While I have always been happy with my lips (both size and shape), I always jump at a chance to try new beauty treatment. What can I say? I’m a beauty junkie! The latest beauty treatment to grab my attention was Vobella, the recently FDA approved filler for lip augmentation and treatment of Perioral lines.
Vobella has been compared to other popular hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm Voluma. However, Juvederm Vobella has a slightly lower hydrophilic concentration in comparison to Restylane and Juvederm Voluma, and thus absorbs slightly less water from surrounding tissue after the injections. This also means that this new treatment causes less swelling than previous versions of Juvederm. In addition to that, treatment times are reduced from 45-60 to 35 minutes.
After a consultation with celebrity dermatologist Dr. Marina Peredo of Skinfluence, we agreed that my upper lip wasn’t as full or even as my bottom and Vobella would give me a natural looking pout without the “duck lip” effect. Between the 20 or so minutes of icing and a few non-painful needle pokes in both the upper and lower lips, I left with minimal swelling and only a slight tingling feeling. And, after 3 days the swelling was completely gone and my lips looked noticeably luscious but not over-the-top. Fingers crossed it lasts the promised 1 year (yes, one whole year)!