Our lips are among the first places to show the signs of aging. Loss of volume and definition along with vertical lines that form around the mouth can add years to a person’s appearance and is a very common concern among Dr. Schrader’s patients. Fortunately, Volbella, the newest FDA-approved cosmetic filler, is now available to enhance the fullness of your lips and reduce perioral lines with subtle, natural-looking results with very small amounts of injections. Dr. Schrader utilizes the Volbella injectable gel to soften and fill vertical lines around the mouth, define the lip border, and increase the volume and fullness of the lips, taking care to produce an aesthetically pleasing and natural result.
- How does Volbella work?
- Could Volbella be right for you?
- What’s unique about Volbella?
- What areas are treated with Volbella?
- Do Volbella injections hurt?
- Can I expect bruising or swelling after getting Volabella?
- Is there any downtime after Volbella treatment?
- What are the expected results of Volbella treatment?
- Are there any side effects after Volbella treatment?
- How soon before an event can I be treated with Volbella?
- How Long Does Volbella Last?
- Frequently Asked Questions about Volbella
Volbella is the newest product in the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance that helps retain hydration and volume in the skin. Juvederm facial fillers, including Volbella, are made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid. Volbella is designed specifically for lip augmentation and correction of lines around the mouth. Its smaller hyaluronic acid particle size allows for the treatment of fine lines without causing a too-full look in delicate areas. This is the perfect product to subtly enhance the lips and fill in fine lines around the mouth with no worry that your lips will look puffy.
How does Volbella work?
Volbella is formulated as a gel, containing hyaluronic acid which will add volume in the area it is injected. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance naturally produced in the body, and its most important feature is its ability to attract and retain hydration. As we age our skin cannot retain moisture, as the production of our own HA slows. Skin becomes dry and wrinkles become more noticeable. Hyaluronic acid is used in injectable filler to supplement and augment areas of the face that have lost volume. Its immediate effect is to plump facial areas and revitalize the skin’s outer layer for a smooth, soft appearance.
Could Volbella be right for you?
If you are considering Volbella as a lip filler or to reduce fine lines in your lip and mouth area, it’s important to understand if you are a good candidate or not. Several factors determine whether the procedure is a suitable solution for your needs. Your age, desired results, general health, and any allergies are crucial considerations that can affect the outcome of the treatment.
Volbella is safe and effective for most people who want to enhance the fullness of their lips and reduce fine lines around the mouth. Suitable candidates must be above 21 years old and not have any severe health concerns or allergies that could cause complications. You should discuss your health records with a licensed practitioner during a private consultation to determine any potential issues that may arise from the procedure.
What’s unique about Volbella?
FDA-approved Juvederm Volbella is an injectable treatment just like its siblings, but it’s designed to be administered into your lips. Aside from other nonsurgical facial treatments that attempt to make the lips much fuller, Volbella is great for patients who don’t desire such a drastic result. Your lips will look better than ever before, and no one will know you got an injection.
Volbella has unique characteristics that set it apart from other injectable fillers. It has an ultra-smooth feel that provides a natural finish that integrates with your lip tissues seamlessly. It uses Vycross technology that blends high and low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid fillers to create a smoother and longer-lasting effect. Moreover, Volbella’s unique formulation ensures that the procedure causes minimal swelling or inflammation with minimal recovery time.
What areas are treated with Volbella?
Dr. Schrader uses Volbella to add fullness to thinning lips and to fill ‘smoker’s lines’ the little wrinkles radiating outwards from the mouth. It can be used to restore definitions or to correct asymmetries.
Do Volbella injections hurt?
Prior to injecting, Dr. Schrader will apply a numbing cream to the area. Volbella contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic that lessens the pain at the injection site. Cool compresses can be applied at the end of the injection to minimize discomfort and bruising.
Can I expect bruising or swelling after getting Volabella?
Dr. Schrader draws on her extensive experience with injections as well as her clinical knowledge of facial anatomy to minimize bruising and swelling. Some degree of bruising and/or swelling is expected with most injectables, depending on the patient’s skin type and propensity to bruise. All minor reactions will resolve on their own. If there are ever any adverse responses to Volbella, they can be reversed with an agent called hyaluronidase.
Is there any downtime after Volbella treatment?
You can resume your daily activities after the procedure, although it is not recommended that you engage in strenuous activity, or bending down. Many of Dr. Schrader’s patients return to work following this procedure.
What are the expected results of Volbella treatment?
While there may be some immediate results after your Volbella treatment, the full effects of the filler may take up to two weeks to settle. Most patients experience little to no downtime and can resume their normal activities immediately following the injections. The results of Volbella are known for their natural-looking and feel, with lasting effects of up to a year. However, it is important to note that continuing Volbella sessions are necessary to maintain the results. Your medical provider may recommend follow-up appointments to ensure that your lips are looking their best.
By following proper instructions and maintaining regular treatment sessions, you can keep your lips looking smooth, fuller, and youthful.
Are there any side effects after Volbella treatment?
You may experience minor irritation, swelling, or mild itchiness at the injection sites, which should resolve in a couple of days. You should not rub or massage the area after Volbella injections, as you need to allow the filler to settle.
How soon before an event can I be treated with Volbella?
Dr. Schrader advises that if you have an upcoming event, make sure to schedule your treatment at least a week beforehand to give any bruising, swelling, or side effects time to settle before you have to look your best.
How Long Does Volbella Last?
Juvéderm Volbella can last up to a year, but it depends on the patient as everyone is unique. It can also depend on your skincare; your age and your nutrition as well as your overall health.