Whether because of the effects of genetics or age, you may be dissatisfied with the thin or uneven appearance of your lips. Some patients have naturally thinner lips and would like to enjoy a fuller smile, while others have both lost volume and developed fine lines in and around their lips. A simple and long-lasting way of improving the volume and smoothness of the lips is with a professionally-administered injection of Volbella.
Juvéderm Volbella allows Dr. Ashruf to carefully correct the fine lines around your mouth, as well as to subtly increase the volume in your lips. The procedure is safe, FDA-approved, and delivers fuller lips that the patient can enjoy for over a year.
What is Juvéderm Volbella?
Juvederm Volbella is a dermal filler with an active ingredient of hyaluronic acid, a smooth gel that can subtly improve the volume of thinning lips and fill in wrinkles like vertical lip lines
Juvéderm Volbella successfully improves the volume in a patient’s lips by injecting hyaluronic acid directly into the desired area. The filler, in addition to having a plumping effect on the lips, smooths the fine lines around the patient’s face. Volbella revives the natural components of the dermis to achieve delicate and natural volumization of the lips, while also erasing signs of aging in the skin around the lips. This makes Volbella an ideal option for patients interested in subtle but effective results for a youthful appearance.
The improvements accomplished by a Volbella injection can last for a year, if not longer. Patients must be over the age of 21 to receive Volbella.
The Causes of Aging Lips
Youthful skin looks smooth and full because of its healthy support system of proteins like elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. These extracellular matrix molecules not only uphold the structure of the skin, but also improve the function of the skin cells themselves.
The skin maintains its volume and elasticity because hyaluronic acid molecules retain water; they are the predominant moisturizing component of our skin. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce both less collagen and less hyaluronic acid. This results in the slow breaking down of the skin’s support system. Eventually, lines, wrinkles, and sagging develop throughout the face, including the lips.
Benefits Of Volbella
Juvéderm Volbella is popular with patients for a wide variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Convenience. A patient can complete their Volbella treatment in only 30 minutes.
- Easy Recovery. Volbella requires minimal aftercare. Patients can return to their usual schedules after their injection.
- Natural Solution. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body, so the results have a high likelihood of being accepted by the patient’s body.
- Natural Results. Volbella can achieve more natural and subtle results than most lip injectables. The minuscule needle and finer solution of hyaluronic particles enable Dr. Ashruf to deliver delicate, targeted improvement to patients who only desire minor enhancement.
Good Candidates For Juvederm Volbella in Maryland
Candidates for Juvéderm Volbella must be 21 or older and want to see more fullness in their upper lip, lower lip, or both. If a patient would like to add subtle volume to their lips or smooth fine lines that have formed around their mouth, they may be an ideal candidate for a Volbella treatment.
It is important to maintain an open mind to the results of a face or body augmentation procedure. Patients interested in receiving Volbella should also be in good health, non-smokers, and not pregnant.
Patients who have severe allergies, or a known allergy to gram-positive bacterial protein, or lidocaine, should not receive Volbella.
Volbella Vs. Other Injectables
While Juvéderm Volbella is a top choice for patients who are interested in restoring volume to their lips while also smoothing the fine lines around their mouth, it is important that patients are enabled to make informed decisions about their treatment.
The rejuvenation procedure, and the tools the patients select to achieve their desired results will depend on the treatment plan they shape with Dr. Ashruf in the pursuit of their unique facial rejuvenation goals. These are common substitutes or complements to your Volbella treatment for lips.
Restylane & Restylane Silk
Restylane is a hyaluronic-based injection that can be used both to volumize the face and the lips. Restylane Silk is another hyaluronic-based injection, like Volbella, designed specifically to subtly improve the volume and shape of a patient’s lips.
Restylane Silk also has the capability of smoothing the fine vertical lines that form around a patient’s lips. Some patients prefer the smooth appearance of Restylane or Restylane Silk achieved in their lips, while others preferred their experience with Juvéderm Volbella. The results of a lip augmentation achieved with Restylane or Restylane Silk tend to last for four to six months, while a Juvéderm Volbella injection delivers results that last for a year or more. Juvéderm is also less likely to leaves bump at any injection area than Restylane.
Botox is an injection of a cosmetic form of the botulinum toxin type A. A Botox injection is capable of raising the corners of a patient’s mouth, reducing the creasing in the upper and lower lip areas, and removing marionette lines.
