Not everyone is lucky enough to have naturally plump lips. This can be because of genetics or loss of volume through aging, where lips can be thin and seem to get lost in the face. Luckily, filler injections can be a great way to restore volume and smooth wrinkles, all with a natural-looking result. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, get ready for lots of kisses after you try these injectable options.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
If you’re looking for increased volume and fullness, this injection might be for you. The Juvéderm family of dermal fillers is highly effective at adding volume through hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance found in the skin that helps retain moisture and nutrients. The Ultra XC injection is specifically tailored for the lips in order to give best results through an injection that lasts up to a year.
Juvéderm Volbella XC
If your lips are the result of aging and also have thin lines and wrinkles, Volbella XC can help. This HA injection adds subtler volume and pads out wrinkles around the mouth that are caused by a loss of volume over time. This can restore the appearance of your lips to a more youthful version for up to a year, without an overstuffed or obvious appearance.
Although this invasive method requires a donor site, you can find permanent results with a fat transfer procedure. Using Liposuction, fat is removed from common fatty areas like the buttocks, abdomen, or thighs and is then treated before it’s injected into the areas that need extra volume. Since it’s your own fat being used, the results are natural and effectively create bigger, fuller lips like those that are the result of underlying fat. Although some fat is usually absorbed into the body during recovery, the rest remains there for the long term, meaning you don’t need to come back for more fillers.
If you’re looking for the best way to restore volume to your lips, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vasquez and discuss your options.