Add Definition and Drama to Your Lips
The human mouth is the ultimate multi-tasker. It processes language, emotion, and even food intake with ease. But as we get older, the lips may lose their luster. Skin becomes wrinkled as gaps emerge beneath the surface.
If you want to kiss away the signs of aging, consider a Juvederm Volbella treatment from Dr. Daniel Brown. With convenient locations in Del Mar, Coronado, and La Jolla, Dr. Brown serves greater San Diego with pride. Contact our offices at your earliest convenience to experience the benefits of Juvederm Volbella for yourself.
We also offer virtual consultations to provide the best aesthetic options, no matter where you happen to log on.
- 1 What Is Juvederm Volbella?
- 2 Lip Enhancement Benefits
- 3 Eligible Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation in San Diego
- 5 Preparation and Procedure
- 6 Rapid Recovery
- 7 Amazing Results
- 8 Complementary and Alternative Procedures
- 9 Full Lips, Full Heart
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
What Is Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is a dermal filler that is specially designed to plump the area around the lips. Fillers do exactly what their name suggests: they fill the empty pockets resulting from age. As our skin gets older, it produces less and less elastin and collagen. These are the building blocks of healthy skin, so their depletion leads to unsightly gaps. Think of it like a balloon with no air; the surface looks puckered because it is not supported from within.
By adding volume to the substructures of the skin, Juvederm smooths wrinkles and fine lines on the skin.
Juvederm Volbella specifically targets sagging skin along the mouth region. The active ingredient in the Juvederm family of products is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is naturally occurring within the body and it cradles moisture in the skin. In other words: hyaluronic acid does not just help contour the lips, but it also heals them from within.
Lip Enhancement Benefits
In addition to the many benefits of a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler, Juvederm Volbella increases the body’s own levels of elastin and collagen. The injection of Juvederm to the lips creates a chain reaction of skin maintenance and regeneration. As collagen and elastin form a scaffolding of support under the surface, your lips will enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of Volbella treatment for up to a full year!
Benefits of Juvederm Volbella
- Long lasting
- FDA approved
- Promotes collagen production
- Moisturizes skin
- Contours lips
- Smooths wrinkles
- Eliminates fine lines
- Plumps your look
If you have creases and wrinkles along the contours of your lower face, then Juvederm Volbella may be the perfect solution for you. Ideal candidates are adult men and women who are in good health and who have realistic expectations. Some patients with severe allergies to certain gram-positive proteins may not be good candidates to receive the Juvederm formula. To determine your eligibility for Volbella injections, please contact our offices online or call (619) 461-1500.
Private Consultation in San Diego
Lips are as unique as fingerprints. No two are alike, but they all deserve expert attention. Dr. Brown can assess your facial care needs during your individual consultation. During your visit, you will be encouraged to share your medical history as well as your future goals. Feel free to show us pictures of your younger self so we can get a baseline for the appearance you are looking to recapture.
Ask us as many questions as you may have. After all, communication is essential to cosmetic improvement.
In the spirit of communication, we update our blog regularly. Dr. Brown appreciates the opportunity to connect with his community online in the form of inspirational posts and informative articles. He also looks forward to meeting you in person at your one-on-one consultation. If you are unable to visit one of our three San Diego area clinics, we also provide virtual consultations. Regardless of your location, we are eager to make a connection.
Preparation and Procedure
During your consultation, Dr. Brown and his team will provide instructions on how to prepare for your Juvederm treatment. Every patient is unique, so your directions will be tailored to your anatomy and medical history. You may be advised to stop smoking or taking certain medications to promote optimal circulation.
Since Juvederm Volbella treatment is a minimally invasive procedure, you may be ready for your injections immediately following your consultation. The Volbella serum contains a small amount of lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic. For this reason, you will not require additional sedation.
Dr. Brown will target the gaps beneath your skin with strategic injections of Juvederm Volbella. The serum will round out the contours that give lips their youthful pout. These contours are your own; Dr. Brown will celebrate your natural appearance while turning back the hands of time.
