Juvederm Volift, best option for lifting mouth corners?
My twin sister's doctor recommended a dermal filler named Juvederm Volift for her drooping mouth corners, and since we have the same problem, it got me thinking. I've never considered plastic surgery an option, but seeing my sister as enthusiastic as she is, I can't help but be curious about it. Is this the way doctors correct mouth corners?
Many people develop drooping mouth corners as they age and the soft tissue that surrounds the mouth starts to sag. A droopy mouth may also be caused by overuse of the depressor anguli oris (DAO), a set of jaw muscles that control the corners of your mouth when you frown. Over time, this can cause the corners of the mouth to take on a downturned appearance.
In both scenarios, your surgeon will probably recommend using a facial filler and/or a small amount of Botox to turn the corners of your mouth upward and give your lips a more natural look. Juvederm Volift (rebranded as Juvederm Vollure in the United States) was only granted FDA approval in March 2017, but it has been used extensively in Europe and proven to deliver fantastic results. One of the new generation of hyaluronic acid fillers, Volift uses special cross-linking technology, which means it lasts longer than Juvederm XC and similar fillers.
Many people have experienced great results from using Juvederm Volift, but whether it’s right for you will depend on your specific circumstances. For instance, if you have marionette lines running from your mouth to jawline, Volift probably isn’t the right course of treatment for you. You would need too much filler to remove the lines and it would make your face look unnaturally full. In this situation, your surgeon might recommend cosmetic surgery instead, a facelift would definitely provide better results, although it’s a more involved, and costly, alternative. However, if your droopy mouth is linked with the DAO, your surgeon may advise using Botox injections to weaken the associated facial muscles.
Without seeing you in person, I’m not in a position to propose any specific treatments. I recommend seeking the medical advice of a board-certified plastic surgeon who will be able to assess your situation in person and suggest the most appropriate treatment options based on your unique needs.
Yes, Juvederm Volift is a great new treatment option and an excellent facial filler. It’s an ultra-smooth gel that delivers natural looking, long-lasting results. Because Volift is so easy to work with, it's a versatile treatment option that gives us a lot of options.
We use Juvederm Volift to improve the contour of the lips, particularly if they start to droop or take on a "sad” look. Our technique is to inject the fillers into the melomental folds just below the edges of the mouth. This helps to buttress the commissures, or corners of the mouth, for a very natural looking result.
To answer your question about whether Volift is the best option, that really depends on your specific case. There are other Juvederm products and many other fillers that all have their own strengths. In some cases we’ll also use a small amount of Botox on muscles pushing down on the corners of the mouth.
I encourage you to arrange a consultation with us so we can discuss the best options for your case.
Dr. Lawrence Broder has 1 Fillers, Laser Resurfacing before & after:
Juvederm Volift is an excellent product. It’s a newer-generation hyaluronic acid filler and one of the latest additions to the Juvederm range. What makes Volift very easy to work with is its extremely fine consistency, allowing us to use very fine needles and achieve a very natural look. Using fine needles results in minimal swelling, bruising and pain. Volift also has a lidocaine anesthetic painkiller mixed directly into the preparation, making treatments with it very tolerable in terms of pain.
Volift is a great choice of dermal filler for lifting mouth corners and achieving a refreshed look. Whether or not it’s the best choice depends on your specific case. Other good choices include Restylane and Radiesse. Your doctor may also recommend Juvederm Voluma or Juvederm Volbella depending on your specific situation.
To lift the corners of the mouth, we inject the filler into the areas below the corners of the mouth. This helps to raise the areas next to it. We also add a small amount to the nasolabial folds to add firmness. Because it's so fine, Volift is a very versatile product that's great for multiple sites on the lower face.
I’d like to emphasize, however, that when considering plastic surgery or injectable fillers, please only consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. There are simply too many unqualified people performing these procedures, and if something goes wrong, as will happen sometimes, you could find yourself very sorry if left in the hands of one of these unqualified injectors.
Dr. Robert Brueck has 1 Injectables before & after:
Juvederm Volift is a common dermal filler, with the origin of America.
However, the function of it is "filling a space". Therefore, for those with "not very severe drooping mouth corners" with normal skin texture (elasticity), it can be used. Sometime, if the muscle activity (master m.) is weak, it's necessary to do Botox lifting. However, if the cause of drooping is due to loose skin, lifting surgery and laser like Reaction are helpful.
Yes. These fillers are great for making fuller lips and turning the drooping corners of the mouth upwards. Volift is a new product, and there are several fillers that are good for the lip area. Restylane Silk, Volift, and Belotero are the most commonly used ones. They all are similar, but some physicians have a preference, based on their experience.