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Your mouth has a lot to say about you. And we’re not just talking about the words that pass between your lips! Your lips themselves are a big part of your overall image. Through the aging process, our lips may begin to lose volume and develop lines and wrinkles.
Through the use of Volbella, the providers at Cosmetic Surgery Associates can help increase volume and shape in the lips or restore a sense of youthfulness to the face. Our physicians have helped thousands of patients receive the age-defying results that they desire safely and effectively! To learn more about this advanced injectable treatment, please contact our Maryland office and schedule a complimentary consultation.
About Volbella Facial Rejuvenation
This injectable is completely safe and can be used routinely to maintain results.
There have been a number of cosmetic techniques developed to address lip rejuvenation and augmentation, and one of the more recent of these is Volbella. Cosmetic Surgery Associates is proud to be offering Volbella, a dermal filler made from a hyaluronic acid solution. When injected into the lips, it is designed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles surrounding the lips, as well as to increase the volume of the lips for a more pronounced, fuller appearance. The ingredients that make up Volbella are incredibly safe and have been FDA-approved with results that last up 6-8 months.
To learn more about this injectable and the others that are offered at Cosmetic Surgery Associates, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation.
How Volbella Works
Volbella is an injectable that can be used for lip augmentation procedures. This hyaluronic acid-based solution can provide various treatments for lip enhancement, as listed below:
- Shifting lip contours
- Adjusting mouth symmetry
- Increasing volume in the lips
- Anti-aging effects for wrinkles and lines
This smooth, gel-like substance is deposited either in or around the lips, providing a subtle but noticeable improvement to the unwanted effects of aging. The texture of this filler allows for very natural-looking results that last. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, so it doesn’t pose any threat of allergic reaction and is broken down by the body’s metabolism naturally. Volbella will remain in the lips for up to 6-8 months, after which patients will need recurrent treatment to maintain long-lasting results.
There are a few main qualifications for those who want to have the Volbella treatment. Coming in for a consultation will help our physicians determine which treatment is best for you. Good candidates for Volbella treatments should be:
- At least 21 years or older
- Looking to enhance the shape and size of lips
- Minimize the effects of aging on the face
- Reduce lines and wrinkles surrounding the lips
- Correct asymmetry in the lips
Good candidates for Volbella treatments should be in good health and have no allergies to any of the ingredients in Volbella. It is also important that patients have realistic expectations and discuss any concerns with the physician prior to undergoing the treatment. Volbella injections last for up to a year for most patients, and you can undergo repeated sessions to keep the youthful, vibrant lips you desire. To find out if you are a good candidate for this innovative injectable, please contact our office and request a complimentary consultation.
Unlike many other dermal fillers, which can be applied to numerous areas around the face, Volbella is specifically designed to treat aging lips and lines or wrinkles around the mouth. It is most commonly used to address vertical lines along the lips. Variations of this solution’s product line may be effective for other facial regions, but Volbella itself is going to produce the best results just on or around the mouth.
Volbella Treatment Process
Volbella injections take around 30 minutes to perform, depending on the amount of treatment needed and is done as an outpatient procedure, requiring no downtime. Patients often schedule their treatment in on their lunch break or in-between running errands and then to their normal routine immediately afterward without skipping a beat.
The physician will begin the treatment by cleaning the target area around the mouth or lips. The injection contains a small amount of a local anesthetic which will numb the injection site and relieve any discomfort. Previous patients have reported that the injections feel similar to a light pinching sensation.
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In your consultation, your physician will determine any potential allergies you have and whether any Volbella ingredients might conflict with those.
There is no downtime necessary following the Volbella injections, and aftercare is incredibly simple. Mild irritation, bruising, and swelling may be present but should subside quickly. If discomfort persists or worsens, please contact Cosmetic Surgery Associates to schedule a follow-up examination. It is recommended that you avoid direct sunlight for the first few days after treatment, stay in areas of cool or moderate temperatures (and avoid excessive heat), and don’t engage in strenuous activities or exercise during this time.
Your results will last up to one year, after which you will be able to return to our office for routine maintenance. Undergoing recurrent treatment will ensure the longevity of your results.
Alternative & Additional Treatments
During your consultation, we will work directly with you to develop a treatment plan that will be beneficial to your needs. In some cases, you can combine several different facial rejuvenation treatments to further your anti-aging results. Combining multiple treatments will help to save you time and efforts, providing you with the results you want after one single visit. The various treatments that patients typically combine with Volbella are listed as follows:
Botox is a popular injection treatment that paralyzes the muscles (temporarily) around the mouth, which forces them to relax and minimizes the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This smooths out the skin and keeps lines from worsening over time.
There are a growing number of dermal fillers and alternative cosmetic treatments available for the lips and around the mouth. A few that are hyaluronic acid-based include Juvederm Ultra, Belotero Balance, and Restylane. These mainly differ in the strength of the formula and the duration of the results, as well as the cost involved. They also are categorized according to their thickness and particle sizes, which specializes each one towards specific body areas.
Facial Fat Transfer
This surgical cosmetic procedure takes fat tissue from around the body and transplants it into the lips or surrounding tissue to achieve a fuller, firmer, smoother appearance. This does require incisions, anesthetics, and a longer, more involved recovery period, and may not be the best choice for all patients.
The Cosmetic Surgery Associates believes its patients deserve as many options as possible to fulfill their cosmetic enhancement needs. We’re here to help you achieve your goals, no matter what they may be! This is one of the main reasons why you will need to meet for a consultation before having Volbella procedures performed on your lips. To find out more about Volbella and the other facial rejuvenation treatments that we offer, schedule a consultation today!
Patients seeking Volbella treatment will be able to learn more about the injectable and its treatment process during their consultation with one of our physicians at Cosmetic Surgery Associates.
During the consultation, you will meet with one of our highly trained and knowledgeable providers who will review your individual case and the expectations that you have for the treatment. The doctor will ask you about your medical history, medications, and underlying conditions if any. He will also perform an examination to ensure that Volbella injections will provide you with your desired results.
At the time of the appointment, you will also have time to ask any questions you may have about Volbella and the injection process.
- How quickly should I expect results from my Volbella session?
- Will I need any local anesthetics and will there be any residual pain?
- How long will the results last?
- Am I able to undergo multiple Volbella treatments?
- Are there any special recovery procedures with Volbella?
- Will Volbella keep me from any of my normal routines? If so, for how long?
If you are deemed a good candidate for Volbella treatments, you will be able to schedule your treatment or even receive treatment on the same day. Please contact our office today and schedule a complimentary consultation!
The cost of Volbella is based on the specifics of your treatment. Dr. Jabs, Dr. Magge, or Dr. Richards will determine this based on the syringes of Volbella needed and the number of sessions required to complete your treatment. During your initial consultation, you will work with the physician to determine a treatment plan based on your exact needs. Contact Cosmetic Surgery Associates today to schedule a consultation and receive a custom Volbella quote.
Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers