Volbella ® Injectable Gel
The face may lose volume through aging, illness or weight loss, resulting in a hollow or gaunt appearance. We naturally lose volume throughout the face as we age, and collagen production slows. This is especially true around the temples, cheekbones, eyes, mouth and lips. Juvéderm Volbella XC from Allergan Corporation- the makers of Botox -has been recently approved for “injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called “lipstick lines” in adults over the age of 21“. What’s more, this filler is said to last as long as 12 months.
Why Juvederm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella XC uses special technology, known as Vycross. In laymen’s terms, that means that the patented mixture of hyaluronic acid in the Vycross technology creates a more connected gel, which can be molded, effectively, allowing the surgeon to “lift” sunken skin sitting above it. Vollure is firm enough to fill the line, but soft enough to move naturally with facial expression.
There are many dermal fillers and treatments available to rejuvenate the face. In addition to the above, advantages of Volbella include:
- It is safe, well-tolerated product with reversible effects and minimal to no downtime
- Non-invasive procedure completed in under 20 minutes
- Contains the thinnest, most spreadable gel-perfect to fill fine lip lines or even smooth the delicate area under the eyes
Vollure Injection Process
After a consultation to determine Juvederm Volbella may likely achieve the desired results, Juvederm Volbella XC will be injected in small amounts to the treatment areas. This is an in-office procedure and typically requires just topical anesthesia, as the Volbella solution contains lidocaine, a local numbing agent. Volbella will be injected into/under fine lip lines or to smooth the delicate area under the eyes. Results of Volbella injections are immediately apparent, although some patients experience mild swelling that may last for several days. Other side effects may occur but are typically mild – these may include tenderness and bruising. Rare outcomes include localized fullness. If irregularities occur, Volbella may be reversed using a natural enzyme.
Patients may return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment.
Results may be evident for up to 12 months or longer, depending on the treatment area and the patient.
Are You a Candidate?
Volbella XC is a smooth gel filler that restores volume to the lips and eyelid skin. The best candidates are seeking to improve their lips with lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called “lipstick lines”. Ideal patients are those with age-related perioral and periorbital lines that have created a thinning and wrinkled appearance around the eyes and mouth, as well as patients with fairly good skin elasticity and minimal if any sagging of the skin.