Volbella Adds Subtle Volume and Improves Lip Definition
Fuller, better defined lips are the perfect complement to a terrific smile and glowing complexion. Unfortunately, nature didn’t give all of us plump, well-proportioned lips. In addition, exposure to the South Florida sun depletes collagen and elastin in skin, contributing to lines around the mouth. Lips also thin and elongate over time, and the graceful cupid’s bow of our youth tends to flatten with age.
Dr. Shaun Patel has a beautiful solution for patients in the Miami area – injectable treatment with Juvéderm Volbella, a dermal filler specifically design for treating the lips and perioral lines (i.e. lipstick lines, smoker’s lines).
The Basics about Volbella Lip Filler Injection
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a sugar molecule found naturally in the human body. It has the unique capacity to bind 1,000 times its weight in water.
Volbella is an injectable filler formulated with HA, and it is designed specifically for treating the lips and lines around the mouth. It adds immediate volume, and continues to hydrate lips for up to 12 months.
Dr. Shaun Patel was a part of the first group of physicians across the country to offer Volbella to his patients, through Allergan’s Juvéderm Volbella XC Experience Program in October 2016.
The Volbella Difference
- Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology results in a smooth gel consistency, for a soft, natural feel. The HA particles in Volbella are small, avoiding an over-filled look.
- It is the longest-lasting lip filler available.
- Volbella is the first filler approved by the FDA for lip augmentation and improvement in perioral lines around the mouth. This treatment offers both fuller lips and softened lip lines.
A Volbella injection session takes less than 30 minutes, start to finish. Dr. Patel uses a fine needle to place the product, which includes lidocaine, so there is little discomfort. Topical numbing cream is also applied prior to the procedure.
There is minimal downtime following treatment – most patients return to usual activities immediately after the procedure. Some patients experience minor side effects such as tenderness, swelling, or redness at injection sites, but they typically resolve quickly. Results are immediate and last up to a year. Most patients are so pleased with their new pouts that they eagerly schedule touch-up sessions.
Are you ready to learn more about lip plumping and line softening? Call Miami Skin and Vein in Coral Gables, Florida, at 786-618-5039 to schedule a Volbella consultation with Dr. Patel.