What is Volbella and am I a good candidate?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids (vertical lip lines/smoker lines) in adults over the age of 21.
What are the benefits of Volbella and how does it work?
Volbella is Allergan’s newest filler, launched in 2016, and used to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth. Dr. Pinski or Dr. Sulewski will determine how much Volbella is needed and where, and inject the filler to the mouth area.
How many treatments will I need?
Volbella is clinically proven to last up to 1 year. Treatments can be repeated as needed.
What type of results will I see?
Volbella instantly smooths fine lines around the mouth, and will also restore fullness and hydration to the lips.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
The procedure is very quick and easy. Prior to filler injections, a numbing cream is applied to the site. Some patients may experience mild swelling or bruising at the injection site that lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days. Cold compresses can be applied post treatment to reduce any potential side-effects. Camouflage makeup may also be used and most patients can return immediately to work and resume normal activities. We recommend that patients avoid aspirin, blood thinning medications, vitamin E supplements and alcohol for 3 days prior to any injectable procedure to minimize the risk of bruising. The doctor will discuss your medical history at your office visit to rule out any contraindications to this product.
What other treatments/procedures can Volbella be combined with?
Filler helps with restoring volume to areas, but sometimes additional treatment like Botox® or Dysport® may be needed to help soften some excess muscle contractions which result in the formation of lines. Treatments to help the epidermis and general skin health are Dermasweep, chemical peels, laser resurfacing and a customized topical regimen. The combination of these therapies can be very satisfying to effectively treat signs of aging from various angles.
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