It’s probably safe to say most people aren’t completely satisfied with their appearance. If you were born with naturally thin lips or you’ve noticed them getting thinner over time, there are options to help you achieve a fuller appearance. At California Vein Specialists, we are proud to offer the newest FDA-approved lip filler, Volbella®, to our treatment list.
What is Volbella?
Volbella is a nonsurgical lip augmentation treatment designed to plump your pout and minimize the look of fine lines around the mouth, known as perioral rhytids. Prior to Volbella, perioral rhytids or perioral lines were difficult to treat, but this new addition to the Juvederm collection can help correct those insecurities.
Are the Injections Painful?
Patients can expect very minimal discomfort when receiving a lip augmentation or fine line treatment with Volbella. The dermal filler treatment is unique in that its formulation actually contains a small amount of lidocaine. As a local anesthetic, the lidocaine numbs the area and reduces overall pain during the injection. Patients can, therefore, expect to be pretty comfortable when receiving a Volbella treatment.
How Does It Work
Volbella uses a Vycross technology that has a smooth, gel-like consistency. This technology has been proven to help soften and fill perioral lines and produce long-lasting results. The formulation also consists of hyaluronic acid, which allows the skin around the lips to retain its moisture and softness.
Most patients treated with Volbella experience fuller lips and a minimized appearance in their vertical lip lines for up to one year. During your exam, you and a specialist will discuss your desired results and set up a treatment plan to meet your unique goals.
The Recovery Period
While it is best to avoid vigorous exercise and sun exposure for the first 24 hours, you can expect to return to usual activities after the procedure. For the first few weeks following the treatment, you may experience a few side effects.
As you heal, you may encounter bruising, discoloration, itching, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness and redness surrounding the injection site. These are all common side effects and are just temporary responses to your body’s overall healing process.
Enhance Your Beauty
Don’t let thin lips and deep wrinkles near the mouth take away from your self-confidence. At California Vein Specialists, our aesthetic nurses pride themselves on creating the perfect amount of lip definition to enhance your appearance. We strive to provide a natural look that is never overdone or disproportionate to your facial structure.
In our clinic, you are never just another name. Our talented team takes the time to get to know you and your individual needs. If you want to learn more about Volbella or to set up a exam to see if it’s right for you, call us directly at 949-515-9377.