If you wish your lips were a little fuller, you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella, an injectable dermal filler offered at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Today, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions about this treatment including who qualifies, how it works, and how long the results of the treatment last.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Volbella?
There are numerous factors that affect who qualifies for this injectable dermal filler. For example, your age will be taken into consideration. To qualify for this injectable, you must be at least 22 years of age. Also, you must not be allergic to lidocaine. The Volbella formula contains a small amount of this injectable anesthetic.
Moreover, your aesthetic goals will determine whether you are a good candidate for this treatment. You must be concerned about the appearance of your lips and mouth to qualify for this injectable dermal filler.
What Is Volbella Used For?
Usually, this injectable filler is used to volumize the lips. However, it is also FDA-approved to erase volume loss-related lines and wrinkles that form around the mouth. For instance, it can be used to eliminate perioral lines that can’t be treated with topical products.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This dermal filler contains an artificial variation of hyaluronic acid. This synthetic hyaluronic acid is virtually identical to the hyaluronic acid that your body produces itself. Due to its biocompatibility, you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction.
This treatment works because hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to an extreme amount of water in the local area, providing an immediate volume boost. Then, the extra hyaluronic acid and water encourage your skin to produce extra collagen. This results in an even more impressive amount of volumization that lasts far longer than the results of other lip augmentation treatments.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
It Erases Mouth Wrinkles
One of the primary benefits of this filler is that it can erase lines around the mouth caused by the aging process. It can also be used to erase lines and wrinkles around the mouth caused by years of smoking or extensive sun damage.
It Doesn’t Hurt
Another benefit of Volbella injections is that they don’t hurt at all. As stated above, this formula contains lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic that will numb the treatment area within 15 seconds of injection. Also, if you’d like, we can use a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area before the first injection is even made.
It Is Convenient
Yet another incredible benefit of this treatment is its convenience. To enhance the appearance of your lips and mouth, you should expect a treatment session that lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
However, your session may take closer to 45 minutes if you request the application of a topical numbing cream before your injections are administered. Also, your session will take a little longer if you are also trying to improve other regions of your face, like your cheeks.
What Can I Expect During the Treatment Process?
The first step in the treatment process is coming in for an initial consultation. It is during this consultation that we will verify you qualify for this treatment by discussing your cosmetic goals, determining the cause of your cosmetic concerns, and talking about your health.
Before your injections are administered, we will ensure there is no skin irritation in the treatment area. Then, we will clean the treatment area and apply a topical numbing cream if you wish. Once your skin is prepared for treatment, we will administer the injections. After that, we will discuss your aftercare steps, and you can get back to whatever else you had planned for the day.
What Aftercare Guidelines Must I Follow?
Although there is no downtime, there are a few things you need to do after your treatment to ensure you get the best results possible. If you’re a smoker, you need to refrain from consuming any form of nicotine. Also, you should avoid lying down for four hours after your session is complete. Here are some other post-treatment care guidelines you should follow.
Minimize Heat and Sun Exposure
Protect your skin following your injection session by wearing sunscreen, a brimmed hat, and sunglasses. You will also benefit from moisturizing your lips and mouth and staying hydrated once your session is complete.
Moreover, you should refrain from participating in strenuous exercise for 24 hours following your injection session because too much heat after your treatment will affect your results negatively. Finally, you should keep your treatment area cool by avoiding steam rooms, dry saunas, hot tubs, and steaming hot showers for 24 hours.
How Quickly Can I Expect To See the Results of My Treatment?
You will see an immediate volume increase as soon as your injections are complete. Fine lines may be erased completely and moderate-to-severe lines will look noticeably smoother. However, it may be a couple of weeks before more severe cosmetic concerns are erased.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
The longevity of your results will depend on several factors, including your age and the health of your skin. Typically, the results of this treatment will last for roughly one year. However, your final results will fade away slowly. Therefore, it may be closer to 18 months before you feel the need to come in for a touch-up session. On the other hand, you may want to come in as soon as you notice your final results starting to fade so you can maintain your ideal aesthetic.
What Kind of Dosage Will I Need?
We will advise you on the dosage you will need once we have assessed the severity of your cosmetic concerns. Also, your aesthetic goals will affect the dosage you will require. For example, you will need a smaller dose if you are only looking to correct a small amount of asymmetry. If you want incredibly plump lips, you will need a larger dose.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Yes, your results will look completely natural. We will administer the appropriate dose of filler into several strategic points in your areas of concern to eliminate your wrinkles and volumize your lips without making you look like you’ve had work done.
Also, you can feel confident that your results will look natural because they are derived first from water that was already present in your skin and then from collagen your skin produces naturally. In other words, after this treatment, your skin enhances its own appearance.
What Else Can Juvederm Treat?
Juvederm is an entire line of dermal fillers that extends far beyond Volbella. Here’s a closer look at some of the benefits you can get from Juvederm injections.
Voluma is an incredibly popular Juvederm formula designed to enhance the appearance of the midface. Usually, it is used to restore volume to the apple of the cheek. However, it can also be used to lift sagging cheek skin, enhance the appearance of the undereye region, and recontour the cheekbone region.
Typically, the results of Juvederm Voluma injections last for around two years. The results of Voluma last longer than the results of Volbella because the hyaluronic acid molecules in Voluma are far larger and heavier than the hyaluronic acid molecules used in other formulas. To extend the longevity of your results, you should wear sunscreen diligently and stay hydrated.
Can This Filler Be Combined With Botox?
Yes, this injectable dermal filler can be performed in conjunction with Botox. In fact, they are perfect complements. As noted above, this filler only treats volume loss-related concerns. If you have lines, wrinkles, and folds caused by overactive muscles, you will need Botox injections to achieve your desired appearance.
Achieve the Luscious Lips You Desire
With injectable dermal fillers, including Volbella, it is easy to achieve your desired aesthetic. This filler may be right for you if you are at least 22 years old, you want to volumize your lips and erase lines around your mouth, and you’re not allergic to lidocaine. To find out for sure whether you qualify for this treatment, reach out to us today at Laser Skin Solutions Jacksonville in Jacksonville Beach, FL to schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you and tailor a treatment plan to help you achieve all of your beauty goals.