Doctors Edward Buckingham and Erin Smith offer Volbella solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX. Your genes, your age, and your lifestyle can all play a part in the size and appearance of your lips. If you have lip lines, uneven or very thin lips, you could opt to get lip filler injections to enhance your features. Your biggest concern is to get a lip augmentation procedure that delivers natural results. Volbella helps with several types of lip concerns for patients 21 and older who don’t have health contraindications or allergies to any of the lip filler’s ingredients.
What is Juvederm Volbella XC?
Volbella is a patented injectable gel that contains synthetic hyaluronic acid and Lidocaine. Your body naturally produces this substance (moisturizing sugar) which gives your face and lips a plump, youthful appearance.
Why Should I Consider Volbella?
A study conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness of Volbella revealed successful results overall. According to the findings, about 66 percent out of 139 participants noticed improved lip volume and less noticeable lip lines. Volbella is an FDA approved lip filler that uses a process (Vycross technology) known as cross-linking. Cross-linking makes it possible for injectors to deliver a gel product of a specific consistency to deliver longer-lasting results. Some of the benefits of choosing Volbella are the following:
- Plumps the lips and makes them fuller
- Diminishes smoker’s lines (barcode lip lines)
- Enhances the shape of your mid-upper lip (Cupid’s bow)
- Enhances the borders of your lips
- Smooths and lifts marionette lines down the chin
- Lifts oral commisures(turned down lip corners)
- Delivers nutrients and keeps the skin hydrated and soft
- Absorbs less water which reduces swelling
- Volbella can be combined with facial lasers treatments
Frequently Asked Volbella Questions
The Volbella treatment is a very simple procedure. Your aesthetic injection specialist will cleanse your face and then draw lines on your skin where the injections will take place. Next, she will use a fine gauge needle to inject the Volbella Lidocaine gel into the injection points. The entire treatment usually takes about 15 – 30 minutes to perform. You can request to have ice or a topical anesthetic applied to your skin before the aesthetic specialist begins the injections to further decrease pain and help prevent post treatment bruising. You can also apply makeup as soon as 12 hours after the procedure to cover skin discolorations.
Expect to see an immediate change in your lip and surrounding skin’s appearance after the Volbella treatment. Some swelling, redness, and puffiness of the lips are common side effects. You may even experience itching and some inflammation. However, these symptoms should go away within hours or within a few days, and your final results will be fully noticeable in about a week. You’ll need to return to your doctor’s office after about a week for a follow-up appointment to ensure your results are satisfactory. Additional filler gel may be added to improve your results if necessary.
You can resume with normal activities and your workday right after receiving Volbella. For optimal treatment results, avoid massaging the lip area after your treatment to avoid moving the filler around. Use a small ice pack to minimize any discomfort, and avoid alcohol and strenuous activity for a day after treatment. Avoid surroundings that produce intense heat (e.g. sauna) and wear sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. Be sure to give your body enough time to heal from the injection if you plan to attend a major social event.
Juvederm Volbella usually lasts for up to 12 months, but this time frame can be affected by your diet, skin condition, skin care regimen, and age.
You’re a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella if you’re at least 21 years old, generally healthy, have slight or moderate lines around your lips and nose, and have positive, realistic expectations of your lip treatment’s results. You may not be a good candidate for this procedure if you have a blood-clotting disorder or have diabetes.
Your medical history and skin health will be assessed by your aesthetic injection specialist. Questions about your expectations and an evaluation of facial aging will be key factors as to how your injector will proceed with Volbella treatments in order to achieve satisfactory results. Possible reactions and post treatment care will be thoroughly explained to make the healing process less uncomfortable and inconvenient. Your aesthetic specialist will also discuss how long the procedure will take and how long the effects of Volbella will last.
Your body’s production of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid slows down as you age. In time, your lips appear thinner, less defined, and fine lines begin to form. Like any other cosmetic procedure, lip augmentation takes careful consideration to achieve the kind of results you can live with to enhance your appearance. Volbella is a subtle facial/lip enhancement procedure that is designed specifically for lips. Volbella uses Vycross technology so that the lips appear softer, smoother, and fuller instead of swollen, uneven, and blistered. It’s also a lip enhancement treatment that doesn’t require you make multiple visits to your aesthetic specialist to maintain its results.
Volbella is a unique filler that delivers different results from patient to patient. Results often depend on who’s injecting the product. The method of injection often determines the outcome, which is why it’s important to see a skilled injector when considering having your lips enhanced. Attention to smalls details matter in terms of safety and outcome. The Volbella treatment includes the painkiller Lidocaine (0.3 percent) and has results lasting up to 12 months. However, administering Volbella requires special training. Be sure to choose a practice with experienced specialists who can not only give your mouth a naturally pleasing shape but also symmetric volume.