Volbella is a dermal filler used to plump and define lips, and to fill fine wrinkles around the lips. Made from Hyaluronic acid, its small particle size allows treatment of fine lines without getting a puffy or lumpy look in these delicate areas.
More About Volbella
Volbella XC is a relatively new filler to be introduced into the Juvederm family. Using Vycross technology, it is specifically formulated for smoothing the vertical lines around your mouth. Volbella also precisely shapes the lips for more definition, while slightly plumping.
With a thinner formulation, Volbella is perfect for treating fine lines and filling in the smaller wrinkles and depressions in the face.
If you are looking for a natural-looking, subtle correction, then Volbella is the perfect filler for you. The dynamic combination of Juvederm Ultra for fullness and Volbella XC for smoothness will help you get the fuller, luscious lips you desire.
Before your Volbella treatment is scheduled, you’ll have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Rajagopal. The two of you will go over your goals and what facial features you wish to enhance. She will explain your options to make sure Volbella is the best solution for you.
Volbella is a smooth, soft gel, easily injectable. Since the formula already contains lidocaine, there is no need for an additional injection of anesthetic before treatment.
Because Volbella is a hyaluronic acid based gel, it is a smoother substance for fine needle injections into the lip area. However, you may feel a pinch from the fine needle used to inject.
The injection procedure lasts approximately 20 minutes, and there is no downtime.
Risks Connected With Volbella Injections?
Due to hyaluronic acid being a natural body substance, allergic reactions are rare. Although not common, post-procedural effects may include temporary bruising, numbness in small areas up to a few days following procedure.
How Long Does Volbella Last?
The length of time a hyaluronic filler, such as Volbella will last depends, in part, on the site of injection - areas with the most movement will see the filler last the least amount of time. Lips and smile lines around the mouth see the most movement and so will need additional treatments more frequently. One the average, a single Volbella treatment can last for 6 to 12 months.
Volbella Results and Aftercare
There is virtually no swelling, so normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment. You will be provided with an ice pack to take home, which lessens the redness and swelling. The ice also tends to help with any tenderness or discomfort that may arise as a result of treatment.
After your treatment here at San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, you will be given more precise instructions for your aftercare. These are likely to include avoiding exercise for 24 hours and no wearing makeup for 2 hours. You may also be told to keep from going in the sauna or steam room for two weeks following your Volbella treatment.
Within a couple of days you’ll look in the mirror and find noticeable improvement in the treated areas. Lips will have become smoother and better defined. Creases and lines treated with Volbella will have returned to a smoother more youthful appearance.
As always, we will be available to answer any questions or concerns you have after your Volbella treatment.