Volbella for Lip Augmentation
Men and women all over the world suffer from premature signs of aging, as the skin responds to various environmental factors such as rain, wind, snow, and UVA and UVB rays radiated by the sun. While both will age as the years pass, the rate at which they age is entirely different because men and women cannot age in the same way— men naturally have thicker skin than women and higher levels of testosterone and collagen to support durable skin, which is why we see wrinkles develop sooner on some women than men. However, without the proper protection, men too can suffer from signs of premature aging.
The area that most reveals early signs of aging are those most active throughout one’s life, such as around the mouth and other areas of the face that constantly work to give us facial expressions. At Fostermd, many of our patients are concerned with this area around the mouth, including thinning of the lips. The mouth is the central focus of the lower third of the face, drawing the eye and offsetting the contours of the face, making the skin look tired. Thinning lips trouble our patients because their counterparts (fuller, radiant lips) are the mark of youthfulness and vitality. Our patients look for the most effective and gentle treatments in aesthetic medicine to help them achieve their best self.
How do we reduce premature aging around the mouth?
In order to combat thinning lips, we use a Volbella injection that can provide the tissue within the lips the right amount of necessary hyaluronic acid (HA) to restore lost volume and enhance natural lip contours. Unlike many of the previously used dermal fillers for lip augmentation and enhancement, Volbella will last up to one full year. Volbella is a smooth gel that is injected directly into the lips, focusing on the lip border, to provide shape and fullness to lips that were always on the thinner side, or those that have lost their shape. Injections using Volbella are done by following the natural shape of the lips, starting in the top lip so that the bottom lip can be measured and shaped to proportion and match evenly to its partner.
Benefits of Volbella:
- Improve lip volume
- Shape lips
- Reduce wrinkles and lines around the mouth
- Smooth marionette lines
- Long-lasting results (up to one year)
- Instant results
- Improves tissue hydration using HA
Injections using Volbella are done expertly by Dr. Foster to naturally adhere to each patient’s features without appearing overdone. Each injection session requires under 30 minutes to administer, and patients immediately see the difference in their lips as the Volbella gel begins to take shape under Dr. Foster’s experienced contouring techniques.