Enhance your Lips with Juvederm Volbella

Full, plump lips are in high demand thanks to celebrities such as the Kardashians, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Lisa Rinna, and more. And with advances in fillers today, there are many options to achieve an enhanced pout. However, only a handful of fillers are specifically formulated to be used in and around the lips, including Juvederm Volbella.

Benefits of Juvederm Volbella

Juvederm Volbella is the first and only Juvederm product formulated specifically to augment the lips and soften lip lines in individuals 21 years and older. Made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), its formula is thinner than others, so it can effectively treat delicate areas such as the lips. It also has a lower HA concentration than other fillers, meaning that less water is attracted to the treatment area, increasing placement control and decreasing swelling and bruising.

Volbella is created using VYCROSS technology, which involves long and short chains of HA, resulting in more lift and longevity than other fillers. In fact, Volbella lasts about twice as long as other products: 12 months compared to 6 months. Volbella is also softer than other products to produce a more natural feel. It also holds its shape to help better define the cupids bow and vermillion border for a pout that pops!

This filler is the longest-lasting dermal filler on the market, and can provide noticeable benefits for a boost in confidence. Because it is made with HA, it is also well tolerated by the body, meaning that treatments can be safely repeated at regular intervals for extended benefits!

If you are interested in learning more about Volbella, contact our Birmingham or Ann Arbor office today. Dr. Boyd and his skilled team will work with you to create a treatment plan just for you!

Smooth and Tighten your Skin with Ultherapy

Are you starting to notice sagging skin on your neck, chin, décolleté or brow? This lax skin may have you feeling like you must spend your money on expensive lotions or creams, or maybe you feel that the only answer is invasive surgery. Instead, you may be able to benefit from Ultherapy!

FDA-cleared Ultherapy is a nonsurgical treatment that harnesses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin from within for natural-looking results. Ultrasound has safely been used for more than 50 years to effectively perform many medical procedures, and with our skilled team at BOYD, you can be sure you are in good hands.

What is Treatment Like?

During treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and an ultrasound gel will be placed on the treatment areas. The special treatment applicator will be used to provide ultrasound imaging to deliver focused energy beneath the skin’s surface. During treatment, you may be able to feel a small amount of energy being delivered into the skin, but most patients tolerate this well. Following treatment, your skin may appear a bit flushed, but don’t worry- this is normal and will disappear within a couple of hours.

Benefits of Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a great alternative to surgical procedures for those with mild to moderate skin laxity. This cutting-edge procedure boasts many benefits, including:

No Needles: No needles, stitches, or incisions are used during treatment! Unlike other treatment such as lasers, radiofrequency, and surgery, Ultherapy passes through the surface of the skin to deliver controlled ultrasound energy deep within the skin. The energy stimulates collagen production in the skin, triggering cell regeneration.

No Downtime: Ultherapy does not require any physical downtime after treatment, so patients can feel free to resume their everyday activities right away. Some patients may notice some results right after treatment, but more dramatic results will appear over the course of 2-3 months.

If you are interested in learning more about Ultherapy, contact our Birmingham office today! Dr. Boyd and his skilled team will work with you to create a treatment plan just for you!