Volbella is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler specifically formulated for the skin around the mouth and for the lips. Emphasis must be made that it’s part of the Juvederm line of injectable fillers and, thus, it has the excellent track record of the brand behind it.
The Volbella cost varies depending on the geographical location of the clinic, the surgeon’s expertise, and the number of syringes required to achieve the desired results. Like many dermal fillers, it is sold per syringe.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate?
Volbella may be a good choice if you fall into one of these categories:
* You want a decreased appearance of perioral lines, or the vertical lines or wrinkles around your lips.
* You want a natural-looking lip enhancement, a possibility with Volbella since it has a more subtle effect – plumper pout without looking like the lips have been stung by bees one time too many.
* You want longer-lasting results in lip augmentation. The results of Volbella can last for up to 12 months, a significantly longer time than the 3 to 6 months’ duration for other fillers.
Not everybody is a good candidate for Volbella injections, however. These include pregnant and breastfeeding women as well as children. Be sure to consult with a licensed practitioner before getting Volbella injections for safety reasons.
How Is It Done?
Volbella has a lidocaine component so there’s little to no pain involved during its injection into the skin. The outpatient procedure can last from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the severity of the issue, the number of injections required, and the desired results.
What Are the Results?
Mild improvement in lip volume is typically observed immediately after the Volbella injection. The results will improve within 3 to 4 days afterwards while the final results can be seen within 2 weeks when the bruising and/or swelling has faded away. The youthful-looking lips will likely last for about a year after the injection but keep in mind that the duration of results will vary between patients.
You should be able to return to your normal activities including work about a day after the procedure. You may have to avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure for a couple of days to allow your body to heal better.
The side effects include mild bruising or swelling, tenderness, and/or redness in the lip area after the injection. These generally fade within a week or two without medical intervention. But if you experience discomfort or a worsening of these side effects for longer than 2 weeks, call your doctor immediately.