factors such as how well you take care of your lips, if you use SPF lip products, and how much you move your mouth will determine how quickly your filler breaks down. Your age and how well your body produces collagen are also important factors.
2. How Frequently Do You Need This Treatment?
Although the results of this treatment can last for a year at a time, not all patients follow the same maintenance schedule. Some patients only come in for another treatment after about 12 to 18 months, while other patients prefer to have minor touch-ups done every six to nine months, particularly if important life events are coming up.
Additionally, because everybody has different chemistry, you may find that you need more or less frequent touch-ups than other people who use the same filler. If you notice that your results are lasting longer than the expected time, then you should postpone your treatment until the additional filler is needed after the results start to fade. This will help you maintain your treatments and maintain natural-looking results at the same time.
3. Will You Need a Touch Up After Your First Appointment?
Whether or not you will need a touch-up for your treatment will depend entirely on your specific needs and aesthetic goals. Some patients prefer to have touch-ups immediately after the initial recovery time is over so that they can achieve their aesthetic goals.
That said, touch-ups usually aren’t necessary unless you feel like you want additional filler to augment the shape of your lips. Other than your maintenance appointments, you will not need to repeat or tweak your treatments to achieve your aesthetic goals.
4. Can You Extend Your Results?
Yes, you can absolutely extend your results. Once you are satisfied with the results of your treatment, you can always extend your results to get the most out of each filler treatment. Aside from your maintenance appointments, there are several things you can do to extend the longevity of your results. For example, the best way to extend your results is to take care of your lips well, which means keeping your lips moist and exfoliated. Other methods include:
Good Lip Products
Good lip products are those that maintain the moisture of the lips. The skin on the lips is very delicate and prone to drying out, particularly if you don’t drink enough water, if the weather is hot or cold, or if you eat a lot of salt. Maintaining the moisture of your lips will keep your lips soft and plush. Some lip products to consider include chapsticks, sleeping lip masks, and even hydrating lip gloss that is used throughout the day.
Good Lip Care
There are some habits, such as licking the lips, that can be broken to protect the health and appearance of the lips. But some lip care recommendations should be considered to maintain the appearance of the lips. The top recommendation is exfoliating the lips with a gentle scrub once or twice a week to slough off dead skin that might block moisturizing products from working as intended.
Other good lip care recommendations include being mindful of the weather. Many people switch to thicker lip products when the weather is cold or windy to protect from chapping, which can take several weeks to fully heal.
Good Lip Protection
While we all know that wearing sunscreen on the face is the best way to protect against sun damage and potential photoaging, many people overlook the fact that the skin on the lips also requires protection from the sun. Not only does protecting your lips from sun exposure prevent discoloration, but it also protects the results of your lip filler since it’s been documented that UV exposure can cause both natural and synthetic collagen to break down more quickly. For your daily lip products, it’s best if you can use an SPF base before other cosmetics to give you protection from sun exposure.
5. What If Your Lips Are Too Full?
Although we take a subtle approach to our lip filler treatments, there are times when the amount of volume in your results is more than you want. The truth is that what we imagine our results to be and what our results actually are can be two different things, especially if this is your first time using a lip filler. For that reason, it comes as good news that you will not have to wait for your results to fade to correct over-filling the lips. It’s very simple to reduce the volume produced by a filler and get your results back on the right track.
6. How Should You Use This Treatment?
When most people think about lip fillers, their first thought is augmenting or contouring the shape of the lips to produce a specific aesthetic goal. Contouring the lips can correct asymmetry or enhance the shape of the bottom or top lip to accomplish a particular lip style. However, a lip filler can also be used to correct age-related volume loss in the lips, such as thinning lips, downturned lip corners, fine lines around the mouth, and “lipstick” lines on the lips.
7. What Is the Best Lip Style for This Filler?
Various styles can be used as blueprints to enhance the shape of your lips. Whether you’re focusing on your Cupid’s bow or trying to achieve a more natural pout, the type of lip filler style that is right for you will be one that naturally enhances the shape of your lips and your overall beauty. We can help you fill the style that best suits your appearance needs if you aren’t sure which style would be best for you.
8. What Can You Expect From This Treatment?
Overall, a lip filler appointment is a simple outpatient appointment that can be completed within 20 to 30 minutes. Your treatment will include using a topical numbing cream on the lips to ensure your comfort during the treatment; it’s also worth noting that Volbella includes lidocaine, a local numbing agent, that makes the treatment completely painless. As for how much filler is necessary for your treatment, most patients only need one syringe to treat the top and bottom lips, as well as any fine lines around the mouth.
9. What Should You Do Before Your Treatment?
Before your treatment, you will need to stop using any blood-thinning medications or supplements to eliminate the possibility of any bruising after this treatment. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever like Tylenol before your appointment if you have sensitive skin. You may also be advised to arrive at your appointment without any cosmetics on your face. You should reschedule your appointment if you have a cold sore or fever blister within two weeks of your treatment.
10. What Should You Do After Your Treatment?
After your treatment, you will be advised to move your mouth as little as possible for the first 24 hours so you don’t disturb the settling of the filler. You will need to avoid touching, rubbing, biting, or putting pressure on your lips. You will also need to avoid using hot water, scrubbing the lips, or eating hot or spicy food to avoid irritating the lips.
11. Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this Juvederm lip filler is safe. Not only is Volbella formulated with hyaluronic acid, which can be found naturally in the body, but Juvederm also enjoys a long-standing reputation for being a safe and effective brand. Even though this filler is the newest in the Juvederm family, it has still passed all safety standards set by the FDA and is known as a reliable lip filler for the vast majority of people.
12. Will Results Look Natural?
Yes, the results of your lip filler will look natural. This is both because the filler formula is designed to create subtle, natural-looking volume in the lips, and also because our skilled aestheticians know how to create volume that appears natural for your overall appearance.
13. Who Are Good Candidates?
People who are over the age of 21, who have no history of severe allergic reactions, and who are not pregnant or breastfeeding are usually good candidates for this filler. This treatment is appropriate for both women and men who want to enhance their appearance and reverse age-related volume loss in the lips.
Enjoy Fast and Long-Lasting Results With Juvederm Volbella!
If you’re tired of trying to use cosmetics to enhance the shape of your lips, then Juvederm Volbella is likely an ideal solution for you. This is a safe, fast, and effective lip filler that can create results that last for 12 months or more for most people. Contact us at Beautique in Knoxville, TN to schedule your first appointment today.