A New Lip Filler Is Coming To Town!
Over the last two years in my practice, the number of women requesting lip augmentation with fillers have increased exponentially. Many factors contribute to this increased demand. First, the popularity of models and celebrities on social media flaunting their lips, clothes, hair, and makeup drive consumer interest to achieve a higher level of beauty. Kylie Jenner’s lip transformation over the years sparked what I now call the Lip Revolution. It has made young women realize that they can enhance their beauty and embrace it. Since the Lip Revolution, practically every young female patient I have shows me pictures of popular Instagram models and demand lips like theirs.
As more and more people are inundated with pictures of augmented sexy pouts, it becomes more of the “norm” and more readily accepted in our pop culture. When I started injected more than a decade ago, most people kept their Botox and filler injections a secret from family and friends. It was something they were embarrassed to talk about. Nowadays, it’s so widely common and accepted that people love to share and talk about their injections.
Currently, Juvederm, Restylane, or Belotero are our only options for lip augmentation. These fillers last approximately 6 months. Because of the short duration, many patients have expressed a desire to have something more long lasting in the lips. I am excited to announce that a new filler is finally on the horizon for us! Recently, the FDA granted approval to Allergan for Volbella. Volbella is a new lip filler that lasts up to a year, looks natural, and feels soft! The release date of Volbella is still unknown. From the chatter that I am hearing, Allergan is gearing up for its release, which may be end of this year or next. Volbella is going to be a true game changer for lip augmentation. I can’t wait to try Volbella out!