Allergan has introduced Volbella to its Juvederm family of anti-aging facial injections – and it’s currently available at Dr. Sean Doherty’s plastic surgery practice in downtown Boston and Brookline, MA.
Volbella is an FDA-approved injection that can help smooth away the appearance of aging lip wrinkles around the mouth (perioral lines). Volbella was created for lip augmentation. Volbella is made with Allergan’s proprietary Vycross™ technology, which increases the product’s durable while creating a more enhanced and natural appearance.
Volbella is suitable for patients who want subtle and smooth lip volumization, as well as the minimization of lip lines and wrinkles. There’s no trout mouth associated with this treatment; everything is subtle, natural-looking, and designed to take years off of your appearance.
Additionally, Volbella is less hydrophilic than other fillers, meaning there’s less swelling associated with injections. Volbella can also be used around the eyes in cases where volumization is needed. Results from Volbella injections typically last up to 12 months.
Learn more about Volbella injections with Dr. Doherty by requesting a consultation here.
What Makes Juvederm Vobella different?
Volbella is Allergan’s first filler that is designed specifically for the lips. The gel was developed with Vycross™ technology, which gives it a smooth and natural feel when injected.
Does Volbella provide a natural result?
Yes! Volbella has been used for several years in Canada and Europe or lip augmentation with great success in patients who were looking for natural lip fullness. Volbella was approved by the FDA in the US in 2016.
How is Volbella injected?
Volbella is injected in a similar fashion to the other Juvederm products. An ultra-fine needle is used. The gel is injected into and around the lips to provide smoothness and youthful volume.
Is the injection painful?
Juvederm Volbella contains Lidocaine (numbing medicine) to help with patient comfort during the injection. In addition, Dr. Doherty applies topical numbing cream and ice prior to Volbella lip injections to decrease the discomfort.
Who is a good candidate for Volbella injections?
Healthy patients who are over 21 that seek natural smooth full lips should request a Volbella consultation. Dr. Doherty will perform a full consultation prior to any injection to determine if any patients have any specific risks on contraindications to injections. Patients should not be pregnant, breast feeding, going to become pregnant or take any medicines that thin their blood. Patients who get cold sores around their mouth should discuss taking an anti-viral prior to any lip injections. Volbella patients should expect to be minimally swollen for 24-36 hours after the injection.