Soft, full lips enhance the appearance and create a youthful, feminine look. Unfortunately, not everyone is born with sculpted lips that perfectly complement the features. It is also common for people to lose volume in the lips over the years, with a lip-border that become indistinct, as part of the normal aging process. While lip augmentation has been popular for years, implants can require long-term commitment and injectibles do not always ensure desirable results.
Luckily, Dr. Ran Rubinstein has a new answer for thin, flat lips: the cutting-edge dermal filler, Juvederm Volbella®. Not only does the innovative injectable gently plump lips for a beautiful pout, it can also fill in frustrating lip lines, taking years off the appearance and reducing lip stick bleeding.
What is Juvederm Volbella®?
Juvederm Volbella® is a revolutionary, new dermal filler, designed specifically for the lips and peri-oral area. Volbella® will plump tissues, define lip contours, fill in lip lines, and smooth marionette lines. Made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that adds hydration and structure in the tissues, Volbella® replenishes lip volume. Unlike other soft tissue fillers, such as Restylane or Radiesse, the results from Volbella® can last for up to a full year. Volbella® is a smooth gel, made with Juvederm’s unique Vycross® technology, providing easier injections and a consistent flow for unmatched results.
- Create full, sculpted lips
- Improve fine lines around the lips (known as ‘barcode lines’ or ‘smoker’s lines’)
- Define lip border
- Balance asymmetrical lips
- Enhance the cupid’s bow, or ‘M’, midway across upper lip
The Ideal Candidate for Volbella®
Anyone over the age of 21, unhappy with thin or asymmetrical lips, may make a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella®. The treatment can also provide excellent results for those who have started to see thinning lips or the appearance of lip lines. Candidates should be in overall good health, understand the benefits and limitations of Volbella®, and hold reasonable expectations for their results. Volbella® is safe for both men and women, of all skin types and ethnicities. Those who have an allergy to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins should not use Volbella®. Patients who are pregnant, breast feeding, or have a history of excessive scarring may be encouraged to postpone their Volbella® treatment.
Volbella – the Procedure
Prior to the procedure, during the consultation appointment, Dr. Rubinstein will create a customized Volbella® treatment plan for each patient, ensuring the most natural-looking results. All Volbella® injections are applied in a comfortable, private treatment room at the Newburgh office. The session will take about 15 minutes. As Volbella® is premixed with lidocaine, an anesthetic, the injections are not considered painful. Most patients report only a mild pinch or pressure. Once the injections are complete, patients are free to return to their normal activities.
What to Expect After Your Treatment with Volbella®
No downtime is required following a treatment with Volbella®. The injectible’s cutting-edge properties and lower HA content mean less water is absorbed into the treatment area, therefore less tissue swelling than seen with other fillers. The soft, sculpted, natural-looking results from Volbella® will last for up to 12 months. At this time, as the body begins to safely reabsorb the HA, a repeat Volbella® treatment can maintain results.
While patients may note minor redness, bruising, tenderness, and itching after Volbella® injections, these should resolve quickly. More serious complications, such as lumps, excessive bleeding, infection, and nerve damage are rare. Years of training and experience are required for skillful, beautifully contoured lip injections that do not look artificial or stiff. Dr. Rubinstein has more than 15 years of surgical and noninvasive experience in aesthetic procedures, providing the best results in New York.
Your Volbella Consultation with Dr. Rubinstein:
To find out if Juvederm Volbella® is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ran Rubinstein. At this time, he will perform a physical evaluation and review your medical history. After explaining all of your options in lip augmentation, it will be determined if Volbella® is right for you. Additionally, Dr. Rubinstein can suggest complimentary procedures, such as Botox Cosmetic, a laser facial, or the Voluma Liquid Lift for further facial rejuvenation.
Contact Rubinstein Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists at 845.863.1772 for more information on Juvederm Volbella®, or to schedule a lip augmentation consultation in our Newburgh, New York office.
What is Volbella®?
Juvederm Volbella® is an innovative, new lip filler made from hyaluronic acid. The latest edition to the Juvederm family of soft tissue fillers, Volbella® is unique in that it results in little swelling and provides results for a full year.
What areas can benefit from Juvederm Volbella®?
Juvederm Volbella® was designed specially to restore volume to the lips, enhance the lip border, plump lip lines, and ease marionette lines.
How long does a Volbella® treatment take?
Volbella® injections are applied in a private treatment room, in Dr. Rubinstein’s Newburgh office. Each treatment session will take from 15 to 30 minutes.
Will my Volbella® injections hurt?
Juvederm Volbella® injections are not painful. Volbella® is premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so the area is gently numbed during each injection.
When will I see my results from Volbella®?
The contouring benefits of Volbella® can be seen immediately. Over the following months, the hyaluronic acid based gel will continue to keep lips looking full and beautiful.
When can I return to school or work after my Volbella® injections?
There is no downtime required, following a Volbella® session. Patients are free to return to work, school, and all normal activities immediately.
How long will the benefits of Volbella® last?
The results from Volbella® will last for up to 12 months, twice as long as traditional fillers. After this time, a quick maintenance procedure will be necessary.
What are the possible risks of Volbella® injections?
Volbella® has been approved by the FDA as a safe and effective method for plumping the lips. Bruising and tenderness are common side effects. However, on rare occasions, bleeding, infection, and nerve damage can also occur.