Juvederm Volbella Injectable
What is Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is an injectable gel formula, used to refresh the lips and mouth area by restoring volume. As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, resulting in fine lines and wrinkles and volume loss. Volbella restores this volume using a hyaluronic acid formula. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within the body, making the substance compatible with your skin to reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.
Volbella is injected into the placement points around the mouth and into the lips. This adds instant volume to smooth out wrinkles and can add a subtle fullness to the lips. You can expect some discomfort, but this can be greatly reduced with a topical numbing cream. The treatment process should take about 30 minutes.
Who is a Candidate?
Those who have started to show signs of aging with “lipstick lines” or lines around the lips can benefit from Volbella. Patients can also benefit from Volbella to restore lip volume if they have experienced thinning lips with age. The formula is approved for patient 21 years and older. Those with extreme allergies or bleeding disorders may not be good candidates for treatment with Volbella.
Results and Recovery
After treatment with Volbella, patients can immediately notice diminished lines and wrinkles and a subtle lip enhancement. You can return to your everyday activities after treatment but should avoid direct exposure to the sun and more strenuous activity for the first few days following. Patients might notice some mild side effects such as swelling, bruising, and irritation at the site of injection. The formula will eventually be dissolved and safely eliminated by your body. With optimal treatment sessions, Volbella lasts for about one year.
If you are interested in learning more about Juvederm Volbella and what it can do for you, contact our Latham, NY office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.