Volbella® Beverly Hills
Our lips are among the first places to show the signs of aging. Loss of volume and definition along with vertical lines that form around the mouth can add years to a person’s appearance. In the past, perioral lines (lines around the mouth) were difficult to treat. Fortunately, Juvederm Volbella, the newest FDA approved lip filler, is now available to enhance the fullness of your lips and reduce perioral lines with subtle, natural-looking results.
At Torkian Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Behrooz Torkian is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He is among the most respected facial cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills, with years of experience in a wide range of dermal fillers. Dr. Torkian performs Volbella injections in Beverly Hills with an elegant and meticulous technique that produces beautiful results for his patients.
What Is Volbella?
Volbella is the newest product in the Juvederm collection of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance that helps retain moisture and softness, delivers nutrients, and adds volume to the skin. Juvederm fillers, including Volbella, are made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid.
The newest member of Juvederm’s injectible gel family, Volbella is designed specifically for lip augmentation and correction of lines around the mouth. Its smaller hyaluronic acid particle size allows for treatment of fine lines without causing a too-full look in delicate areas. This is the perfect product to subtly enhance the lips and fill in fine lines around the mouth with no worry that your lips will look puffy or bulky.
As Volbella is made from hyaluronic acid, there is no need for a skin test before injections. This product uses Vycross technology, an Allegran proprietary filler technology that yields smooth dermal filler products designed to address specific patient concerns.
Do Volbella Injections Hurt?
Part of the beauty of Volbella and other Juvederm fillers is that they are formulated with a small amount of Lidocaine – a local anesthetic designed to reduce pain and discomfort during the procedure. Fine line treatment and lip augmentation with Volbella are relatively painless. You can expect to experience minimal discomfort during the injections. If you have a particularly low pain threshold, numbing cream or ice may be applied to the area before treatment.
How Long Do Volbella Treatments Last?
For most Beverly Hills patients, Vobella injection results last up to one full year after treatment. Longevity of results may be affected by age, diet, skin care, and the overall condition of the skin. A one-month touch up may be recommended to achieve optimal correction and longer lasting results.
How Safe Are Volbella Injections?
As hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the body, Volbella injections are safe for adults. Hyaluronic acid content of the skin diminishes with aging. Volbella restores some of the lost hyaluronic acid to subtly add volume to the lips and the skin in the area around the mouth.
What Is Recovery Like after Volbella Injections?
Recovery is minimal and you can return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure. You may experience mild tenderness, redness, and swelling, which should subside within a few weeks after the procedure. It is best to limit sun exposure and refrain from extreme exercise within the first 24 hours after treatment.
Benefits of Volbella Treatment
Loss of volume and lines around the mouth can make you look and feel older. Our Beverly Hills Volbella injectable mixture is a smooth, injectible gel containing its own anesthetic that can be used effectively to:
- Increase volume and fullness of the lips
- Define the lip border
- Enhance the appearance of the Cupid’s bow
- Soften and fill in vertical lines around the mouth
- Reduce the appearance of marionette lines (from the lip corners to the chin)
Vobella injections produce long-lasting, natural-looking results, without bulkiness or puffiness in the delicate mouth area. Patients can see dramatic improvement in wrinkle reduction and lip volume, with soft, subtle results.
At Torkian Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, our patients benefit from Dr. Torkian’s artistry with Volbella and other dermal fillers and his ability to safely produce beautiful results with very small amounts of injections. If you are ready to increase the fullness of your lips or soften your “smoker’s lines,” contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Torkian to discuss treatments of Volbella in Beverly Hills.