JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC®
Just as the skin starts to wrinkle, sag, and otherwise degrade as we age, the lips start showing the signs of age over time, too. Whether you once had lush, full lips that are becoming thinner, or if you have never been satisfied with the shape or size of your lips, your options to change that are plentiful. Skin by Lovely offers several dermal filler lip enhancement options, the latest of which is Juvederm Volbella from Allergan, the makers of Botox.
Juvederm Volbella: The Latest Addition to the Juvederm Family of Fillers
Juvederm Volbella, a dermal filler from the Juvederm family of products by Allergan, a leader in the world of aesthetic injectables, is one of the latest injectable lip augmentation solutions to be approved by the FDA. Made available for use in the U.S. in October 2016, Juvederm Volbella is transforming the way in which we enhance our lips. This specially formulated dermal filler is designed to add fullness to the lips, improve lip symmetry, and reduce the signs of aging around the mouth.
Thanks to its smooth gel-like consistency, Juvederm Volbella can also effectively contour the lips to transform their shape and overall appearance. Featuring a proprietary form of hyaluronic acid, a sugar that occurs naturally in the body, Juvederm Volbella also utilizes Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology for enhanced longevity and more natural results. A versatile and effective injectable, this filler also contains a small amount of lidocaine to minimize the minor discomforts sometimes associated with treatment.
Juvederm Volbella can:
- Add fullness and plumpness to the lips
- Produce results that last for up to a year
- Provide gentle contouring for the correction of lip asymmetry
- Soften the appearance of fine lines that often appear around the mouth as we age
- Produce natural-looking results that are so subtle that no one needs to know that you had the procedure in the first place
The Ideal Candidate for Juvederm Volbella
Juvederm Volbella is intended for adults who are age 21 and over. Allergan conducted extensive clinical trials to test the safety and effectiveness of this filler, and the results showed that the safety of this product was about the same as that of the control group. These results mean that Juvederm Volbella is considered to be safe for most people to use.
However, certain people should not use Juvederm Volbella. Specifically, those who have severe allergies, including a history of anaphylaxis, are advised to not use this product. Additionally, if you are allergic to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins, you should not receive Juvederm Volbella treatments.
Otherwise, if you are unhappy with the appearance or feel of your lips and are ready to do something about it, you are an ideal candidate for Juvederm Volbella and similar fillers.
Additionally, if you have lines around your mouth that you would like corrected, or if you are unsatisfied with the shape or general appearance of your lips, Juvederm Volbella may be the right option for you.
Juvederm Volbella Injections: What to Expect During Treatment
The typical Juvederm Volbella treatment takes around 30 minutes. This is a safe, effective outpatient procedure, so you shouldn’t have to miss a beat when it comes to work and other responsibilities.
When you come in for your treatment, an Aesthetic Injection Specialist will begin by cleaning and preparing the treatment area. Since Juvederm Volbella contains small amounts of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, and the needle is very fine, discomfort is minimal. Most patient report only feeling a small pinch during treatment.
At the time of your appointment, your provider will already have met with you to determine where to administer the treatments. You will know exactly what to expect. After the treatment, you will be provided with post-care instructions and can resume most normal activities for the remainder of the day.
Juvederm Volbella Results
It is normal to be uncertain about any new cosmetic procedure. However, Juvederm Volbella has already proven itself in both Europe and Canada, where it has been used for several years. In clinical studies, two-thirds of the subjects reported improvement in both the fullness of their lips and lines around their mouth through the first year. Additionally, the safety of this product was assessed to be roughly the same as that of the control group.
Juvederm Volbella treatments produce lips that are fuller, lusher, and more youthful looking. They can also gently contour the lips to eliminate asymmetry, improve shape, or otherwise correct various issues. If desired, Juvederm Volbella can also be used to minimize wrinkles around the mouth.
Volbella Aftercare and Downtime
There is no real downtime with Volbella. Aftercare is also quite simple. Side effects, which are minimal, are generally gone within a few days. They generally involve mild irritation and swelling at the treatment site. These effects can be minimized further with arnica and by following our instructions before and after treatment.
Most patients resume their normal activities immediately after treatment. However, we do recommend that patients avoid direct sunlight, high temperatures, and exercise for a couple of days after treatment as these activities can have a negative impact on results.
Juvederm Volbella Q&A
It pays to educate yourself as fully as possible before trying any new type of cosmetic treatment. While Juvederm Volbella is very safe and effective, most people have many questions prior to any aesthetic treatment. We have compiled some of the most common questions that we are asked about Juvederm Volbella and have provided answers for you below. However, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our Aesthetic Injection Specialists so you can understand your own unique needs and expected results from any dermal filler treatment.
