Patients often come in wishing to enhance their lips, but most are afraid of being left with an over filled “duck lip” look. There are many fillers available that will enhance your pout but they do not all provide great results. Volbella from Juvederm gives you a natural and youthful look, while lasting almost twice as long as other dermal fillers that are available. Volbella is also a great filler for wrinkles around the mouth. Below is your guide for everything you need to know about this amazing treatment to give you a younger appearance.

About Volbella

Volbella, a product of Juvederm, is a dermal filler that is meant to add fullness and volume to the lips, reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and improve the symmetry of your lips. It is also FDA approved to treat perioral lines. These lines are also known as smoker lines and can make your face look older.
This is a hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body, based filler. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin to retain moisture and gives it a softer texture. This dermal filler also contains a small amount of lidocaine to help reduce any discomfort while it is injected. The gel like consistency that Volbella is made of can fill wrinkles just as well as a thin filler and it also has the longevity of results that a thicker filler provides, as results can last for up to a year. The results that Volbella provides are a natural more hydrated pout, specifically designed to avoid the “duck lip” appearance.

How Volbella is Performed

A Volbella treatment can be performed quickly and often in less time than your lunch break. After a brief consultation with one of our expert team members about the areas you would like to treat, your appointment will be scheduled. At the time of your appointment, the treatment areas will be cleaned and prepped. The clear gel is then injected into the lips and/or the surrounding areas with a very fine needle. After the initial injection, the lidocaine will begin to take effect and then your doctor will continue the treatment. The pain felt during the injection is minimal due to the small needle and the lidocaine that is contained in the gel. The amount of Volbella injected to each area depends on the patients desired results. The treatment area may also be massaged by your doctor to help evenly distribute the product under the skin. Once injections are completed, ice may also be applied to reduce swelling. Following treatment you will be given after-care instructions and can return to most of your normal activities immediately, but should avoid extended exposure to the sun.

What Results You Can Expect

Vobella is popular for the beautiful and natural looking results it delivers. The plump volume that this dermal filler provides gives you a youthful pout and can help your lips to appear more symmetrical. Volbella is also one of the best solutions for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and perioral lines around the mouth, which can age the face. Depending on the results you wish to receive, you may elect to have a touch-up following the initial injection one month later. These beautiful results can last for up to a year.

Is it Right for You?

If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your lips due to loss of volume because of age, Volbella may be a treatment that you will want to consider. This treatment may also be right for you if you desire the appearance of fuller lips. Volbella can also help patients who have asymmetrical lips and wish to make them look more even. An ex-smoker who has a lot of fine lines around their mouth would benefit from this dermal filler as well. This is not a procedure recommended for patients looking for a dramatic difference in the appearance of their lips. The ideal patient will have realistic expectations about the results that will be achieved with these injections. Patients with an allergy to lidocaine or any ingredient contained in Volbella should not have this treatment. To determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment, please schedule a consultation with our office today.

About Recovery After Volbella

Following your Volbella injections, there is no need to take any time off for recovery. Common side effects are tenderness, swelling, bruising, firmness, and bumps at the injection site. Although many doctors report less bruising with Volbella than other injectable dermal fillers, bruising is still possible. You are able to return to normal activities, but strenuous exercise and extensive sun or heat exposure should be limited for the first twenty-four hours. These activities can increase side effects such as swelling, redness, and itching. To help reduce swelling an ice pack may be applied. If you wish to apply makeup to cover any unwanted bruising or redness, consult with your doctor to ensure that you will not disturb the treated areas. If redness or swelling lasts longer than a few days, it is important to contact your doctor.

After your initial injections, you may find your desired results have not been achieved. This is why a touch up is usually recommended a month after the first injections. This will be discussed with your doctor during your consultation as a part of your treatment plan. Once this touch up is completed your results can last for up to a year.

Volbella utilizes hyaluronic acid to enhance the appearance of your lips. It is a great option for bringing back volume to your lips that has been lost due to age. Volbella can add more symmetry to lips that are uneven in size and it can easily fill in wrinkles that surround the mouth area, all resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance. So what are you waiting for? If this is a treatment you are interested in, give us a call and we will schedule a consultation for you with one of our knowledgeable team members.