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Get Kissable Lips by Spring Break

GET KISSABLE LIPS IN TIME FOR SPRING BREAK

When you look in the mirror, do you see a couple of pink-ish, thin, lifeless lines when you smile? Or do you see pillowy, luscious, well-defined lips? Because most of us weren’t blessed with Angelina-worthy smackers, chances are you might be in the first camp. Take heart – you can the lips you’ve always dreamed of, and just in time for spring break!
 
Allow me to introduce to you your new best friend, Juvederm. This product is a natural-based, cosmetic dermal filler that is most commonly used for lip augmentation. Juvederm plumps and creates volume, provides giving you that va-va-voom, glamourous smile you’ve always wanted. Luscious lips with more definition? Yes, please!
 
Now meet Volbella, a similar filler that’s somewhat newer and even thinner than Juvederm. It was created to treat the lips and lines around the mouth, and it gently restores the natural looking lip volume. Volbella also smooths the fine “barcode” lines around the lips and enhances the “cupid’s bow” of the upper lip.
 
Show me the science – hyaluronic acid

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. Both fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin that provides moisture, plumpness and firmness. Since your body produces less hyaluronic acid over time, these fillers give volume back in the very natural looking ways. Hyaluronic acid’s main super-power is that it attracts water to the surface of the skin, thus keeping it fresh, plump and supple. Some research also shows that repeated injections may help stimulate your own production of the skin-firming protein collagen. There’s reason enough to get one of these fillers!

Why do our lips lose their volume?

With age, the level of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases due to exposure to pesky free radicals. It’s been proven that women over 50 have half the hyaluronic acid they had when they were young. Hyaluronic acid binds to water like a sponge absorbs water and is responsible for retaining moisture in the skin. This is what enables it to fill the spaces between the collagen and elastin fibers in our skin, making it look and feel more plump and youthful. Hyaluronic acid is powerful any way you look at it, but when it’s injected and used as a filler, it can restore volume to the lips (and add structure to the face) at a much faster rate than when its used inside a cream. Because of this, the demand for these types of fillers has increased, leading to the development of new ones with a variety of capabilities to treat different areas of concern on the face. 
 
How long do the treatments last?

Juvederm lasts between six to twelve months, while Volbella lasts between one year to 18 months, thus earning Volbella the title-role of the longest-lasting lip filler on the market.

In general, most patients return for maintenance before the product completely disappears in order to optimize the overall contour and look. Both fillers require a maintenance of one to four times a year, depending on patients’ preferences. “What happens if I don’t return for another treatment?,” you may ask. If you don’t get the treatment after year’s time, your lips will return to their original state.
 
So what are you waiting for? In just a couple of hours, you can get inviting, alluring lips…just in time for spring break kisses!
 
 
 

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