Valentine’s Day is at hand, known for candy hearts, romantic dinners, and—hopefully—a sweet kiss from a loved one. The flower-filled holiday puts a lot of attention on the lips, whether they’re smiling at the sentiment in a thoughtful card or puckering up for a smooch. With such a focus on the mouth, it’s no wonder people want their pout to be as perfect as it can be. Thankfully, for anyone who wishes their lips were just a little plumper, we have Volbella®. The Los Angeles-based team of dermatologists at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills recommends the dermal filler in the Juvederm® family for patients who have naturally thin lips due to genetics or whose lips were once full and soft, but have grown thin as collagen has diminished with age.
Dr. Derek Jones has a long history with Juvederm® maker Allergan, having served as the principal investigator on the FDA approval studies for Voluma®, a sister filler to Volbella®. Both are made with a proprietary process that cross-links hyaluronic acid to make a smooth gel with lasting effects, and both contain a small amount of the anesthetic lidocaine to make the injection process more comfortable.
The results from Volbella® injections are intended to be subtle, so patients can avoid that “pillow” look of an overdone mouth. These natural-looking results can last up to a year.
Volbella® is also ideal for smoothing fine lines that develop around the mouth over time, making a smile that much more appealing to anyone looking for a more youthful appearance. Kiss wrinkles and thin lips goodbye this Valentine’s day!
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.