Juvéderm Volbella is a crystal-clear Hyaluronic Acid (HA) gel injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle. It temporarily plumps the lips and smoothes the appearance of lines around the mouth. Of all the HA fillers in the Juvederm family, Volbella is the least robust, which helps create the softest and most natural results. It won't build structure per se, but it does wonders for creating the appearance of soft hydration and plump, smooth lips. It also fills and smoothes the soft lines that start to take up residence around the mouth as we age.
Whereas most Hyaluronic Acid fillers last for 6-9 months, Volbella lasts for up to 12 months with optimal correction. One of the main reasons for its long-lasting results is that it features Allergan's patented Vycross technology -- a trademark of all the Allergan fillers that start with a "V," also including Voluma and Vollure.
Juvéderm Volbella was designed to soften the appearance of lip and smile lines -- while also plumping and hydrating the lips. The results are soft and natural, just as they should be!
Every dermal filler appointment at The Esthetics Center begins with a consultation with Dr. Rice or one of our skilled nurses to discuss your goals and concerns. We will also assess your medical history during this consultation to help choose the appropriate treatment and product. Before beginning any injections or other treatments, we will take before and after pictures to track your progress towards achieving your goals. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, you will be out the door and able to resume normal activities within 30-60 minutes with just a few instructions for aftercare.
Juvéderm Volbella lasts up to 12 months with optimal treatment. Volbella is formulated with Allergan’s amazing Vycross technology -- a patented blend of long and short-chain Hyaluronic Acid molecules that allows the filler to be formulated softer or stiffer, depending on its intended use. Volbella is the softest of the Juvederm fillers, making it ideal for the patient who is seeking subtle but lasting results. Every person’s body responds differently to filler, and that is why we are so happy to offer a range of products to suit all of our patient’s needs. Choosing the most appropriate product for you is something we will discuss.
We know for sure that using filler consistently does tend to yield better results in the long run. So we recommend finding a doctor or nurse you trust and developing a long-term plan that will keep you looking your best. We’d love the opportunity to build this kind of relationship with you!
Most patients find dermal filler treatments quite tolerable. Like all the fillers in the Juvéderm collection, Volbella is also infused with lidocaine to reduce pain sensitivity. To increase your comfort level, we are also happy to offer topical numbing and icing to the treatment area.
Juvéderm Volbella is the ideal filler for anyone who wants to add plumpness and hydration to their lips and soften smile lines or “lipstick lines” while maintaining a beautifully natural appearance. Volbella is safe and effective for the majority of patients. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally occurring in the body, which means that it can be injected without a high risk of an allergic reaction or other side effects. It can be used in conjunction with laser and BOTOX, but you should speak to the doctor or nurse about a comprehensive treatment plan. We don’t recommend fillers for pregnant or breastfeeding women or may have any active infections or wounds in the treatment area.
No. Volbella is one of the softest and most natural fillers we have found, and we recommend it especially for those patients who want subtle but beautiful results. Furthermore, our goal is never to make people look unnatural or overdone. As the saying goes, “The best injectable is undetectable.”
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and it is considered safe and effective in restoring volume. As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, the most important thing you can do is make sure you see a licensed and trained professional. This not only ensures that you are getting high-quality products but that they will be injected correctly.
The main side effects of any injectable treatment are bruising, redness, swelling, and mild discomfort during the healing phase.
Aftercare for Juvéderm Volbella is minimal. However, following a few simple suggestions can help minimize your downtime and discomfort. We recommend you refrain from using makeup or skincare products on the day of treatment. You should not engage in heavy exercise for 24 hours. Sleeping with your head slightly elevated will also decrease swelling.
There are also some things to avoid before your treatment to minimize discomfort and bruising. This includes stopping any food, supplement, or medication that thins your blood, including ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, flaxseed, and alcohol. You may use arnica supplements before the treatment and during the recovery phase to minimize bruising and swelling. If you are unsure if something you are taking might interfere with your treatment, please call our office, and we will be happy to assist you.
We love Juvéderm Volbella, and our patients do too! We would be thrilled to show you how the Juvéderm collection of fillers can help smooth lines, add volume around the eyes, cheeks, and temples, create contour around the chin and jawline, AND plump your lips.