The mouth is one of the key focal points on the face. So when it begins to look aged, it is easy to become self-conscious about the wrinkles and fine lines that develop. Talking and expressing yourself will only make these features more apparent, and even the most expertly applied makeup might not give you the smooth, beautifully contoured lips you desire.
Luckily, there is a nonsurgical injectable treatment that is perfect for this occasion: Juvéderm Volbella. As part of the Juvéderm family, Volbella provides you with the assurance and comfort you need in an injectable while also providing you with a unique blend of ingredients developed specifically for your lips and mouth area.
What Is Juvéderm Volbella?
Juvéderm Volbella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment designed to improve volume, specifically around the mouth. It can be used to subtly enhance the volume of the lips, define the vermillion border, emphasize the Cupid’s bow and correct perioral lines (often called lipstick lines).
Volbella is made from hyaluronic acid, a safe substance that is found naturally in the body. The clear gel fills in lip lines and wrinkles while the hyaluronic acid within attracts and retains moisture. The result is a naturally enhanced appearance that can last up to a year.
Volbella, along with the rest of the Juvéderm family, is a dermal filler. According to a report from The Aesthetic Society, more than 1.8 million dermal filler injections were performed throughout 2021. That makes it the second-most performed aesthetic treatment period, including procedures like breast augmentation, hair removal and liposuction. Only neurotoxin treatments like Botox beat its popularity.
What Does Juvéderm Volbella Treat?
Juvéderm Volbella was specifically formulated to address concerns near the mouth, such as fine lines and lips that are not sufficiently voluminous. One of the benefits of using Volbella over other options is its hyper-specific formula. Volbella has a thin, silky formula that allows it to move fluidly beneath the skin, preserving the natural look, feel and movement of the mouth. The consistency is also designed to maintain long-lasting results in this part of the body.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvéderm Volbella?
Juvéderm Volbella is a good option for the vast majority of patients since it is made from a material that is naturally occurring in the body. It can be used on any skin type or texture, and very few preexisting medical conditions or treatments can deter you from becoming a good candidate. In the rare case you do have a problematic condition, we will work with you to determine a solid alternative route.
How Should I Prepare for Juvéderm Volbella?
As a nonsurgical injectable, very little preparation needs to be done for your treatment. You will not need to take time off from work, school or other obligations, and you can get back to your life and routine as soon as you leave the office. You will not need to bother adjusting medications, but we do ask that you avoid any product that can cause your bleeding to increase.
We can help you figure out exactly what medications or supplements (if any) you will need to pause for the time being.
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What Should I Expect from a Juvéderm Volbella Procedure?
The procedure is very straightforward and easy compared to some aesthetic treatments. When you arrive, you will be taken back into your procedure area. Your face will be thoroughly cleaned to prevent infection, and in some cases, a topical numbing agent will be applied to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
Once the anesthetic has kicked in, the injections will then be made in the targeted areas using an ultra-fine needle. In some cases, Juvéderm injectables come with an additional ingredient known as lidocaine, a different numbing agent that helps with discomfort as soon as the injection begins.
Ask us about your pain mitigation options if you are someone who usually struggles with needles. After the injections have been completed, your face will be cleaned again, and you will be sent on your way to begin recovery.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Juvéderm Volbella?
Juvéderm Volbella is one of the longest-lasting injectables on the market, with results spanning as long as 12 months. For the average patient, ideal results will last anywhere from six to 12 months, but your specific results will always depend on your body and how it reacts to the Volbella formula.
A study showed that 98% of people who had Juvéderm Volbella reported that their lip appearance goals had been achieved. Typical testimonials include patients stating that their lips look “beautiful again,” “lovely” and that the treatment achieved “delicate fullness done just right.”
While it is not permanent, Juvéderm Volbella is one of the most steadfast injectable options available in the industry.
Can I Combine My Juvéderm Volbella With Other Treatments?
Yes! Juvéderm Volbella can be coupled with many different injectables to achieve your ultimate goal. Here are some common injectable treatments that are often combined with Volbella:
- Botox — Wrinkle Relaxer
- Dysport — Wrinkle Relaxer
- Jeuveau — Wrinkle Relaxer
- Xeomin — Wrinkle Relaxer
- Belotero Balance — Injectable Filler
- Juvederm Suite — Injectable Filler
- Radiesse — Injectable Filler
- Sculptra — Injectable Filler
Injectables are not the only powerful combinations. Surgical treatments can also be very effective if you are open to the idea.
- Forehead Lift — Upper Facial Improvement
- Eyelid Lift — Eye Area Improvement
- Facelift — Lower Facial Improvement
- Lip Lift — Lip Improvement
- Rhinoplasty — Nasal Improvement
If you want to go a step down from injectables in terms of invasiveness, there are also plenty of highly effective nonsurgical and noninvasive procedures to combine with Juvéderm Volbella.
- Dermaplaning — Exfoliation
- DiamondGlow — Exfoliation, Extraction and Infusion
- Forever Clear — Acne Treatment, General Improvement
- HydraFacial — General Improvement
- Microdermabrasion — Resurfacing
- Micropeel — Resurfacing
- RF Microneedling — General Improvement
If there is a procedure you are interested in having performed alongside your Juvéderm Volbella treatment but don’t see it on this list, please inquire. We may be able to make your dream combination come true. If not, we will develop an alternative plan to help you achieve those goals.
We will never suggest additional treatments unless we believe they will make progress toward your goals.
Ready to Enhance Your Lips?
If you want to learn more about how Juvéderm Volbella can help improve your appearance, give our office a call at (847) 234-2400 to set up an appointment with Dr. Terrasse. We look forward to being a partner you can count on during your aesthetic journey. If you prefer to be contacted at a different time, fill out the contact form below to have a member of our team get back to you.