By Warren B. Seiler III, MD
Many patients come to Seiler Skin seeking solutions for those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that appear typically around the lips and mouth. Though subtle, these lines can detract from a youthful look and reduce definition of the face. While many filler treatments are designed to temporarily reduce their appearance, previously, no product on the market could address these concerns effectively – until now. We are excited to introduce Juvéderm®’s latest offering, VOLBELLA® – the final addition to the filler trifecta! Based on the incredible results I’ve seen so far, I have no doubt it will quickly become a favorite for our patients.
What sets Juvéderm’s newest hyaluronic acid apart from other fillers? For starters, it uses the thinnest gel currently available, easily reaching shallow, superficial areas that can be difficult to treat (like the fine lines on and around your mouth). VOLBELLA is an excellent option for patients who have had laser treatments, but are bothered by a few remaining fine lines.
The effects of VOLBELLA on fine lines are fantastic, but its benefits go beyond line reduction. VOLBELLA gives your lips a healthy, almost glossy, glow. When it is injected into the epidermis, it naturally pulls liquid toward the surface, resulting in a softer, smoother look and feel. In addition to treating the fine lines, this injection also adds a slightly fuller appearance to your lips. I emphasize “slightly” because it is not like a traditional lip injection – the chemical bond structure is set up so that it does not fill too much over time. However, it does give a nice plump to the lips.
Another thing to love about VOLBELLA is the product formula. The filler is formulated with VYCROSS®, a proprietary filler technology from Allergan, which yields a smooth product that is engineered to address lip fullness, age-related volume loss in the cheek area or perioral rhytids. The technology also makes the treatment last longer – in some cases, up to a full year.
VOLBELLA works to target a number of problem areas, including lip lines, smoker’s lines and smile lines around the mouth. It’s not just for use around the mouth though – VOLBELLA can treat fine lines around the eyes, little noticeable bumps and cartilage areas on the nose, and any area or line where you may feel you need filler. It also can serve as the perfect final touch after receiving VOLUMA® XC in your cheeks and/or Juvéderm in your lips or around your mouth.
After the treatment, you can immediately carry on with your life, and even wear makeup right away. It is possible that, in extremely rare cases, patients may experience very minor bruising; however my injection method has been proven to be very effective in producing desired outcomes with no visible signs that the patient has received an injection. Filler injection is truly an art form, and that is why it is of utmost importance that you choose an expert injector and certified provider to perform the procedure, like myself. It is worth noting that, if you have visited another practitioner and are extremely displeased with the results, VOLBELLA is completely reversible with a commercially produced enzyme that metabolizes the gel in a couple of days.
If you’re interested in learning more about VOLBELLA, what are you waiting for? Give us a call, or schedule your consultation to find out why there here has never been a better time to discover how filler can help you achieve beauty at any age.