When most people think about the way the aging process takes a toll on their appearance, they do not always think about how it affects their lips. They may think about the crow’s feet around their eyes, sunken cheeks or jowls hanging at their jaw. However, the aging process affects your lips in the same way that it affects other facial features. As you get older, the fullness of your lips gradually disappears. The lips may even develop wrinkles. Thankfully, this can be addressed with Juvederm Voluma™.
Juvederm Voluma™ is an injectable gel that adds volume to many areas of the face, including the lips. Since it is made from hyaluronic acid, it assists the skin by holding onto water and keeping the lips hydrated. Another benefit of hyaluronic acid is the fact that it combines with elastin and collagen, helping to maintain this new structure of the lips.
What Can I Expect?
The first thing that you should know about Juvederm Voluma™ is that it may take a couple of injections in order for you to get the best results. You will likely be in our office for about 20 minutes, depending on how many injections are needed. We use a topical numbing cream to provide you with the maximum comfort during your treatment. The very first step is cleaning the lips before applying a numbing cream.
After the injections have been given, you can get right back to all your normal activities. If you want to get back to work, just apply a little lipstick and no one will know you received injections.
Treatment with Juvederm Voluma™ is quick and comfortable. In addition to the numbing cream applied beforehand, the product itself contains a small amount of a numbing agent in order to help you feel even more comfortable during the process.
One of the best things about using Juvederm Voluma™ is that it will let you see instant results. This treatment also allows you to enjoy results that can last all the way up to two years. By that time, your body will naturally metabolize the product, and you can safely come back for a touch-up treatment.
It is natural for us to get wrinkles and deal with the other effects of aging. However, we do not have to just accept this fact. Juvederm Voluma™ is a great way for you to add volume and definition to aging lips. We can help you learn more about the benefits of this popular injectable at Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, located in both Marietta and Atlanta. Contact us today to find out if Juvederm Voluma™ is right for you!