Get Your Lips Ready for the Mistletoe
- Posted on: Dec 15 2019
This time of year, as the snow starts to make Utah a winter wonderland and we all look forward to the holidays, there will be plenty of options for festive kisses. Are your lips ready?
We all know our lips lose volume due to declining collagen production as we age. That makes them thinner and flatter. Come on. That’s no way to hang out under the mistletoe!
Fortunately you can come to Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria and we can pump up the volume in your lips with two Juvéderm® offerings: Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC. Now you’ll have eminently kissable lips, ready for whatever the holidays throw at you.
What are some lip features that can be changed?
At Spa Vitoria, our goal with lip augmentation is unique to each patient. You may want to erase some vertical lip lines. Or you may want to make your lips more symmetrical. Or maybe you simply want plumper, more kissable lips!
These are some specific areas we consider with lip augmentation:
- Cupid’s bow— This is the name of the area in the middle of your upper lip. This is thought to be the focus of the lips, and we add definition.
- Center fullness— Signature lip beauty means they are fuller in the center, tapering off at the corners.
- Profile projection— When viewed from the side, your upper lip should project slightly above your lower lip.
- Side-to-side symmetry— Augmentation can balance asymmetrical lips.
What fillers are used for lip augmentation?
At Spa Vitoria we use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers for lip augmentation, specifically the two Juvéderm® lip fillers. We like hyaluronic acid because it is a naturally occurring substance in the human body whose job is to firm and plump the skin. It does so by combining with water molecules at the injection sites. These fillers are easy to work with and results can be finely tuned.
Juvéderm® is a large family of dermal fillers; two are used for lip augmentation, Ultra XC and Volbella XC.
- Juvéderm®Ultra XC
Juvéderm® Ultra XC is intended to visibly plump the lips. Ultra can add definition to the borders and fill volume throughout.
- Juvéderm®Volbella XC
Volbella XC was added in 2016 as a subtler alternative to Ultra. While Ultra provides significant volume to the lips, Volbella is formulated to add subtle volume and to smooth lip lines. Volbella creates natural looking results that aren’t as dramatic.
Getting the lips you’ve always dreamed of only takes a few minutes at Saltz Plastic Surgery/Spa Vitoria. That way you’ll be ready for any kissing or just showing off lips that everyone else can be jealous of during all of your holiday events. Call us at our Salt Lake City office, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City office (435) 655-6612, to schedule your Ultra or Volbella session.