Full, shapely lips have always been desirable, but today, they’re considered to be one of the most noticeable hallmarks of beauty. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of people in the United States getting lip injections has increased by 50% since the year 2000. Thanks to the influence of a number of high-profile celebrity patients, we’ve discovered just how youthful, feminine, and attractive lip injections can make us look.
Introducing Volbella: The New Standard in Lip Injections
Heralded as the “new jewel of lip injections” by the Plastic Surgery Channel, Volbella has found a strong following among patients of all ages. From Juvéderm®, the trusted developers of Vollure, Voluma, and Juvéderm® Ultra, Volbella offers a new twist on the proven science behind lip fillers.
How Does Volbella Work?
Like other Juvéderm® fillers, Volbella is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a safe, natural substance that is found throughout the skin and connective tissues within the human body. The HA in Volbella is delivered in the form of a viscous gel, allowing Dr. Silverton to precisely plump and sculpt patients’ lips, creating a fuller and more pleasing shape. This gel creates long lasting results (lasting nine months or longer) and even improves collagen production in treated areas, making the skin around the lips firmer and smoother. Other benefits of Volbella include:
-Excellent control over lip volume. If you’re considering lip injections but you’re concerned about ending up with over-filled, “puffy” looking lips, then Volbella is the perfect filler for you. Volbella offers very precise control over the amount of filler that’s injected—much more so than other leading lip fillers on the market today. Volbella’s unique formula combines the long-lasting properties of thick HA fillers with the more subtle, diffuse effects of thin HA fillers. This allows Volbella to blend in flawlessly with surrounding tissues, creating very natural-looking results. In fact, Volbella can be used to fill in wrinkles and fine lines within and around the lips, without making the lips substantially larger. (Conversely, however, if you want to create a substantial increase in the size of your lips, then you may be better served by another Juvéderm® injectable filler. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll help you select the perfect filler to meet your personal cosmetic objectives.)
-A very low risk of complications. Because HA gel is based on a compound already found in the human body, adverse reactions to HA-based fillers are extremely rare. Volbella also requires no downtime and can be re-administered as necessary in order to confer lasting improvements in the shape of the lips. In fact, even minor side effects like bruising and swelling occur less frequently with Volbella than other leading lip fillers.
-Smooth, even results. Volbella’s unique formula does not create lumps or bumps in the lips when the injections are administered by a trained professional.
Am I a Good Candidate for Volbella Injections?
Most people make excellent candidates for Volbella injections. As long as you don’t have an allergy to HA or lidocaine, an autoimmune condition, or a compromised immune system, this treatment is probably safe for you. However, lip injections are not recommended for use by pregnant or nursing mothers.
While Volbella fillers can be used by all adults who meet the criteria above, Volbella is particularly well suited to use on older patients. Volbella’s ability to fill in wrinkles in and around the mouth (while also subtly plumping the lips) effectively combats the visible signs of aging in this area. Volbella can restore the lips to a youthfully smooth, plump, and hydrated state.
What Should I Expect During Volbella Treatment?
Volbella injections can be administered in one brief appointment, or they can be spread out over several appointments to create more gradual results. During your Volbella treatment, Dr. Silverton will use a local anesthetic to numb your lips; this way, you won’t feel any pain during your procedure. You may experience some mild soreness, redness, and bruising after receiving Volbella injections, but many patients don’t experience any noticeable side-effects. If you do experience these symptoms, you can treat them with over the counter pain relievers and the application of a cool compress. Otherwise, you’re free to return to all of your normal activities after your Volbella appointment; you won’t need to rest or take any time off of work.