In today’s day and age, getting an injection or two to your face has become a normal thing thanks to celebrities like Kylie Jenner and The Kardashians. I had the chance to sit down with Danielle from BOTOX Labb again to talk about the latest in facial augmentations, fillers. Last time I spoke to Danielle, we spoke about Botox and if it’s the right choice for you and your quest to never having a wrinkle, but fillers are used as more of a cosmetic enhancement then a correction. Read our interview below! xx
T: Hey Danielle, so great to see you again. So tell me, what is a filler exactly and what does it do?
D: Dermal filler is an injectable soft gel that acts as a volumizer, providing a subtle smoothing, plumping, volumizing effect as well as lifting areas of moderate to deeper folds or volume loss, such as smile lines, marionette lines, down turning smiles (oral commissures), lips and cheeks.
Simply put, fillers fill. They add volume where volume needs to be added. Volume is super important as we age because we tend to lose it in our face resulting in a hollow, drawn and droopy look. By using dermal filler injectables you can really build the face back up to look youthful and plumped. Aside from age prevention, fillers are amazing for those who do not have the features that they want. We can create those features for them. Whether it is a full, plump lip or high contoured cheekbones. We can add volume to various areas of the face to fix almost any superficial imperfection.
T: So fillers are used to get those model cheeks and Kylie lips?
D: Yup! Filler, such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, is used to enhance and plump lips for those who want a little extra. I do warn my clients though to start slow and work their way up to more volume to make sure the achieve the look that’s right for them. Fillers can also be used for cheek augmentation or “waterproof contouring”.
The main objective of cheek contouring is to provide definition to your cheek bones to enhance and pronounce your natural features. In addition, to giving you the toned- definition you have always wanted, this procedure can have a drastic effect on reducing sagging skin on your lower face. Both younger patients looking for more definition and patients looking to reduce lower face skin folds can hugely benefit from this procedure.
T: I’ve heard you mention Volbella as a new filler, is that good for lips as well?
D: Volbella is the newest dermal filler from the Juvederm family by Allergan. This is by far my favorite product to inject. What makes this product so incredible is how thin the molecule is and how smooth and soft the gel is. It glides right into the finest of lines and creates the most amazing contour on the most delicate of edges. For example, on the cupids bow of the top lip, you want a product that can create a very precise definition and contour. That being said, this is not the product for volume or plumping. Ideally, patients looking to add volume to their lips would start with a syringe of Juvederm Ultra Plus to build the base. Then we would finish it off with the fine-tuning and enhancement of subtle details with Volbella. We have quickly started referring to Volbella as “The Finisher”. We are one of the first offices in Miami and the US to offer this product and it is quickly becoming one of our most popular products.