There’s a new filler in town, and it’s the latest from a name you trust. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA is the newest addition to the JUVÉDERM family, and it’s meant specifically for your lips. And whether you’re coming in for dermal fillers, CoolSculpting®, or BOTOX®, my job as a dermatologist is to offer our Houston patients the best treatments. That’s why we’re so excited to add JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA to the list of treatments we offer.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA?
Like regular JUVÉDERM, VOLBELLA is a gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that’s meant to be injected beneath the skin. VOLBELLA can be used to add volume, shape, and definition to lips, as well as reduce the look of lip lines. Developed with VYCROSS™ technology, VOLBELLA provides patients with natural-looking fullness for up to 1 year.
How is it different from other fillers?
Many fillers already use hyaluronic acid, because it’s a chemical that occurs naturally within the body. Smooth gel formulations of this chemical can be reconfigured to treat various wrinkles, from fine lines to deep creases. VOLBELLA’s lower concentration of hyaluronic acid particles makes it especially effective on the lips. Because the lips are a particularly delicate area of the face, it typically requires a light hand with fillers. VOLBELLA makes it easier to get great results.
Does treatment hurt?
Many patients report that VOLBELLA is more comfortable than some other injectable treatments, such as BOTOX Cosmetic. This is because VOLBELLA comes pre-formulated with a topical anesthetic called lidocaine. Because it’s already contained in the gel, you feel very little — both during and immediately after the procedure.
Who makes a good candidate?
VOLBELLA is an FDA-approved treatment for patients 21 years and older. Thin, undefined lips are often something that’s entirely independent of your age, VOLBELLA can offer improvements for women at all stages of life.
If you’ve been treated with a hyaluronic acid-based filler previously and experienced an adverse reaction, you may not be eligible for VOLBELLA. During your consultation, we’ll review some basic medical questions to make sure you get the very most from your procedure.