Juvéderm® and Your Lips
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
At Snodgrass & Robinson, we offer a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to help return volume to areas of the face that have lost volume with the passing years. And, while most people don’t think of their lips with volume loss, they are equally prone to thinning with time.
But we can change that in just minutes with dermal fillers. Two Juvéderm® options are created specifically for your lips — Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Volbella.
I didn’t always have thin lips, what’s going on?
People don’t think of their lips when considering signs of aging. We focus on wrinkles, sagging cheeks, and creases. These signs of aging are the result of two processes. First, every year after we have our 20th birthday, our body produces one additional percentage point less collagen. That means by the time you’re 50, your body is producing a third less collagen. That matters because collagen provides the underlying support structure for our skin. Plus, our skin thins with the passing years. With less collagen and thinner skin, our skin sags and loses volume, and it develops creases and lines.
The lips aren’t immune to these changes. They thin with the same collagen loss. Plus, they show vertical lip lines and other effects resulting from volume loss.
Juvéderm® to the rescue
Juvéderm® started with just a single product in 2006 (when the FDA approved its use in the U.S.). Since then the line has continued to expand, targeting different areas of the face that have suffered volume loss. For the lips, Juvéderm® has Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC — Ultra XC is intended to add visible fullness and plumping to the lips. It can change thin lips into round, shapely lips, or it can return volume to lips that have thinned. Asymmetrical lips can be made even. Ultra was the first dermal filler approved for use specifically to plump the lips.
- Juvéderm® Volbella XC — A few years ago, Juvéderm® added another option for adding volume to the lips, Volbella XC. Volbella, however, doesn’t add showy volume. It seeks to add subtle volume to the lips, adding shape and definition. It also fills vertical lip lines effectively.
Show those thin lips who’s the boss. Come see us at Snodgrass & Robinson and we’ll plump them up with Juvéderm®. Call us at (706) 378-0200 to make an appointment.
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