Volbella® is a new dermal filler treatment for the lips and the peri-oral area. Designed not only for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume, it can also be used for defining lip contours, treating oral commissures, smoothing fine vertical lines around the lips.
Developed using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology, Volbella® is formulated with a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid, which results in less swelling. The Vycross technology delivers an ultra-smooth gel, which results in a natural look and feel, as well as improved duration. With full correction results are commonly seen to last up to twelve months.
Volbella® is commonly used for the treatment of:
- Diminish vertical lip lines (a.k.a. smoker’s lines)
- Accentuate the border of your lips
- Plump up your lips to make them fuller
- Enhance the cupid’s bow (the “M” part of your mid-upper lip)
Cosmetic Medicine Q & A
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
Which cosmetic fillers are consider to be hyaluronic acids?
Juvederm (Ultra and Ultra Plus), Restylane and Perlane are all hyaluronic acid fillers.
What is Radiesse and how is it different from other cosmetic fillers?
Radiesse is a cosmetic filler that is comprised of calcium-based microspheres. Radiesse is different than other cosmetic fillers because it stimulates your own natural collagen to grow.
How do cosmetic fillers work?
Fillers are injectable solutions that temporarily add volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face and hands.
How long will my results last with a cosmetic filler?
Length of results depends on the patient, the area being treated and the amount of product that is injected. On average, hyaluronic acid cosmetic fillers generally last 6-9 months. There are other cosmetic fillers that are on the market that are FDA approved for up to 1 year, such as Radiesse.
Is treatment with cosmetic fillers painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. For a more comfortable treatment experience, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area of skin that is being treated. Also, most cosmetic fillers are now formulated with lidocaine to make the injection process more tolerable.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process generally takes only about 30 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
Does the correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.
When will I see results?
Cosmetic fillers instantly add volume to help restore youthful contours, so you’ll see results immediately following your treatment.
What are some of the common side effects after being treated with a cosmetic filler?
After your treatment, you may have some swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days.