Smooth Away Lip Lines and Subtly Volumize Lips
Thinning lips and fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth can be predictable, yet distressing signs of aging, but a specialized member of the JUVÉDERM® family of soft tissue fillers delivers a solution to these issues. Enjoy a more youthful look in the mouth area. Results are long-lasting, and the treatment itself is safe, quick, and effective.
What is VOLBELLA®?
VOLBELLA® is an injectable soft tissue or dermal filler. Like its fellow JUVÉDERM® family members, VORBELLA® contains a specific mix of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that forms one of the building blocks of healthy, well-functioning skin. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture, as it can draw and hold in large amounts of water molecules.
VOLBELLA® utilizes manufacturer Allergan’s proprietary Vycross® technology, which works to vary the molecular weights of hyaluronic acid. This is what gives the product its smooth texture that the injector can gently massage for tailoring the appearance and feel of the filler on each patient. Since hyaluronic acid is something naturally produced in the body, there is a low risk of adverse reaction.
How is VOLBELLA® administered?
VOLBELLA® treatment sessions each last about 15 to 30 minutes (depending on the area or areas being treated) and are conducted in the office. The clear, smooth gel is administered with a very fine needle into and around the mouth area and has a number of functions. It fills out the puckered fine lines and wrinkles around the lips (which are often referred to as vertical lip lines or smoker’s lines), it adds a slight, natural-looking boost of volume to the lips themselves, and it subtly reshapes the lips.
Most patients report that the injections feel virtually painless and result in a smoother, more contoured, appearance in and around the treated areas. The face appears younger, healthier, and rejuvenated.
The amount of product used depends on each patient’s profile and the type and extent of effects they are looking for. The results achieved through VOLBELLA® treatments can last up to a year, and patients have sometimes found that maintenance treatments require less and less product with each subsequent session.
What is recovery like?
There is little to no downtime expected after a VOLBELLA® treatment session, and patients are usually able to resume their regular activities right away, although they may be advised not to wear makeup for 12 hours post treatment, and to avoid direct sunlight, steam rooms, and saunas for up to two weeks.
More options for fillers:
Denver Dermatology Center also offers two other hyaluronic acid-based fillers from Allergan, each with a specific focus. VOLLURE™ smooths out nasolabial folds and other lines near the mouth, while VOLUMA® adds volume to the apple area of the cheeks for more youthful contours. Discover which cosmetic treatments may work best for you with help from our team.