Juvéderm Volbella® XC
What is Volbella?
Juvéderm Volbella® XC is the newest FDA-approved lip filler that helps to produce full lips with a natural look and feel. Volbella helps to reduce lines in the mouth area and plump up the lips. This dermal filler, based on hyaluronic acid, is specifically made for the lip and mouth area.
You may wish to have fuller lips at any age, or you may be looking to restore some of the fullness and volume that has faded over the years. In addition, small vertical lines in the lip area, known as perioral lines, were previously quite difficult to address with non-surgical fillers. Volbella offers a new vista in facial rejuvenation products.
How Can Volbella Help You?
Juvéderm Volbella® XC with Lidocaine is a smooth, soft-feeling gel with a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid than some other fillers; this small size of the Volbella particles helps to avoid an “over-filled” look for a natural finish without puffiness. It is FDA approved to accentuate and augment your lips with a naturally full appearance while reducing the fine lines in the area.
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in your skin. Volbella makes use of a technology called Vycross, which produces an ultra-smooth feel for a youthful, smooth and resiliently full appearance.
This procedure can help diminish vertical lip lines, sometimes called smoker’s lines. At the same time, it can help define the borders of your lips while providing plumpness and fullness and enhancing the cupid’s bow at the top of your upper lips.
How Does the Procedure Work?
The Vycross technology used to develop Volbella means that this injectable filler uses a new combination of hyaluronic acid (HA) of different molecular weights. This means that a lower concentration of HA can be used to achieve optimum fullness with less swelling and a more naturally plump appearance and feel.
HA is a natural substance found in your skin and throughout the human body that can lubricate and hold moisture, characteristic of youthful and supple skin. This filler absorbs less water in comparison with traditional products, cutting down on recovery time. In addition, Volbella is produced with lidocaine as part of its formula, making the treatment as painless as possible.
Volbella dermal filler will be injected with a very fine needle once into the lips and immediately begins to work to produce greater lip fullness, symmetry and smoothness.
Are You a Good Candidate for Volbella?
Volbella can be a great choice for adults of any age who want to improve the plumpness and fullness of their lips or who want to treat fine lines in the lip and mouth area. It is a very safe and effective procedure; however, it should generally not be used by people with severe allergies or those allergic to lidocaine.
If you’re over 21 and unhappy with the look or feel of your lips, Volbella can help you to achieve the appearance you desire. In addition, if you’re also looking to address small lines in your lip and mouth area, Volbella can help to restore smoothness to these areas while plumping and firming your lips.
What is a Volbella Consultation Like?
You may be anxious or excited about making use of this new filler to improve and rejuvenate the appearance of your lips and mouth. Dr. Parakh is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon that is highly qualified to determine the best treatments and procedures to enhance your facial beauty and minimize the appearance of aging. She is an expert in the use of Volbella and other fillers and will be happy to answer all of your questions.
Dr. Parakh will review your goals for your facial and lip rejuvenation and discuss Volbella and other filler options with you. After reviewing your situation and your goals for treatment, Dr. Parakh can schedule an appointment with you to perform the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions About Volbella
How long do the effects of Volbella last?
Volbella is a very long-lasting injectable. A majority of people who receive Volbella see their plump, full lips and softened lines last through a full year after their treatment.
What can I expect after my Volbella treatment?
This procedure takes only around 20 minutes and produces very little, if any, swelling or bruising. In fact, you can get right back to your normal activities, including work and school, immediately following the procedure. You can apply an ice pack to reduce any swelling, and it’s best to wait 12 hours before applying lipstick or other makeup directly to the treated areas. You will see immediate results that continue to last.
Request a Volbella Consultation with Dr. Parakh
Dr. Parakh holds daily private consultations and performs procedures for her patients, who come to her from across the United States and around the world. For the convenience of her patients, Dr. Parakh maintains a professional affiliation with both the Englewood Hospital and the Medical Center in Englewood, NJ and HUMC Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, NJ. Please phone our office to schedule your initial appointment with Dr. Parakh to discuss Volbella and other options to help you achieve your desired appearance.