Lip Enhancement for Men

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While cosmetic treatments are very popular with women, more and more men are interested in cosmetic enhancement as well. One of the newer treatments available is Volbella.

What is Volbella?

Volbella is a hyaluronic acid filler in the Juvederm family designed for subtle enhancement of the lips and areas around the lips. Volbella can provide subtle volume or address fine lines on or around the lips. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin that binds 1,000 times its weight in water. This draws water into the area where it is injected to restore lost volume and fill in lines and wrinkles. Similar to Voluma and Vollure (the newest filler available in the Juvederm family) Volbella uses Vycross technology. This allows the product to last longer and most people enjoy the results of their Volbella treatment for a full year.

What happens to the lips as we age?

As we age there are structural changes in the bones above and below the lips. There is also volume loss in the lips themselves. This leads to the appearance of smaller lips, loss of the pout, and fine lines. Volbella is used to reverse these changes to provide a natural, yet youthful appearance to the lips.

Why do men need Volbella?

These changes occur in both men and women. Sometimes one lip is smaller than the other lip. In these cases, Volbella can be used to restore the balance. In the photograph seen here a single syringe of Volbella was used in the upper lip only. The amount of product in one syringe on Volbella is approximately one tenth of a teaspoon. This allowed for subtle enhancement of the volume of the upper lip, restoring a natural appearance.

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Encino Physician