Cosmetic surgeons have been using dermal fillers to augment the lips for many years, but only recently have new formulas been developed especially for that purpose. Juvederm Volbella is an advanced product that can reshape and rejuvenate the lip area within minutes.
The biggest benefit of getting treatments with Juvederm products is that the injections are virtually painless and offer instant results. Dr. Anthony Bared provides natural-looking lip augmentation results with Juvederm Volbella treatments at his Miami, FL office.
What Is Juvederm Volbella?
Volbella is one of the latest additions to the Juvederm family of dermal fillers. It’s a gel-based injectable filler consisting of a combination of hyaluronic acid, a phosphate buffer, and lidocaine chloride (an anesthetic).
The main ingredient, hyaluronic acid (HA), is a substance the body produces naturally to protect and hydrate the skin and soft tissues. Wrinkles and fine lines appear when the levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen decrease in the skin.
Injecting HA into the skin’s deep tissues results in a rejuvenated appearance in the treatment area. Because hyaluronic acid is so effective for replacing lost volume, it’s also ideal for adding volume to the lips. HA creates soft, long-lasting results.
The lidocaine anesthetic helps to increase comfort during the injection process. The phosphate buffer acts as an extra level of protection by contributing anti-inflammatory properties. These three powerful ingredients provide patients with a virtually painless and minimally invasive solution to thin lips and lip aging.
What Does Juvederm Volbella Treat?
Juvederm Volbella is specifically designed for the lips and the areas surrounding the lips. It can be used to add volume and treat fine lines that may develop around the lips. Most people who come to Dr. Bared’s office for a Volbella treatment are unhappy with the shape and volume of their lips and want fuller lips with better contours.
Some patients ask for the Volbella treatment because they notice that fine wrinkles have started to develop around their lips. Additionally, it can decrease the appearance of sagging in the corners of the mouth.
Dr. Bared can also use Volbella in other areas of the face as an off-label treatment when appropriate. You can schedule an appointment for a consultation to find out more about the product’s uses.
Why You Should Consider Volbella
Volbella is a cost-effective and natural-looking alternative to more permanent and invasive methods of enhancing the lips. The treatment is temporary and minimally invasive, making the commitment level low. You can try it to see if you like the results, and then you can decide whether or not you want to undergo touch-up treatments in the future.
How Long Does Juvederm Volbella Last?
Among dermal filler brands, Juvederm products are among the longest-lasting. Juvederm fillers use a crosslinking technology called VyCross technology. Because of this technology, Volbella has the potential to provide results for up to one year.
Most fillers only last for a period of three to six months, especially in high-movement areas like the lips. Juvederm Volbella, which is designed specifically for the lip area, is long-lasting and provides beautiful results for months.
How Is Juvederm Volbella Different From Voluma XC and Juvederm Vollure?
All three products are excellent in that they provide soft, beautiful, long-lasting results. However, the various products are designed to treat specific areas of the face. What makes them different is the amount of hyaluronic acid they contain.
Volbella contains 15 mg, while Voluma XC contains 20 mg. Vollure has 17.5 mg of hyaluronic acid and is mostly used on nasolabial folds and laugh lines. Specialists use Voluma in the cheek area. Volbella has a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid due to the sensitivity of the lip area.
The Volbella Procedure
Before your first treatment, you will meet with Dr. Bared for a consultation. The doctor will want to ensure that you are in good health and that this procedure is the right choice for your needs. The consultation with Dr. Bared will be thorough and you will learn more about the procedure, your candidacy, and your options.
The procedure itself will take roughly 45 minutes at Dr. Bared’s Miami office. You’ll be prepped for the procedure with an application of a facial antiseptic. The doctor may then apply a numbing agent to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout your treatment.
He will make small injections to the treatment area and wait in between injections to ensure that the product is working and you have no adverse reactions. You may notice some results right away. However, you may not see the full effect until any swelling from the injections has subsided.
How to Get Ready for a Volbella Treatment
You don’t have to do much to prepare for your Juvederm Volbella treatment. Avoid smoking, alcohol, and over-the-counter painkillers in the days before your treatment, and make sure you are not wearing makeup when you arrive.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is considered an extremely safe treatment. Therefore, a broad range of people are candidates for the treatment. However, the doctor will need to thoroughly discuss the treatment with someone who suffers from extreme allergies resulting in anaphylaxis. Such a person may have issues with the lidocaine or some of the proteins in the solution.
What to Expect During Volbella Recovery
You may experience some minor discomfort after your Volbella treatment. You may also experience swelling. Ice is an acceptable remedy for any swelling that occurs.
Because the treatment is minimally invasive, you don’t have to miss time away from work for a Volbella session. You can resume your normal activities right away if you feel well enough. Dr. Bared will go over any restrictions that may apply following the treatment for your safety and results.
Frequently Asked Questions about Juvederm Volbella
The potential pain involved with Volbella treatments is minimal. The lidocaine and additional numbing agents will be quite effective in protecting you from injection discomfort.
Most Volbella procedures go smoothly. However, you may experience some mild side effects. These can include bruising, redness, tenderness, and possible itching.
is only necessary to get one treatment of Volbella for optimal results. However, you may want to come in for a touchup treatment after the first few months, and you may need to undergo treatment again if you want results that last longer than one year.
The price of a Juvederm Volbella treatment varies between providers. You can discuss the financial specifics during your consultation with Dr. Bared. You will not be obligated to undergo any type of treatment unless you are fully committed to doing so.
Schedule Your Consultation
Dr. Anthony Bared is proud to be a skilled and experienced provider of the various Juvederm products for renewing and rejuvenating facial skin. He is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and is known as one of Miami’s most beloved cosmetic specialists.
Call Dr. Bared’s office at 305-666-1774 to schedule a consultation when you’re ready to learn more. Our Miami staff is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for lip