Dr. Supriya Tomar is a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology, which is dedicated to the high-quality and personalized skin care of Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach County residents. Dr. Tomar proudly offers Juvederm Volbella® treatments to local residents who desire a fuller pout and a more youthful appearance around the mouth area. Volbella® XC is an FDA-approved treatment and one of the latest developments from Allergan, the maker of Juvederm® products, and it’s the first and only treatment of its kind that can enhance the lips and soften the appearance of lip lines for up to 12 months.
What is Volbella®?
Volbella® is an innovative cosmetic filler that’s specifically designed to rejuvenate the lips and mouth area. This injectable filler enhances lip volume, improves the lip contours, and softens the appearance of fine lines and depressions near the corners of the mouth.
Volbella® is manufactured much like Voluma®, another volumizing filler from Allergan, using Allergan’s patented Vycross™ technology. This advanced fabrication process results in a smoother, gel-like formulation that delivers natural-looking, consistent results that last for up to a year. This unique formulation also contains a small amount of lidocaine, which minimizes discomfort during and after the procedure.
What distinguishes Volbella® from other cosmetic injectables is its unique formulation that was specifically developed to address cosmetic concerns around the mouth area. The filler’s smooth, gel-like consistency provides subtle results, leaving the lips soft to the touch and more natural-looking in appearance.
How do I know I can trust Volbella® with my smile?
Volbella® is a hyaluronic filler, much like other Juvederm® products, that is comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body. The hyaluronic acid in Volbella® gives it a smoother, gel-like consistency, which allows the product to gently enhance the lips and soften the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. The Vycross™ technology used to formulate Volbella® gives it a lower hydrophilic composition, which also contributes to the subtle, natural-looking results patients often achieve with this product. Dr. Tomar administers this gel-like filler using an ultra-fine needle to prevent overfilling and ensure accurate results. Volbella® also has one of the highest satisfaction rates out of all injectable fillers, with more than 98% of patients reporting that their cosmetic goals have been achieved following the product’s injection.
How long does Volbella® last?
The longevity of Volbella® is another factor that sets it apart from other injectable cosmetics. More than 80 percent of patients who’ve undergone Volbella® injections report complete satisfaction with maintaining the improvements in their appearance for up to 12 months after the initial treatment.
What can Volbella® lip injections do for you?
- Soften the appearance of vertical lines that surround the lips
- Shape and define the outline of the lips
- Add volume and fullness to the lips
- Enhance the cupid’s bow of the upper lip
- Fill in the “marionette lines” that extend from the corners of the mouth down to the chin
What should I expect before Volbella® treatment?
Dr. Tomar will discuss your aesthetic goals during a personal consultation before your treatment. She will go over your treatment options, answer all of your questions, and make a final decision as to whether Volbella® injections are right for you. She may inject several syringes of the product throughout your treatment if needed. You may experience slight discomfort during the first injection, but the feeling should subside as the lidocaine in the Volbella® formulation begins to take effect. Treatment sessions usually last no more than 20 minutes.
What should I do after Volbella® treatment?
Dr. Tomar will apply an ice pack to the treatment area after your treatment session to reduce any post-treatment swelling or redness. She may also recommend Arnica supplements to facilitate the healing process. Patients should refrain from makeup and direct sun exposure for at least 12 hours following Volbella® injections. Most patients experience zero downtime and are free to resume their normal daily activities immediately after treatment.
Will Volbella® injections hurt?
The smooth consistency of products such as Volbella® that are created using VYCROSS™ technology allows Dr. Tomar to inject them with ease and precision. Additionally, each Volbella® syringe contains approximately 0.3 percent of lidocaine, which reduces discomfort at the injection site and makes the overall experience much more comfortable.
Will there be swelling after Volbella®?
Mild swelling and bruising are common side effects of most injectable cosmetic treatments, but Volbella’s lower water absorption rate results in less swelling in comparison to other injectable fillers. Most patients experience a short, quick recovery, and any swelling or bruising should last no more than a few days. Adverse reactions to Volbella® injections are extremely rare, given the product’s high concentration of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring in the body.
Can Volbella® treatments be combined with other treatments?
Combining Volbella® with other cosmetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing, can actually enhance the product’s results. Dr. Tomar will discuss the possibility of combining Volbella® with other treatment options during your consultation and determine if additional treatments are necessary to achieve your desired outcome.
How Much Does Volbella® Cost?
Most insurance providers won’t cover the costs of injectable dermal fillers since they are considered to be elective, so Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing options via CareCredit® to make the treatment affordable. Cash, checks, and major credit cards are also accepted.
If you live in Jupiter, West Palm Beach or Palm Beach County and are interested in Volbella®, please contact Supriya Aesthetic Dermatology at 561-529-4966 to find out more.