Volbella® Lip Injection

Pucker up underneath the mistletoe this holiday with fuller, natural-looking lips. Juvederm Volbella® lip injection is an FDA approved filler that smooths vertical lip lines, increases volume, and accentuates the contour of your lips. Why stop at plumping, when you can enhance the overall natural beauty of your lips with Volbella®?

What sets Volbella® apart from other lip fillers is the unique technology that allows the product to absorb less water resulting in considerably less swelling. The outcome is a subtle, yet improved difference!

What is Volbella®?

Volbella is a recent addition to the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers. It is designed specifically for nonsurgical lip augmentation that results in soft, full, naturally beautiful lips. In line with all Juvéderm products, Volbella is composed of hyaluronic acid particles in a gel base. This product is made using Vycross technology, which is a proprietary manufacturing process from Allergan, the maker of Juvéderm fillers. Vycross technology yields precise filler products designed to address specific cosmetic concerns while maintaining the natural look and feel of the skin. 

As a lip filler, Volbella is formulated with smaller hyaluronic acid particle size, which integrates smoothly into the delicate tissue around the mouth. 

What is Volbella® used to treat?

Volbella is a lip filler, but what does that mean? This product is introduced into the body of the lip to restore fullness and volume. Volbella lip augmentation can correct the deflation that often occurs with age. Deflation can cause the skin over the lips to look wrinkled. The lines on the body of the lips can also extend into the border of surrounding skin. This is a big reason why lipstick bleeds into the area around the lips. Volbella lip augmentation can enhance the definition of the lips, plump naturally-thin lips, and reduce perioral “smokers” lines, a problem that has historically been difficult to treat.

Volbella® is right for you if…

You would like to add volume to your lips

  • You would like to soften the appearance of vertical lines on your lips
  • You desire long-lasting results

The effects of Volbella® injectable are instantaneous and will last up to 1 year. This treatment is made as pain-free as possible due to a built-in anesthetic. Patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.

What are the side effects of Volbella®?

Some degree of swelling and redness are to be expected after Volbella lip enhancement treatment. Both are typically mild and temporary. Patients usually return to normal activities right after their injections, with the exception of strenuous exercise and sun exposure. It is wise to avoid alcoholic beverages 24 hours before and 24 hours after injections, too, to minimize the risk of bruising. 

As a hyaluronic acid lip filler, Volbella is considered safe and effective. The effects of treatment can be reversed with hyaluronidase. 

How long does a Volbella® injection treatment take?

A typical lip filler appointment takes 15 to 30 minutes. We begin with a brief consultation to identify your treatment goals. You can also ask questions about your treatment, recovery, and results. If you are a good candidate for Volbella treatment, you may have injections performed during the same visit. 

Volbella lip augmentation may begin with an application of a topical or local anesthetic. Juvéderm hyaluronic acid products also contain a mild numbing agent to reduce the sensation of injections. The provider uses a very small needle to inject the smooth filler solution beneath lines that age the body of the lips. Injections may be performed along the border of the lips and into tiny lines outside of the border. The results of injections are immediately visible so there is little risk of overfilling. The provider may also gently massage the area to integrate the filler smoothly into lip tissue. 

What are the side effects of Volbella®?

Some degree of swelling and redness are to be expected after Volbella lip enhancement treatment. Both are typically mild and temporary. Patients usually return to normal activities right after their injections, with the exception of strenuous exercise and sun exposure. It is wise to avoid alcoholic beverages 24 hours before and 24 hours after injections, too, to minimize the risk of bruising. 

As a hyaluronic acid lip filler, Volbella is considered safe and effective. The effects of treatment can be reversed with hyaluronidase. 

How often can I get Volbella®?

Patients who want to maintain the results of their lip filler treatment often schedule touch-ups every 8 to 12 months. Over time, a regular touch-up routine may help reduce the onset and severity of new lip lines, deflation, and definition issues around the lips. 

How long will results from Volbella® last?

While we see some results immediately during lip injections, mild swelling obscures the final outcome of treatment for a few weeks. About two weeks after Volbella injections, expect to see the effects of your treatment. Most of the time, there is very little difference noticed. This is because the swelling is minimal. The results of Volbella injections are expected to last up to 12 months. Around that time, the hyaluronic acid particles begin breaking down in the skin. They get absorbed into tissue and release the water molecules they have been tethering. As this breakdown and release occurs, some of the initial concerns will reappear.

To learn more about Volbella®, please call (206) 402-4797 to schedule a consult!

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