Full, contoured lips are an essential part of a feminine, youthful look. Not everyone is lucky enough to be born with pouty lips that balance the facial features. However, even those of us who love our lips may see them lose volume and shape over time. With age, the lip border can become less distinct, and slowly, fine lines, radiating outward from the lips, may develop. Traditionally, lip augmentation has been used to improve the shape of the lips, but the long-term commitment means the surgical procedure is not for everyone. More recently, various lip injections, while successful, cannot always bring the desired aesthetic results.
Today, Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery has a new option for women with thin, dull lips. Juvederm Volbella® is an injectable filler, designed specifically for the lips and peri-oral area. In only minutes, the noninvasive treatment can shape the lips for a luscious pout. The plumping power of Volbella® will also fill in frustrating lip lines, sometimes referred to as ‘smoker’s lines’, providing a younger appearance, as well as reducing the tendency for lipstick bleeding.
Juvederm Volbella® can:
- Plump and contour lips
- Eliminate fine lines (Smoker’s Lines) around the lips
- Define lip shape and border
- Balance asymmetrical lips
- Enhance the Cupid’s Bow, or indentation, above the top lip
Volbella® is an innovative dermal filler, utilizing Juvederm’s cutting-edge Vycross® technology. The super smooth filler means easy injections and unsurpassed results. Volbella® is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring substance that creates structure within the tissues by increasing hydration. Over time, the HA boosts the body’s production of collagen, meaning long-lasting results. Juvederm Volbella® can bring beautiful lips that last up to 12 months.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a safe and effective way to improve the shape and definition of the lips, Volbella® is an excellent choice for almost everyone. Juvederm Volbella® is safe for men and women over 21, of all skin types and ethnicities. However, anyone with an allergy to lidocaine or gram-positive bacteria, with a history of scarring, as well as women who are pregnant or breast feeding, should avoid the treatment. Side effects are minor, and can include temporary redness, bruising, and itching. Volbella® has a lower HA content than other fillers, meaning less swelling after treatment. More serious complications, such as excessive bleeding, infection, and nerve damage are rare.
Volbella® in Houston
Dr. Paul Vitenas brings Houston area patients more than 25 years of aesthetic experience. To find out if Juvederm Volbella® is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Vitenas by calling Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.484.0088. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will perform a physical evaluation to determine the right lip enhancement treatment for your individual needs.
Volbella ® FAQs
What is Volbella®?
Juvederm Volbella® is a hyaluronic acid filler, created specifically to plump the lips, enhance lip borders, and smooth lip lines.
Who is a candidate for Volbella®?
The ideal candidate for Volbella® will be over 21, in generally good health, frustrated with small, flat lips. Potential patients should understand the Volbella® treatment and have realistic expectations for their final results.
Where is the Volbella® treatment performed?
Dr. Vitenas performs all of his Volbella® injections in one of his private treatment rooms at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, located on the corner of Richmond Avenue and Drexel Avenue in Houston.
Are Volbella® injections painful?
Juvederm Volbella® is not considered painful, although patients can expect a slight pinch during each injection. Premixed with a local anesthetic, lidocaine, the lips are lightly numbed with each Volbella® injection.
Is anesthesia used with a Volbella® treatment?
No anesthesia is necessary for Volbella® injections. The lip filler is premixed with lidocaine for patient comfort.
How long does a treatment with Volbella® take?
A Volbella® session will take from 15-30 minutes.
When can I see the results from Volbella®?
Patients can note immediate results from their Volbella® injections. Over the next several months, as the HA gel holds in moisture and encourages the body’s collagen production, the lips will continue to look smooth and plump.
How long do the results of Volbella® last?
Volbella® is a long-lasting lip filler. The results can be seen immediately, and will last for up to a full year.
When will I be able to return to work or school after a Volbella® treatment?
No downtime is required after injections with Juvederm Volbella®. Patients are free to resume their normal activities the same afternoon, including work, school, and exercise.
What are the possible risks of Volbella®?
Volbellaâ has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a safe and dependable method for plumping and contouring the lips. Pin point bleeding, bruising, and tenderness are common, but quickly resolve. More serious complications, such as nerve damage, infection, or asymmetry, are rare.
How much does Volbella® cost?
The exact cost of each Volbella® session will vary according to the extent of correction. The cost for one syringe starts at $500.00. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Vitenas will determine the specific cost of an upcoming Volbella treatment.
Is it possible to finance my Volbella® session?
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery accepts cash and all major credit cards. For patient convenience, we also offer medical financing through CareCredit. Speak with a patient coordinator for more information on how to pay for your upcoming Volbella® lip enhancement.