Whether you have thin lips or whether your lips aren’t symmetrical, it’s easy to hate a woman like Angelina Jolie with her cursed beautiful, plump, defined lips. The rest of us just get to look at our shapeless, unremarkable lips every morning in the mirror.
But you can change your lips with a little help from Juvéderm®. Juvéderm® offers two formulations to plump and define your lips, and we provide both of them for our patients at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria.
Why are my lips thinning?
People don’t think of their lips when considering signs of aging. We look at wrinkles, creases, and sunken cheeks. These are the result of two processes. First, every year after we have our 20th birthday, our body produces one additional percentage point less collagen. That means by the time you’re 50, your body is producing a third less collagen. That matters because collagen provides the underlying support structure for our skin. Plus, our skin thins with the passing years. With less collagen and thinner skin, our skin sags and loses volume, and it develops creases and lines.
The lips don’t escape. They thin with the same collagen loss. Plus, they show vertical lip lines and other effects resulting from volume loss.
Juvéderm® to the rescue
The entire line of Juvéderm® dermal fillers focuses on replacing volume. Each filler, such as Juvéderm® Volluma and Juvéderm® Volbella, targets a specific areas. For the lips, Juvéderm® has Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC — Ultra XC is intended to add visible fullness and plumping to the lips. It can change thin lips into round, shapely lips, or it can return volume to lips that have thinned. Ultra was the first dermal filler approved for use specifically to plump the lips.
- Juvéderm® Volbella XC — A couple years ago, Juvéderm® added another option for adding volume to the lips, Volbella XC. Volbella, however, doesn’t add showy volume. It seeks to add subtle volume to the lips, adding shape and definition. It also fills vertical lip lines effectively.
With these two Juvéderm® options for your lips, you don’t have to be envious of Angelina Jolie’s lips any longer. Give us a call at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria, (801) 274-9500 in Salt Lake City or (435) 655-6612 in Park City, to make your appointment to get the lips you’ve always wanted.