Thinning lips plague almost everyone at some point. Plumping the lips and restoring them to a more youthful appearance can be accomplished through filler injections. Some of these dermal fillers are the same as those that add volume to the cheeks and other areas of the face. Juvederm® is a line of hyaluronic acid fillers. It comes in a variety of forms, one of the most popular being Juvederm ULTRA XC®. Its consistency is different from the original formula and is designed to target areas that need cushioned support and extra volume. The lips, when treated with Juvederm ULTRA® XC, become much shapelier, and the perimeter and lip boundaries present a much more natural swoop shape. If you desire a plumper pout, this popular filler may be just the treatment you’ve been seeking.
How Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Work
The human body produces a polysaccharide known as hyaluronic acid. Most other animals do as well. This acid helps hold moisture in place, particularly in the boundary layers between skin and underlying tissues. We don’t produce it in large quantities, however, and it isn’t concentrated in the lips or beneath the facial skin.
When in a concentrated form and mixed with a gel, it can add volume by attracting and holding water molecules. Juvederm ULTRA® XC is specially formulated as a thicker gel, making it ideal for enlarging and reshaping the lips.
Consultation and Treatment
When we consult with our client, we note such things as the thickness of the lip skin, the width of the upper and lower lips, and whether the thinning of the lips is causing an unbalanced look to the facial features. This allows us to determine the proper injection sites and the amount of the filler to use.
The injections can be completed in about 20 minutes. After treatment, the gel settles in just beneath the lip skin and immediately begins to attract moisture. The gel itself is somewhat malleable and can be repositioned a bit after injection simply by the movement of the provider’s fingers.
After a day or so, the lips are noticeably fuller, and the natural contours of the lip perimeter are restored. Sometimes the treatment will require five or six injection sites around the lip borders in order to achieve the desired look. Our specialist has complete control over the amount of gel to use, so outcomes are generally right in line with the expectation.
Maintaining That Perfect Pout
Juvederm® products produce long-lasting results. The gel is eventually flushed from the body, but repeat injections are often unnecessary for up to 10 months. This is a popular alternative to lip implants or fat transfers, and there is no downtime for the client following treatment.
Learn More About Juvederm ULTRA® XC
This specially formulated hyaluronic acid filler can take years off your appearance and even correct an unbalanced look of your lips, nose, and eyes. A plumper pout without surgery sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. We’ll be glad to show you exactly how Juvederm ULTRA® XC can greatly enhance your facial features merely by volumizing the lips at YouthFill MD, located in Los Angeles and La Crescenta. Contact us today to book your first appointment and find out if this treatment is right for you.