What Is Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is an effective dermal filler that produces instant, natural results. Used for lip augmentation, this filler is designed to add fullness to the lips, contour the lips, and minimize lines around the mouth that are otherwise known as perioral rhytids.
This product also features Allergan’s proprietary Vycross filler technology. Put simply, this special technology blends different weights of hyaluronic acid for more efficient cross-linking. This not only enhances the durability of the gel, but it also produces greater lift capacity. As an added bonus, it makes the hyaluronic acid less likely to absorb water, which means there is less swelling and the results look much more natural. Additionally, this formula uses a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid, which also enhances its durability.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Juvederm Volbella?
People who are 21 or older and are unsatisfied with the appearance of their lips due to age-related volume loss and mouth lines are generally good candidates for Juvederm Volbella. This product is also suitable for people who have always wanted fuller lips or to improve the overall symmetry of their mouth, such as when one lip is significantly thinner than the other. As long as your health history and examination do not uncover any contraindications for treatment, such as allergies to ingredients, you should have no trouble with Volbella.
Where Are Juvederm Volbella Treatments Offered?
Juvederm Volbella treatments are so safe and easy that they are performed right in our facial aesthetics practices in Santa Monica, CA and Portland, OR. The same location where you have your consultation is where you will receive all treatments and follow-up appointments.
Why Should I Get Juvederm Volbella Treatments at Skin by Lovely?
Skin by Lovely is one of the most reputable and proven aesthetic practices in the United States. We administer more injections per year than most other aesthetics practices in the nation. As a result, we’ve been recognized in the top 1% of Botox and Juvederm providers in the country by Allergan, and our team often provides training to other injectors in the United States and Canada. Combined with the amazing results expected from Volbella, our Aesthetic Injection Specialists have the education and experience to provide you the best possible results.
How Are Juvederm Volbella Injections Administered?
Juvederm Volbella injections are administered with ultra-fine needles. Since these needles are so small, discomfort is generally quite mild. This filler contains a small amount of lidocaine, which provides a bit of numbing to effectively mitigate any minor discomfort that may occur. The injections are given according to the plan that is devised during the initial consultation, so you will know what to expect ahead of time.
How Long Do Juvederm Volbella Treatments Take?
The exact length of time that your Juvederm Volbella treatment will take depends on various factors, including the extent of the treatment that you are receiving. However, treatment time typically averages anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes. Since there is no real recovery time, you can expect to get back to life right away with very little inconvenience.
How Long Will My Results Last?
With Juvederm Volbella, results are almost immediate and last up to a full year. Your full results will be more noticeable after a few weeks when swelling has subsided.
Are Juvederm Volbella Injections Painful?
Patients report only minimal discomfort and a quick, mild pinching sensation when the ultra-fine needle is injected into the treatment area.
Is Any Anesthesia Needed for This Treatment?
Volbella contains a small amount of lidocaine, a local anesthetic designed to minimize the temporary discomfort that may occur when the injections are actually administered.
What Can I Expect in Terms of Recovery Time?
Immediately after receiving Juvederm Volbella injections, you may experience minor swelling and redness at the treatment site. Slight discomfort may also occur. However, there is no actual recovery time involved. Arnica and ice are generally recommended, as well as avoiding direct sunlight, high temperatures, and vigorous exercise.
When Can I Return to Work?
Most patients return to work immediately after receiving injectable treatments, including Volbella.
What Are the Risks of Undergoing Treatment With Juvederm Volbella?
In healthy people who are 21 or older and don’t have severe allergies, there are no real risks involved in undergoing Juvederm Volbella treatments. Patients who are allergic to any ingredient in Volbella or are on medications that would interact with this filler treatment should not get Volbella. By seeing a medically-licensed Aesthetic Injection Specialist and providing a full medical history, serious risks that have been associated with treatment can be avoided.
Is Juvederm Volbella Affordable?
Juvederm Volbella will give you the lips you’ve always wanted, so most people consider it to be a very worthwhile investment. This is especially true if you have the procedure performed at Skin by Lovely, where our team has the experience and expertise to administer these injections safely and effectively. Further, the results from Juvederm Volbella last for up to a year, making this a worthwhile, long-term investment in your appearance.
What Are My Payment Options?
At Skin by Lovely, we accept cash, credit, and Paypal, giving you options in your payment. If you have other questions related to payment options, contact our staff in Santa Monica, CA or Portland, OR for more information or to schedule a consultation.