What is Volbella®?
Juvéderm Volbella injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissues above your lip line to add subtle volume and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body that delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by maintaining water, and acts as a cushioning agent.
What does it do?
Volbella injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the upper lip line and restores a smoother appearance to this area.
What are the side effects?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature and usually last less than 7 days. The most common side effects include temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Is there anyone that cannot be treated?
Volbella should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies, or patients with a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins. The doctor will ask you about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment.
How long does Volbella last?
You should see immediate improvement in the treated areas. Best results are seen in two weeks. Results vary but may last 6 months to one year.
What should I expect with Volbella treatments?
The doctor will go over a list of pre and post treatment procedures with you. If you are taking aspirin or ibuprofen you may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site. Inform your physician. The safety of Volbella has not been established in breastfeeding females, during pregnancy, or in patients under the age of 18.
What are post treatment procedures?
For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. This minimizes the risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. These temporary side effects generally resolve themselves within one week. An ice pack can be applied to the site if you experience swelling. You may apply make-up as usual.