In the hours immediately following Juvederm Volbella treatment, you may experience slight tenderness at the injection site(s). Please avoid strenuous activity for 1-2 days, and stay away from direct sunlight during this period of time.
Any minor swelling should subside within 5-7 days as your full, firm lips emerge. Ask Dr. Brown if you should use ice packs and any additional numbing agents to facilitate the healing process.
Beauty is subjective. In an attempt to quantify aesthetic improvement in the skin surrounding the mouth, doctors developed a metric called the Lip Fullness Scale (LFS). According to one extensive study, a staggering 93.2% of Juvederm Volbella recipient enjoyed improved LFS three months after their treatment.
Even after 12 months, over 80% of the participants in this study reported overall satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips.
While this data is encouraging, Dr. Brown settles for nothing less than 100% satisfaction. Our numerous 5-star reviews speak for themselves, so allow us to speak back: THANK YOU! We are humbled by our patients’ kind words and we strive to continue providing world-class service to our San Diego friends and neighbors.
Complementary and Alternative Procedures
Your lips are dynamic and dashing. To fully bring their contours to life, you may want to consider Dr. Brown’s full suite of services. Some of the following procedures can be performed in conjunction with Juvederm Volbella, while others may need to wait for a future appointment.
Wrinkles on the face occur for several reasons. As outlined above, gaps in the skin create fine lines, which can be plumped with dermal fillers. Another root cause of facial creases is repetitive muscular contractions. Every time you wink, smile, or raise your eyebrows, those gestures pull at the delicate skin along your face. Over time, these motions create wrinkles, but Botox Cosmetic can address the situation. Botox relaxes facial muscles, smoothing out the lines they may create.
If you prefer to use your own biology to solve issues with fine lines, a fat transfer may be the optimal remedy. Dr. Brown can harvest healthy fat cells from various donor sites on your body, such as love handles, thighs, and belly bulges. After a gentle contour liposuction procedure, Dr. Brown will purify the fat cells to prepare them for reentry into your face. The filler material is your own, so there is no chance of infection. Once your body adapts to the re-injected fat cells, your volume will shine for all the world to see!
Fillers are a wonderful way to add definition to the underlying structures of your skin. If you struggle with loose skin, however, you may need to address the issue more directly. A facelift procedure from Dr. Brown begins with strategic incisions hidden along the hairline to conceal them from view. The doctor then removes unwanted fat along the natural contours of your profile, celebrating its youthful structure. As Dr. Brown sutures the incisions closed, he gently removes any excess skin that obstructs your strength and beauty.
For a minimally invasive alternative to the facelift, consider FaceTite, the revolutionary technique that sculpts as it slims. FaceTite’s concentrated radiofrequency waves loosen fat as they simultaneously tighten skin. Unwanted fat is then gently vacuumed from the face, leaving a toned, taut look behind.
Full Lips, Full Heart
Regardless of which approach works best for your unique facial needs, Dr. Brown can help you navigate your options. Juvederm Volbella harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid and triggers increased production of elastin and collagen. All of these elements exist within your body naturally, so Dr. Brown is merely boosting your potential.
To learn more about the benefits of Juvederm Volbella, contact our offices in Del Mar, La Jolla, or Coronado. Dr. Brown is proud to serve San Diego, and his love for giving back extends beyond borders and straight to the heart.
What does Juvederm Volbella cost in San Diego?
The exact price of your dermal filler treatment will depend on how many units you require to achieve the desired look. Dr. Brown is proud to offer various financing options to bring your vision to life. If you have questions regarding specific costs, please call (619) 461-1500 and one of our attentive staff members will be happy to help you.
How long does Juvederm last?
Due to the fact that Juvederm Volbella promotes collagen production, the compound works comprehensively with your body. The benefits of this remarkable filler may last for up to a year! To learn how your lips can benefit from the plumping, smoothing effects of this revolutionary dermal filler, contact Dr. Daniel Brown.
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- Eccleston, D. & Murphy, D. K. (2012). Juvéderm(®) Volbella™ in the perioral area: a 12-month prospective, multicenter, open-label study. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 5, 167–172. https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S35800