While facial plastic surgery can work wonders for the appearance of a person’s lips, our Ottawa, ON plastic surgery centre is proud to offer Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections as an effective non-surgical solution. Juvederm® VOLBELLA® is just one of many options available in the Juvederm® family of cosmetic injectables.
Juvederm® VOLBELLA® is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler injection used to treat the lips. The Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections can be used to add volume to the lips themselves or to reduce the appearance and prominence of vertical lip lines and wrinkles around the mouth (perioral rhytids or perioral lines).
Like other dermal fillers, Juvederm® VOLBELLA® works by adding volume and plumpness to the injection site. This added volume leads to less visible wrinkles and fuller, prettier lips.
Since Juvederm® VOLBELLA® is hyaluronic acid-based, the injectable has a low likelihood of causing allergic reactions and other adverse effects.
Good candidates for Juvederm® VOLBELLA® are people who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their lips or who suffer from unwanted lines and wrinkles around the mouth. They should ideally be at least 21 years old and have realistic expectations about the nature of the treatment process.
While most people should be able to undergo Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections without experiencing adverse side effects, it’s important that people with severe allergies avoid Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections. This is a safety precaution to avoid adverse reactions to the product. Your candidacy for Juvederm® VOLBELLA® will be carefully considered during the consultation process.
The injection procedure for Juvederm® VOLBELLA® is very straightforward. Patients will come to the practice and receive severally carefully placed injections of Juvederm® VOLBELLA® around the lips or into the lips. Local anesthetic is used to minimize discomfort. Cosmetic specialists work carefully to ensure proper distribution of the Juvederm® VOLBELLA®.
The overall treatment time required for Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections is about 30 minutes.
The side effects of Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections are minor and resolve within a few days after treatment. Some common side effects include:
If these side effects persist after a few days or become worse after a day or so, be sure to consult your facial cosmetics specialist so these issues can be addressed in a timely fashion.
The overall results of Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections can be quite stunning. Patients who get Juvederm® VOLBELLA® to enhance their lips experience a subtle increase in volume and shape that looks totally natural. When Juvederm® VOLBELLA® is used to treat lip lines, patients experience smooth, wrinkle-free skin, making them look much younger.
Juvederm® VOLBELLA® results can last up to 1 year, with patients experiencing the benefits of fuller lips and fewer wrinkles. Repeat Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections can be performed after a year to extend the results of treatment. When subsequent Juvederm® VOLBELLA® injections are performed, less Juvederm® VOLBELLA® is required to achieve the results.
For more information about Juvederm® VOLBELLA® and whether or not it’s the right option for you and your needs, be sure to contact a facial surgery and skin care specialist today. Dr. Peter Brownrigg will help you make the most ideal decisions with regard to your appearance and treatment options.