At Allure Enhancement Center in Lafayette, LA, our mission is to help people enhance their outer beauty. If you feel self-conscious about your lips, Juvederm Volbella injections administered by one of our highly trained medical professionals may be a good fit for you. To help you determine whether this dermal filler is a good fit for you, today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment.
How Long Does Volbella Last?
Volbella lasts approximately 18 months. This is in stark contrast to most other lip fillers on the market. Usually, lip injections last for three to six months before they fade. The rapid degradation of lip fillers is to be expected because the lips are used so much.
Every time you talk, smile, take a sip of water, or chew a bite of food, your lips are moving. Volbella results last three to six times longer than typical lip fillers thanks to highly advanced Vycross technology used in the manufacturing process.
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Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Since this injectable filler lasts three to six times longer than most lip fillers, you’re probably anxious to know whether you qualify for treatment. An initial evaluation is necessary to determine definitively whether this Juvederm injection is right for you. However, if you’re 22 or older and worried about the appearance of one or both of your lips or your mouth, there is an excellent chance you will qualify.
Who Is a Poor Candidate for This Treatment?
These Juvederm injections are not appropriate for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, these injections are not recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or a history of keloid scarring. If your skin is irritated at the time of your appointment, your session will need to be rescheduled.
How Quickly Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment works incredibly quickly. In fact, you will see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your lips as soon as your treatment is completed. The hyaluronic acid-based gel provides immediate volume. At the same time, this hydrophilic substance attracts and binds to up to 1,000 times its molecular weight in water molecules. This makes your lips look a lot plumper, better hydrated, and healthier.
Typically, only one treatment session is necessary to achieve the desired results. However, it takes time for the filler to spread throughout the treatment area, settle in, and be broken down to fuel the collagen production process. As a general rule of thumb, the younger and healthier you are, the sooner you can expect to see your ideal results.
How Long Will My Treatment Session Take?
You can generally expect your lip injections to take no more than 30 minutes to complete. You should only expect your treatment session to take around 15 minutes if you are only concerned about the appearance of your lips. It will take closer to half of an hour if you also are concerned about perioral lines.
If you are not just concerned about your lips and perioral lines, your treatment session may take closer to an hour. You can get several types of Juvederm injections in the same treatment session.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment Session?
Before your injections are administered, we will inspect your skin to verify that it is free from irritation. If it is, we will clean your skin thoroughly, removing any makeup or lotion you may have in the area. Once your skin is clean, we inject the filler into several strategic locations in your area or areas of concern.
There is no need for topical anesthesia because the medication is injected with a tiny needle. If you want your skin numbed prior to the injections, know that the topical numbing cream may take 10 to 15 minutes to take full effect.
How Soon Will I See My Final Results?
It typically takes 10 to 14 days for the filler to settle inappropriately. To see your results as quickly as possible, make sure you take very good care of your lips. If you are going to be exposed to sunlight, put on a moisturizing lip balm that includes a sun protectant. Make sure this is reapplied every two to four hours for maximum UV protection. You should also care for your lips by eating nutritiously and drinking plenty of hydrating fluids.
What Downtime Should I Expect?
You should expect no downtime following your lip injections. You are free to return to work or whatever other obligations you have for the day. However, there are some recovery guidelines you will need to follow for a while. It is extremely important that you do not engage in vigorous physical activity. It is also important that you avoid excessive heat, excessive sweating, sun damage, and pressure.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Yes, your results will look natural. We strongly believe in helping people enhance their natural beauty, not alter it. This injectable features a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid. However, the synthetic hyaluronic acid used in the formula is bioidentical to the hyaluronic acid your body produces naturally.
Your body can’t tell it’s synthetic, and it acts just like the hyaluronic acid naturally present in your skin. It encourages your skin to produce its own natural collagen. In other words, your skin rejuvenates itself.
Can I Do Anything To Make My Results Last Longer?
Yes, there are steps you can take to enjoy your ideal results for as long as possible. Some of the simplest and most effective steps you can take are to make sure your lips are hydrated, well-nourished, and protected from sun damage.
Other highly effective steps you can take include ceasing tobacco consumption and only drinking alcohol in moderation. Depending on your sex and age, you should have no more than one or two units of alcohol per day. If you drink more than that, there is a chance you could flush out vital hydration and nutrition. If you find that you can’t cut out tobacco consumption completely, remember that cutting back some is better than not changing your habits at all.
What Other Juvederm Formulas May Be Right for Me?
If you are concerned about the appearance of your midface, Juvederm Voluma may be the ideal fit for you. This incredibly durable dermal filler can restore volume to the apple of your cheek for approximately 24 months. It can also be used to lift sagging jowls, recontour the cheekbone, and improve the appearance of the lower eye area.
If you are concerned about nasolabial folds, there’s a good chance you’ll qualify for Juvederm Vollure injections. Alternatively, you could benefit from Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus injections. In addition to treating nasolabial folds, Juvederm’s Ultra and Ultra Plus formulations are designed to correct other problems around the mouth, like lip lines and marionette lines.
Are There Other Anti-Aging Injectables That May Be Right for Me?
Yes, there are other anti-aging injectables that may be right for you. For example, there are four Restylane formulas that may be a good fit for you. Restylane is similar to Juvederm in that it features a hyaluronic acid-based gel. Also, like Juvederm fillers, Restylane fillers are designed to treat different concerns. Radiesse, a CaHA-based gel, and Sculptra, a PLLA-based gel, are much more versatile.
If you don’t have cosmetic concerns caused by volume loss, dermal fillers won’t be able to help you enhance your natural beauty. However, if your cosmetic concerns can be attributed to overactive muscles, an injectable muscle relaxant may be a great fit for you. Since everyone’s situation is unique, we offer Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeuveau. Each injectable muscle relaxant works the same way but is ideal for different situations.
What Can Injectable Muscle Relaxants Treat?
Injectable muscle relaxants can treat any facial cosmetic concern caused by overactive muscles. Usually, treatment is sought for crow’s feet and forehead folds.
Enhance Your Outer Beauty Today
Volbella usually lasts for 18 months, but individual results vary. If you’re a smoker, drink an excessive amount of alcohol, or get lots of UV exposure, your results may not last as long. If you make a point to keep your lips hydrated, nourished, and protected from the sun, your results may last longer. To find out if this injectable dermal filler is right for you, schedule your initial consultation today at Allure Enhancement in Lafayette, LA.