Smooth out vertical lip lines and create fuller, natural looking lips with a Volbella treatment from Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. Dr. Leslie Smith, a board-certified surgeon and soft tissue specialist with over a decade of experience, is now offering lip treatments with Volbella by Juvéderm. Volbella injections are minimally invasive and can be performed very quickly with no downtime.
Volbella is beneficial in filling in perioral lines, commonly referred to as smoker’s lines, to decrease signs of aging. Perioral lines are vertical lines found on the outside of the mouth that begin to appear as the skin ages and loses hydration. Volbella is the first injectable lip enhancement product approved by the FDA for use in treating perioral lines. Volbella can also be used to plump and add fullness to the lips.
Volbella uses hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in the human body, to enhance the look and shape of the lips. As the body ages, hyaluronic acid around the lips can deplete. Volbella restores and smooths the area around the lips by replenishing the skin with hyaluronic acid directly.
Volbella is also effective in smoothing away facial pitting caused by acne. Treatments are customized to each patient, and Dr. Smith will work with you individually to determine which manner of application is best suited for your specific concerns.
What is Volbella?
Volbella is an innovative injectable gel product that provides long lasting results for up to one year. Volbella is FDA approved for lip augmentation and the treatment of perioral lines. Volbella is a member of the Juvéderm line of products manufactured by the company Allergan, the maker of Botox.
Volbella is formulated with Vycross technology from Allergan to yield a smooth product that increases lip volume and corrects perioral lines. Vycross technology uniquely blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid to increase the lifespan of the Volbella treatment. Volbella is only recommended for patients 22 years of age or older and has not been clinically tested in younger patients.
Benefits of Volbella
Volbella offers a myriad of benefits to the right patients:
- Minimally invasive
- No incisions necessary and no scars left behind
- Procedure is quick
- No downtime
- FDA approved
- Only product on the market specifically designed to treat perioral lines
- Results last up to one full year
- Versatile product that can address a range of facial imperfections
- Regular annual appointments can yield lasting and satisfying results
Where can Volbella be used?
Volbella is typically used to create more lip volume and fill in perioral lines. It can also be used to fill in pitted acne scarring throughout the face.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar naturally found in the body that adds volume to the skin and helps keep it hydrated.
Is treatment with the Volbella injectable gel painful?
Volbella is formulated with lidocaine, an anesthetic that reduces pain and maximizes comfort during the Volbella procedure. You may experience minimal discomfort while the injections are administered, but this does not tend to last after the treatment.
How long do results last?
Depending on the specific patient, Volbella treatments have been found to last nine months to one year. Annual appointments are required to maintain positive results, but you may discover subsequent treatments need less product to produce the same effects.
Is Volbella safe?
Yes, Volbella has been approved by the FDA and is safe for cosmetic injection.
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of Volbella treatments are minor but can include swelling, bruising, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness. If these symptoms develop, they usually subside within a few days after the injections.