For centuries, humans have coveted full, voluptuous lips, which lend an air of vitality and sensuality to your appearance. If you’ve inherited lips that don’t quite meet this standard or age has caused your lips to thin, we can make up the difference with industry-leading Juvéderm® fillers.
At Advanced Aesthetics Lopez Plastic Surgery, Dr. Manuel A. Lopez oversees a team of cosmetic injectors that take cosmetic injectables to a new level. Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles or restore volume, we can make a dramatic difference in your appearance without the need for surgery.
And when it comes to addressing your lips, we’ve chosen a line of fillers that delivers both immediate and longer-term results.
Behind those thin lips
Before we discuss our fillers, let’s first take a closer look at the problem. One of the primary reasons our clients come to us for lip fillers is aging. In your 20s, your skin enjoyed the full support of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for elasticity and tone in your skin.
Unfortunately, after the age of 20, your skin begins to lose collagen, and this reduction begins to make itself clearly apparent when you hit your 40s, 50s, and beyond. Not only can your lips become thinner, but they may also begin to lose their shape, especially the V-shape at the center of your top lip. Making matters worse still, vertical lines can form around your lips, which can have a significant aging effect.
Outside of age, the other main factor causing thin lips is simply heredity. Just as you inherit body shape and eye color, you can also inherit thin lips if that trait runs in your family.
Whatever the driving forces behind your thin lips, the good news is that there’s an easy solution with fillers.
At our practice, we pride ourselves on offering the best products available, which includes the Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers. As part of this extensive line, which tackles everything from nasolabial folds to marionette lines, Juvéderm features a filler made especially for lips called Juvéderm Volbella XC.
Volbella XC contains hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that’s found naturally in your body, largely in your joints. With Volbella, we inject the clear filler into your lips to add subtle volume and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Volbella also contains lidocaine, which improves your comfort during your injections.
One of the biggest advantages of Juvéderm’s Volbella is that your results are immediate. Once we inject the filler into strategic locations around your lips, you’re free to get back to your day with plumper lips.
And these results can last up to a year, at which point you simply return for another round of injections to maintain your great results.
If you want fuller, more voluptuous lips in just minutes, contact one of our five beautiful locations in Alamo Heights, Boerne, New Braunfels, San Antonio, or Spring Branch, to set up an appointment.