What is Volbella?
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with Lidocaine is the latest advancement in the Juvéderm® range of facial fillers, developed specifically for your lips and mouth area, which can last up to 12 months. It is a smooth gel that is injected by your physician, using an ultra-fine needle. It has been specifically developed as a smooth gel to give a soft, natural feel.
Volbella® can also be used to superficially lift other areas of the face such as the areas around the eyes (perioribital area) for crow’s feet, tear troughs, and hollows under the eyes.
How does Volbella work?
Volbella adds fullness to the lips and softens the appearance of the lines around the lips through an easy injection of this soft, smooth gel. What makes this filler unique is its patented Vycross technology which produces greater lift capacity and longer lasting results.
Volbella has a lower HA concentration which means that it is less hydrophilic (less likely to absorb water). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body.
The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness. The result of this lowered concentration is reduced swelling and a more natural result, without the fish lips.
How to care for your lips after injection ?
Most patients experience swelling and redness for a few hours following injection. Many patients still feel comfortable continuing their normal routine, but if this is your first time having lip injections, you might want to come in for a later appointment in the day, and plan to take the evening off, to be sure you feel comfortable with how your lips look before you show them off to the world.
You’ll receive numbing before the injections, and ice to help reduce the swelling and inflammation immediately following your injections. Because your lips will be sensitive, an SPF lip balm is a good precaution to take, especially if you’ve had cold sores in the past. We always recommend sun protection, but it’s particularly important to protect your lips for as long as they remain swollen or inflamed.