Get More Youthful Lips Without Looking Obvious

Finally, New Dermal Fillers Create Long-Lasting, Subtle Enhancements

Lips symbolize sensuality and sexuality. They play a vital part in verbal and nonverbal communication. We smile, pout, take in food, whistle, and of course, kiss with our lips.

The most common, regularly carried beauty-related item is lipstick or lip gloss. It makes lips look their best—full, sensual and youthful.

As people age, collagen — the body’s substance that makes lips plump — lessens. Sun exposure over time contributes to the breakdown of collagen in the lips and skin as well. Genetics or years of side sleeping also can create laugh lines (nasolabial folds) around the mouth for those with leaner lips. This loss, or breaking-down, of collagen results in thinner lips and vertical lines around the mouth.

Juvéderm Volbella® for that ‘je ne se quoi’ look.

Finally, there’s a way to minimize the look of aged lips with natural looking results that last up to a year.

Volbella®, a new dermal filler from Juvéderm® has been in use in Europe since 2011 and available in the United States since June of 2016. It’s the best non-surgical way to achieve a subtle, younger looking mouth.

It’s a simple treatment. A trained medical professional injects Volbella® gel gently into the lips and facial tissue surrounding the lips. A numbing cream is often used to minimize discomfort. Although there’s no downtime, some patients experience optimal results with a small touch-up treatment after one month.

The Juvéderm® collection of fillers are made for different needs. Each product adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. The FDA recently approved Juvéderm Vollure XC™, a longer-lasting dermal filler with results lasting up to 18 months. Juvéderm Vollure™ XC adds volume and smooths parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It was approved for use in Europe in 2013.

As with any medical treatment, there are contraindications and side effects. To ensure you are safely treated and achieve a subtle look, choose a reputable clinic with an experienced doctor and nurse onsite.

Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center is the premier center for laser skin treatments and Mohs surgery in the St. Louis area. Its services also include wrinkle relaxation treatments with Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, a variety of dermal fillers, Kybella® as well as laser treatments for hair and tattoo removal. Visit www.LaserSurgeryUSA.com or call 314.878.3839 to learn more or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Mary McKaig, R.N. B.S.N.

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