I have super thin lips. I'm researching which filler is the best for plumping them up. Thinking of Voluma...thoughts?
Is Voluma appropriate for lip-plumping?
Doctor Answers (9)
Voluma is NOT appropriate for the lips
Voluma Indications - Great Filler
These products are malleable (soft) and we can shape them like clay, they now have a 2 years FDA approved longevity, and are reversible should you not like the results. This product has already changed our approach to the aging face.
We have used Voluma in other parts of the face with great success as well. I have not yet used Voluma in the "red lip", but we have used it in the cheek folds, lip folds, brow area with fantastic results.
Is Voluma appropriate for lip plumping
No. Voluma is FDA approved for the mid-face. While it's a hyaluronic acid filler, the actual particle size is large, so it needs to be injected into deeper tissue. Additionally, putting it into the lips would make them HUGE and not appropriate sized at all. Voluma should not be put into the lips. You should seek a well-qualified injector and most likely get Restylane or Perlane. You want a subtle, natural look. You don't want to look like a cartoon character.
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