Perhaps before celebrities made lip injections popular and drew more attention to this facial feature, you never really thought about how your own lips were getting thinner with each passing year. It happens to everyone — lips get thinner and lose volume with age, just like the rest of your facial features.
Fortunately, gone are the days of collagen lip-fillers that often resulted in swollen, unnaturally inflated lips. Lip injections have come a long way from their predecessors. Dermal fillers specifically made for enhancing lip volume, including Juvéderm® Volbella XC delivers natural-looking volume and shape so your lips appear smoother and more youthful.
Of course, it also helps to have a skilled medical aesthetics professional like the experts at Ego medical spa in Modesto, California, administering your lip injections. If you desire natural-looking lip volume, we can create a treatment to meet your individual needs so you love your lips again.
Why you lose lip volume with age
When you’re younger, typically before you turn 30, your body produces plenty of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. The collagen and elastin help keep your skin firm, while hyaluronic acid provides moisture from within to your skin and lips. Hyaluronic acid also helps lubricate your joints.
As you get older and produce less collagen and hyaluronic acid, your skin becomes less elastic, loses volume, and isn’t as soft and hydrated as it once was. Today’s lip fillers — Juvéderm and Restylane, in particular — are smooth, injectable gels that replenish hyaluronic acid exactly where you need it.
The power of hyaluronic acid for natural lip volume
When your specialist at Ego injects Juvéderm or Restylane into your lips and the area around them, the hyaluronic acid helps restore moisture and volume. These fillers also help smooth out vertical lip lines and the laugh lines around your mouth.
The hyaluronic acid in these dermal fillers is similar to the substance your body makes naturally. That means your lips look natural, too. We customize your treatment based on your desired look.
The Juvéderm solution for natural lips
The Juvéderm family of dermal fillers offers two different options for smoother, hydrated, younger-looking lips. Juvéderm Volbella XC softens the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to a year.
When more volume and an enhanced lip shape are what you’re after, Juvéderm Ultra XC adds natural-looking volume to your lips, for up to a year. It can also smooth the smile lines around your nose and mouth if that’s a concern.
A comfortable, easy treatment
Juvéderm contains a numbing agent (lidocaine) that reduces discomfort during your injections. Your aesthetic specialist uses a tiny needle to inject the dermal fillers in and around your lips in a matter of minutes.
Did you realize that restoring lip volume was that easy? You don’t have to live with thinning lips or use makeup to make them look fuller every day. Dermal lip fillers can help. Schedule an appointment at Ego medical spa by calling 209-226-4332, or use our online scheduling tool.