Volbella

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Benefits of Volbella

  • Provides subtle and buildable definition and enhancement to the contours and outline of your lips
  • Smoothes lines, including smoker's lines, around the mouth for more youthful contours
  • Accentuates the "cupid's bow" dip in the middle of your upper lip
  • Treatment in under an hour, with minimal pain or downtime
  • Immediate results

Dr. Leary offers Volbella as well as a range of other options to freshen and rejuvenate your appearance. Contact us to schedule a one-on- one consultation today.

If you were born with naturally thin lips or feel that they are getting thinner, have asymmetrical lips due to aging or an injury, or have increased lines around your mouth, there are non-invasive treatment options to help you. At our medspa, we are proud to offer the newest FDA-approved lip filler, Volbella®, to our treatment list. Volbella gives the perfect amount of volume to the lips while diminishing fine lines around the mouth. The result: a youthful, perfectly plump pout.


What is Volbella?

Volbella is a new addition to the Juvéderm® injectable filler collection. It was used in Europe for a few years before being approved by the FDA in 2016 for use in adults 21 years of age and older. Volbella is a nonsurgical lip augmentation injection designed to plump your pout and minimize the look of perioral lines (the fine lines around the mouth). Prior to Volbella, perioral lines were difficult to treat because the fillers amplified the skin around the mouth instead of simply smoothing the fine lines away. Volbella is specially formulated to diminish perioral lines without adding bulk to this delicate area.

How Does Volbella Work?

Volbella is a clear, smooth gel filler. It consists of hyaluronic acid that is formulated in a unique Vycross technology to enhance lips and diminish perioral lines. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our body to help maintain moisture, softness and structure in the skin, but it declines as we age. Fillers use hyaluronic acid to recreate youthful volume and promote hydration.

What makes Vycross technology unique is the way in which high-weight and low-weight hyaluronic acid molecules are linked together. Traditional fillers are solely made of high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, making them thicker and more substantial. But Volbella consists of only ten percent high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and 90 percent low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. Vycross technology improves the cross-linking ability of the different sized molecules, giving the filler a lighter, silky, gel-like consistency. The lighter molecular weight of Volbella makes it more effective in treating perioral lines because it diminishes them without adding unwanted plumpness to the area. In addition, the smaller molecular structure of Volbella makes it less painful to inject into the tender skin of the lips and around the mouth. This special formula makes the lips feel smooth and look more natural after treatment.

How Does It Work

Volbella is a clear, smooth gel filler. It consists of hyaluronic acid that is formulated in a unique Vycross technology to enhance lips and diminish perioral lines. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our body to help maintain moisture, softness and structure in the skin, but it declines as we age. Fillers use hyaluronic acid to recreate youthful volume and promote hydration.

What makes Vycross technology unique is the way in which high-weight and low-weight hyaluronic acid molecules are linked together. Traditional fillers are solely made of high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, making them thicker and more substantial. But Volbella consists of only ten percent high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and 90 percent low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid. Vycross technology improves the cross-linking ability of the different sized molecules, giving the filler a lighter, silky, gel-like consistency. The lighter molecular weight of Volbella makes it more effective in treating perioral lines because it diminishes them without adding unwanted plumpness to the area. In addition, the smaller molecular structure of Volbella makes it less painful to inject into the tender skin of the lips and around the mouth. This special formula makes the lips feel smooth and look more natural after treatment.

What to Expect During Your Volbella Treatment

Before the treatment begins, we will review your goals and examine your mouth and lips. Please, be very clear and specific about your areas of concern and what you hope to achieve with treatment. This helps us develop the right treatment plan for you. The treatment area is cleaned, and a pen is used to mark where the injections will be made. Volbella injections include a small amount of lidocaine, which numbs the area and reduces overall pain during the series of injections. However, the lips are very vascular, and the treatment can still be a little uncomfortable for some. If you are concerned about discomfort, please talk to us before your treatment, and a topical numbing agent can be applied to reduce pain further.

An ultra-fine needle is used to inject Volbella into the lips and around the mouth, following the plan mapped out before your treatment. After the first injection, we will pause to allow the lidocaine to take effect, and then they will continue with the remainder of the injections, massaging the injection sites along the way to ensure uniform distribution of the filler. Injections will continue until your optimal results are achieved. The entire Volbella treatment takes less than an hour and requires no bandages or medication.

volbella patient before and after

The Recovery Period

While it is best to avoid vigorous exercise, sun exposure and wearing makeup for the first 24 hours, you can expect to return to your normal activities after the procedure. As with any treatment, side effects are possible. Following your Volbella treatment, you may experience bruising, discoloration, itching, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness and redness around the injection area. Ice and over the counter pain medication are usually adequate to ease any symptoms you may experience. Put your mind at ease, knowing that these side effects are temporary, usually lasting no more than a week, and are a natural response to your body’s overall healing process. Please contact our staff if you have any questions or concerns following your treatment.

Immediate Results

You will notice immediate results after your Volbella treatment. Your lips will be fuller and the lines around your mouth will vanish, leaving you with a more youthful, beautiful smile. Volbella results may endure for up to one year, which is considerably longer than other injectable fillers that may dissipate within as little as three months after treatment. Longer lasting results translates into less maintenance required to keep your new pout.

An added benefit of Volbella is that the micro-punctures made by the tiny needle stimulate natural collagen production wherever the injections are made. When injections are made in the lips, collagen production is stimulated in the lips, firming and plumping the lips. Thus, as time passes and Volbella is absorbed by the body, your lips will not immediately deflate. Instead, your lips will slowly return to their original size or remain a bit fuller due to the boost of collagen they received during the injection process.

Enhance Your Beauty

Don’t let thin lips and deep wrinkles near the mouth take away from your self-confidence. We pride themselves on creating the perfect amount of lip definition to enhance your appearance right here in our office. We strive to provide a natural look that is never overdone or disproportionate to your facial structure.

At our medspa, you are never just another name. Our talented team takes the time to get to know you and your individual needs. We will guide you through the various treatments we offer and help you determine which is best suited to help you achieve your goals. If you want to learn more about Volbella or schedule a consultation to see if it is right for you, call us directly at 949-515-9377.


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