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Thin Lips Can Make You Look Older Than You Are: Learn How Juvéderm Volbella® XC Can Help

When you think about the signs of aging, you probably focus on the obvious, such as gray hair, wrinkles, and maybe a bit of drooping. But just as your skin loses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid over time — becoming thinner and losing shape and firmness — your lips do, too. When the collagen in the skin around your mouth decreases, you may develop tiny vertical wrinkles around your lips called perioral wrinkles, more commonly known as smoker’s lines.

Plump, well-formed lips are a sign of youth and vitality. Whether you were born with thin lips or you’ve noticed that they’ve started to lose shape and volume over the years, you can take years off your appearance by adding more definition and symmetry to your lips.

At Key Life Med Spa in San Antonio, Texas, our physician-supervised expert aestheticians recommend minimally invasive, injectable Juvéderm Volbella® XC for a natural-looking, nonpermanent lip augmentation. Just this one, subtle treatment can light up your entire face.

Volbella plumps your lips

Volbella has a soft, thin consistency that adds definition and just the right amount of volume to your lips. Volbella is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a moisturizing and plumping agent that your own body produces naturally. Over time, though, your HA diminishes, leaving your lips looking lackluster.

Our expert injectors add just enough Volbella to lift and firm your lips without overfilling with drastic amounts of volume. We can add structure and shape to your lips with Volbella and also correct any asymmetries.

If you do have those tiny, pesky smoker’s wrinkles (which can develop from pursing your lips for any reason), our injectors use Volbella to erase those, too. Most women and men who come to us for a natural-looking lip augmentation with an HA filler, with or without treating perioral lines, don’t need more than one or two syringes to get the improvement they want. 

A simple, quick treatment

Nonsurgical lip augmentation takes less than an hour. While you rest comfortably in the treatment chair, your Key Life Med Spa specialist expertly injects Volbella into the areas you’d like to define and shape. Volbella contains the anesthetic lidocaine, which keeps you comfortable during the procedure. If you’re very sensitive, just let us know, and we’ll apply a numbing cream to your lips before your augmentation.

Because HA is a substance that’s natural to your body, it's highly unlikely that you’ll have any kind of allergic reaction. However, do let us know if you’re allergic to the anesthetic lidocaine.

Hours to a newer, fresher look

Your lips look soft, dewy, and fuller right after your treatment. Though you may have a little swelling because of the injections, that fades within hours to days. You won’t have to wait months to see your results or have any downtime.

Best of all, no one will realize you’ve had your lips augmented. They’ll just notice a new, indefinable radiance to your appearance, and a younger, fresher, more rested look. Your beautiful new lips can last as long as 18 months without needing a touch-up.

You can combine lip augmentation with Volbella with other aesthetic treatments, including Intense Pulsed Light (IPL),  PicoSure® lasers, and Botox®. To find out if you’re a candidate for nonsurgical lip augmentation with Volbella, call us today, or request an appointment online.

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