January 15, 2022
Were you born with thin lips? Have your lips lost volume and definition? Do you want sexier lips?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are an ideal candidate for lip enhancement with filler. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 27,000 lip procedures took place in the United States in 2015 — that’s one lip enhancement every 20 minutes! Lip enhancements are gaining in popularity. The ASPS also reported a 50% increase in dermal filler lip augmentations between 2000 and 2017. The world’s top-selling brand for these procedures is Juvéderm by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox. Let’s take a look at these versatile fillers to see how they differ and how they can help you fall in love with your lips!
How Juvéderm Works
The Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers are all comprised of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies that helps our skin retain moisture and youthful volume. Dermal fillers like Juvéderm can be used to revitalize fullness we lose as we age, improve definition, and even lift to our lips.
Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Add subtle volume to lips and soften vertical lip lines.
If you are new to lip enhancement, Volbella is the perfect place to start due to its subtle, natural-looking results. It also smooths the vertical lines above your lips (sometimes called smoker’s lines) that can cause lipstick to feather. With results that last up to one-year, Volbella provides a beautiful boost to your lip’s fullness.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC
Restore fullness and definition.
If a thinner lip shape runs in your family or you have noticed substantial volume loss in your lips with aging, Juvéderm Ultra XC can restore fullness to the body of your lips and definition to its border. The molecular structure of the HA in this product is more substantial and delivers fuller-looking results, making it a favorite for patients who want to enhance the overall size and shape of their lips. Your results can last up to one year or more.
Juvéderm Vollure™ XC
Create beautiful definition that lasts.
Although not indicated for use in lips yet, many injection specialists incorporate Vollure in lip enhancements due to its long-lasting results. The HA in Vollure is slightly different, allowing for it to add smoothness and fullness without too much structure. If increased you desire structure and fullness, your injector may decide to use Juvéderm Ulta Plus. Results with Vollure can last 12 – 18 months.
Enhance your lips without filler.
Want to forgo the filler but still attain fuller lips? The Botox Lip-Flip consists of injecting a tiny amount of Botox into the muscles around your lips to achieve a soft, subtle flip of the upper lip. This technique exposes more of the surface area of your lips, making them appear fuller for up to two months. Many injection specialists combine this treatment with dermal fillers to further enhance results.
Combinations to Consider
Just as a Botox Lip-Flip can be paired with dermal fillers, many of the Juvéderm dermal fillers may be combined by to achieve optimal outcomes and prolong the duration of your results. For example, Volbella may be used to smooth the vertical lines above your lips and revive definition to their border while Juvéderm Ultra XC is injected to create fullness. A skilled injector will know what combination will help you achieve an ideal lip shape and fullness that looks natural and beautiful for your facial structure!