An In-Depth Guide to Juvederm Volbella for Lip Enhancement

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Lip Talk: Why Juvederm Volbella is the Buzz in Lip Plumping!

Everyone’s all about getting those full, gorgeous lips these days, right? But let’s be real, not all of us hit the jackpot when it comes to having that naturally perfect pout.

No worries, though! Thanks to dermal fillers like Juvederm Volbella, there’s a no-fuss way to amp up thin lips or bring back that youthful plumpness around the lips and mouth area. It’s like a little magic trick for your smile, without any surgery

Dreaming of Insta-worthy lips? Make it happen at Montville MedSpa with our Juvederm Volbella magic. Your selfie game is about to level up!

What is Juvederm Volbella?

Juvederm Volbella is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler produced by Allergan Aesthetics. It is specifically formulated for injecting into the lips and surrounding area, including the vertical lines around the mouth known as perioral lines or “lipstick lines”.

Compared to other Juvederm fillers designed for facial sculpting and wrinkle reduction, Volbella stands out for its exceptional ability to add subtle volume to the lips and define the lip contours. The smooth consistency gel filler integrates seamlessly into the skin tissue.

Benefits of Volbella for Lip Augmentation

Volbella offers impressive, natural-looking lip enhancement with minimal downtime. Benefits include:

  • Increases Lip Fullness: Volbella effectively bolsters thin lips, adding a plumping effect while keeping the results soft and natural.
  • Smoothes Vertical Lip Lines: The smooth gel formula fills in and diminishes the appearance of smoker’s lines around the mouth.
  • Defines Lip Shape: Precise injections help better define the lip contours for improved symmetry and proportion.
  • Long-Lasting Results: Volbella maintains its lift and volumizing effects for up to 12 months, longer than many alternative lip filler options. 
  • Subtle Enhancement: Compared to thicker hyaluronic acid fillers, Volbella adds a delicate lip boost without obvious augmentation.
  • Quick Treatment Sessions: Appointment sessions are convenient and quick, with minimal downtime required afterwards.

How Does Volbella Compare to Other Lip Fillers?

Volbella differs from other leading lip fillers in composition, longevity, and side effect risk:

  • Vs. Restylane Silk: Both contain hyaluronic acid; however, Silk tends to be more cost-effective yet faster to degrade. Volbella maintains results longer.
  • Vs. Juvederm Ultra XC: While both Juvederm products contain the same hyaluronic acid, Volbella has a smoother, silkier texture ideal for the delicate lip area.
  • Vs. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC: Volbella has smaller particles, allowing it to seamlessly integrate into lip tissue without lumps. Ultra Plus provides more dramatic filling.
  • Vs. Restylane-L: Volbella and Restylane-L have comparable longevity, but Volbella causes less swelling. Restylane-L costs slightly less on average.
  • Vs. Fat Transfer: Fat transfer procedures involve surgically removing fat from elsewhere on your body and re-injecting it into the lips. Volbella does not require surgery. However, transferred fat cells tend to have permanent results compared to temporary fillers.

What to Expect: The Volbella Procedure

Volbella is injected directly into the lips and mouth area using an ultra-fine needle. The procedure takes place in a dermatologist’s office and involves minimal preparation:

  • Pre-procedure: The injection site is cleaned and a topical numbing cream applied. The doctor may mark your lips pre-injection for precision.
  • Injecting the filler: Using a small needle, the doctor will carefully inject small amounts of Volbella in specific areas of the lips. The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes.
  • Pain management: Numbing creams keep discomfort minimal during the injections. However, a local anesthetic may be used if needed.
  • Post-procedure: Expect some temporary swelling, redness, or bruising around the injection sites. These resolve within a few days. Avoid strenuous activity right after your treatment.

Most patients require one syringe (0.55 ml) of Volbella per treatment session depending on your goals. One or two follow-up sessions may further perfect your results.

Get the lips you’ve been liking, pinning, and dreaming of! Montville MedSpa’s Juvederm Volbella is your secret weapon. Come see us!

What Are the Potential Side Effects and Risks?

As with any cosmetic injectable, Volbella carries some risks and side effect possibilities to consider:

  • Swelling, bruising, and tenderness around injection sites
  • Temporary lip numbness
  • Uneven results or asymmetrical lips
  • Bumps or nodules under the skin
  • Allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid (rare)
  • Migration of the filler resulting in nodules elsewhere
  • Recurrence of perioral lines
  • Herpes reactivation (cold sores)

More serious but very rare risks include vision trouble, vascular occlusion from injection into a blood vessel, and infection. Choosing an experienced board-certified dermatologist greatly reduces any risks.

Analyzing the Composition: How Does Volbella Work?

The key to Volbella’s soft, seamless lip enhancement is its unique composition. The filler consists of hyaluronic acid (HA) cross-linked with a proprietary Vycross technology.

HA is a hydrating substance naturally present in skin tissue that gives it volume and fullness. As we age, our bodies lose HA, leading to wrinkles and thin lips. Volbella’s smooth, lightweight HA gel filler adds volume by binding with water and expanding under the skin.

The Vycross technology cross-links the HA into a smooth, stretchy gel with varying HA molecular weights. This allows Volbella to bind tightly to surrounding tissues while enabling natural-looking movement.

How Long Do Volbella’s Results Last?

Volbella delivers impressively long-lasting, yet non-permanent, lip enhancement. Most patients enjoy beautiful results for 9 to 12 months after treatment.

Several factors affect Volbella’s longevity:

  • The number of syringes used: More extensive filler requirements may reduce duration slightly. However, the difference is minimal.
  • Your metabolism: Faster metabolisms tend to break down injectables quicker. Retreatment may be needed sooner.
  • Lip movement: Frequent animated facial expressions can hasten the fading of Volbella. Limiting exaggerated lip movements helps prolong effects. 
  • Sun exposure and smoking: Lips frequently exposed to sun and smokers tend to lose filler faster as UV rays and toxins degrade the HA.

With optimal results at the 9 to 12-month mark for most, maintenance touch-up injections are recommended yearly. For longer enjoyment of your upgraded lips, take care of your skin, use SPF lip balm, quit smoking, and avoid excessive UV light exposure.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Volbella?

The experts at Montville MedSpa say optimal Volbella candidates include:

Patients With Natural Lip Thinning

Volbella excels at subtly enhancing naturally thin or shrinking lips with delicate volume, not drastic augmentation. Patients starting with very full lips may be better candidates for a different filler.

Patients Seeking Minimal Downtime

The non-surgical Volbella procedure enables quickly getting back to normal activities with only moderate swelling and tenderness for a couple days. An ideal option for busy individuals.

Patients Nearing Middle Age

Volbella beautifully corrects age-related lip thinning common in perimenopausal and menopausal women. However, results for patients over 65 may not last as long.

Patients With No Risk Factors

Volbella should be avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Certain medical conditions like autoimmune disease or blood clotting disorders may also preclude treatment.

Should You Try Volbella?

For enhancing thin or shrinking lips with subtle volume and definition, Volbella offers an effective injectable filler option with minimal downtime.

Natural-looking results generally last a year or more, making Volbella a top choice among dermatologists and patients seeking a delicate lip lift without drastic augmentation effects.

Volbella adds definition and fullness that enhances rather than alters your natural lip shape. With an experienced injector, risks remain low.

Maintenance touch-up injections yearly help sustain your upgraded lips. Combining Volbella with non-invasive fat reduction treatments can fully refresh your facial aesthetics and body contours.

Natural, but better. Upgrade your smile with a little help from our Juvederm Volbella experts at Montville MedSpa. Your dream lips are just an appointment away!