It might surprise you, but your lips can have a big impact on how young and attractive you look to other people. When your lips are thin and “flat,” you can wind up looking tired and worn out — even unhappy or unfriendly. But when your lips are full and sensual, you can look younger, friendlier and a lot more attractive, not just to a significant other, but to everyone you meet and greet.
At Love Your Body Medical Spa, Dr. Averilla uses Juvederm® dermal filler to help fill and plump lips in just a single treatment session, so you can come in for a treatment in the morning and be ready for that hot date that same evening. Plus, Juvederm treatments are completely customizable, so you can get just the amount of plumping and fullness you’re looking for.
Some of us are born with naturally thinner lips. But even if you’re endowed with a set of full, sensual lips, as you get older, that fullness is going to decrease. The most common cause of loss of lip volume is a decline in the amount of collagen your body produces. When we’re young, we produce plenty of collagen, which consists of special protein fibers that bind together to form strong networks that support skin. It’s these networks that keep our skin and our lips fuller, softer, and more resilient. Collagen also plays a big role in tissue healing. With aging, we produce less collagen, and that means our lips lose a lot of that natural volume.
Juvederm works in two ways to restore natural volume. First, the special solution contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that actually attracts and retains the moisture in our tissues. When HA is injected into your lips, it traps and holds moisture, so your lips look fuller and more luscious (and feel softer) for a long time.
Second, the injections stimulate natural healing responses that trigger the production of collagen. As collagen production increases over time, your lips will feel firmer and more resilient, so you can enjoy more beautiful lips kiss after kiss. Together, the Juvederm injection process and the special hyaluronic acid solution combine to help your lips look great.
Juvederm injections take just about 15 minutes or less, and there’s no downtime afterward. The Juvederm solution contains lidocaine, a mild anesthetic that can prevent discomfort during the injections. Once treatment is complete, you can expect your results to last up to a year. Touch-up treatments can help you maintain those results indefinitely. Plus, Juvederm can also be used to fill in those tiny lines around your upper lip, sometimes called "smoker's lines" or "lipstick lines" so your entire lip area looks smooth and refreshed.
Since fuller, plumper lips are so desirable, it’s not surprising that a lot of nonprofessional products and “solutions” have cropped up. Over-the-counter lip plumpers work by irritating your lips, the same way hot sauce or a hot pepper irritates them, and that’s what causes the plumping effect. As with a hot pepper, that effect is very minor and very temporary — typically lasting no more than an hour or so. You’ll need to apply and reapply and keep up that irritation to get even a minor effect, and considering plumpers can get pricey, Juvederm injections wind up being a lot more cost-effective, especially considering the results are far superior — really not even comparable.
And those YouTubeTM videos that show people using shot glasses or lip-plumping devices? Again, the effect you get isn’t going to last, and what’s more, you can wind up with bruising and tissue damage, not to mention unpredictable (and sometimes really unattractive) results.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s the ideal time to get the plumper lips you’re looking for. With Juvederm, you're just one visit away from a more kissable mouth. To schedule a Juvederm lip treatment at Love Your Body Medical Spa or to learn more about Juvederm lip treatments, book an appointment online today.