Botox is a successful cosmetic tool because it relaxes the muscles which are responsible for a wrinkle or unwanted furrow in the patient’s face. Botox is not a dermal filler. Instead, it volumizes the lips by an injection to the top lip, which relaxes the facial muscles and produces what is called a “Botox Lip Flip.” The upper lip will relax and curl forward and up slightly, giving the impression of longer and fuller lips.
Botox injections usually deliver results that last up to three months. If a patient is seeking a more pronounced appearance in their lips, they can combine Botox with a dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvéderm.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Juvéderm also offers Juvéderm Ultra XC. This injectable achieves more fullness than Juvéderm Volbella but does not address the fine lines that may be present around the patient’s mouth. Dr. Ashruf will help patients determine what type of lip filler will best meet their specific goals for their lips.
Your Consultation About Volbella
Patients should arrive for their private consultation prepared to discuss their medical history, current lifestyle, and desired outcome for their lip augmentation or rejuvenation. Dr. Ashruf may examine your face and take photos of your lips as part of this process. It is also important to notify him of any allergies or pre-existing medical conditions that you may have at this time.
Dr. Ashruf knows no two patients are the same, and is ready to answer any and all questions his patients have so that they feel reassured they are choosing the treatment option that is best for their skin and lip rejuvenation goals. If he believes you will see better results with one type of injection or treatment over another, he will let you know.
What to Expect From Juvederm Volbella Treatments
Juvéderm Volbella is administered on an outpatient basis. In fact, most patients can receive their lip augmentation with Juvéderm Volbella in 30 minutes or less. The procedure is safe, convenient, and nearly pain-free!
When patients arrive for their injection, their specialist will make sure the lips and surrounding skin are clean and sterile. The patient will then receive their Volbella injection, which will be administered with targeted care. Due to the fact that the needle is extremely fine, and that Volbella contains a small amount of the local anesthetic lidocaine, the experience involves minimal to no discomfort. Even so, we can provide a topical numbing cream to ensure the procedure is comfortable and you’re relaxed.
Depending on the particular needs of the patient, the specialist will take care to fill in, even out, and smooth the appropriate areas of the lips. After receiving Volbella, patients are free to return immediately to their usual daily activities.
Recovery From Juvederm Volbella
After a lip augmentation with Juvéderm Volbella, it is not uncommon to experience swelling or itching of the lips and surrounding tissue as well as slight bleeding in the injection site. However, these side effects tend to subside within two to three days and are not noticeable enough to prohibit patients from feeling comfortable being seen in public.
Patients are even free to return to their usual regimen but are advised to avoid sun exposure for two weeks. Some patients may see slight swelling last for seven to ten days after their injection.
Patients can relieve their swelling or discomfort with ice compresses. They are advised to avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen, for the first two weeks after receiving Volbella. Some patients may see bumps form around their injection area. These will abate within five to seven days. Patients can also accelerate the disappearance of their bumps with regular ice packs.
Patients should try not to touch their lips for the first six hours after their injection, and are advised to sleep on their backs with their heads raised in the first days of the recovery period.
Reactions to Volbella are very rare. If bumps, dryness, or swelling last for ten days or more for patients, contact the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland for assistance.
Dr. Ashruf and his team want to make sure every patient feels ready for a successful recovery. Please do not hesitate to call the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland with any questions you may have regarding your recovery from lip augmentation procedure.
Results of Juvederm Volbella
The natural volumization and hydration supplied by the hyaluronic injection, allows patients to achieve a subtle but noticeable improvement in their lips and surrounding skin with minimal pain and inconvenience on their part.
One of the biggest benefits of Volbella is how long these treatments last. Many patients can expect to enjoy a more youthful appearance to their lips for up to a year after their initial injections. And as with any dermal filler, it’s recommended to have multiple treatments throughout your life, whenever you want to repeat the results you have obtained with this simple filler treatment.
These youth-restoring results last for a year, if not longer.
Cost of Juvederm Volbella
The cost of your lip augmentation with Volbella will depend on how many vials your treatment will require, as well as whether or not you opt to combine your Volbella injection with Botox or another procedure. After you complete your consultation with Dr. Ashruf, the helpful staff at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland will be able to provide you with a breakdown of your cost estimate.
Juvederm Volbella in Maryland
You deserve to feel confident in your appearance. Call the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland today to schedule a consultation and find out more about how Dr. Ashruf can restore volume and youthfulness to your lips with Volbella.