A member of the Juvéderm family of products, Volbella is an FDA-approved injection used to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of “smoker’s lines” around the mouth. It may also be used to fill pitted acne scarring in the face. Unlike other fillers, Volbella blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which allows it to create subtle volume that lasts for up to a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Volbella can sometimes cause this kind of swelling in the lip area when used directly into the lips and not the lines around it. The swelling generally takes about a week to settle down, and I would recommend ice and sleeping with your head elevated. Please consult one of our practitioners for the best cosmetic results.
I think it’s possible to achieve very natural, beautiful results with both Volbella and Restylane Silk in the perioral lines. Volbella has a slight edge. It has a very soft, malleable product, and it fills in superficial lines without adding significant volume or projection to the lip. That said, Volbella may not provide enough support to fill in deeper wrinkles.
Ultimately, the injector and the analysis of the tear trough is the most important. Volbella can be used safely and effectively in the tear trough, like many others, it’s more a matter of what’s best for the deformity being treated and the technique that should dictate the choice of injectable.
Volbella is FDA approved to last up to one year. In reality, each patient is different. I would expect the filler to typically last about nine months to a little longer than a year.
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