Never satisfied to simply fill millions of wrinkles and sunken cheek areas the world over, Juvederm has added to the family. Kind of like Kate Middleton and Prince William! Juvederm Volbella was added in the summer of last year specifically for the lips. This new dermal filler adds subtle volume and erases vertical lip lines.
Juvederm Volbella is now part of Dr. Kronberg’s offerings at her practice.
Why Does Everything Lose Volume?
People wonder why the human body begins to sag all over the place with age. The problem can be traced relatively directly to collagen. Collagen is a protein in the body responsible for keeping the skin firm and supported. It builds a framework under the skin to do just that.
But as we age, our production of collagen drops — one additional percentage point every year after we have our 20th birthday! Add up those numbers, and by our 50th birthday, we have 30 percent less collagen. This allows the skin to sag and sinks and lose volume. It happens everywhere: the cheeks, the areas around the mouth, even our lips.
Juvederm to the Rescue
That’s why the original Juvederm was created — to replace lost volume that allows the formation of nasolabial folds and parentheses lines around the nose and mouth area. Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that hydrates and plumps the skin. When Juvederm is injected beneath a nasolabial fold, it fills in the area, pushing the crease back up.
After Juvederm came Voluma for the cheeks, Juvederm Ultra to add visible volume to the lips, and now Volbella.
Initially, Ultra was Juvederm’s answer for adding volume to the lips. Its goal was twofold. First, if a person’s lips had lost volume, Ultra would return the volume. Or, if the person never was satisfied with her lips, Ultra could add volume to the lips.
Volbella is More Subtle
But some people felt that the results gained with Juvederm Ultra were too showy, too visible. Juvederm developed Volbella to also add volume and shape to the lips but to do so in a more subtle way. Plus, Volbella smoothes the irritating vertical lip lines that form with age.