Volbella Overview

If you’re unhappy about the wrinkles on your lips, around your mouth or under your eyes, even though you’ve tried various treatments, then the newest addition to the Juvéderm family of facial volumizers, Volbella, might be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Juvéderm Volbella uses a new, patented hyaluronic acid (HA) formula developed by the product’s manufacturer Allergan as an effective lip enhancement treatment. Called Vycross, it is a proprietary technology that reduces the filler’s water absorption, which means less swelling than other HA products without this revolutionary technology. Studies also indicate longer lasting results, as well.

The Volbella gel is incredibly smooth and contains the numbing agent lidocaine, which reduces the already-mild tingling or stinging sensation that many patients experience with each lip enhancement or wrinkle-smoothing injection. Compared to other dermal fillers, Volbella has a thinner, softer consistency, which makes it ideal for adding natural-looking and feeling volume to the delicate lip area. Additionally, the formula is thin and soft enough to effectively treat under eye concerns, such as dark circles, under eye bags, or hollows.

Juvéderm Volbella can produce results lasting a full 12 months, which means that this lip augmentation or wrinkle smoothing treatment is very cost-effective.

Since being introduced in Paris in 2014, Juvéderm Volbella has received rave reviews from patients and doctors alike, creating a buzz that has steadily been building. It reached another level on June 1, 2016 when it was approved by the FDA for lip enhancement.

Fortunately, for residents of San Diego and throughout Southern California, the newest injectable wrinkle treatment Juvéderm Volbella is available at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology now, several months before it hits the U.S. market as a whole.

Infographic about injectables and what to know before you get the procedure done

What to Expect

Volbella XC was designed mainly as a lip enhancement and under eye filler. As we age, we lose volume in our skin, which results in wrinkles, lines, and creases, especially on the face. Around the mouth, your lips thin out and lose definition around their borders. Furthermore, marionette lines develop and smoker’s lines form.

The Juvéderm Volbella lip enhancement filler takes care of it all with results that look natural, such as:

  • Smoothing perioral lines (aka smoker’s lines), the vertical lines that form around the lips, usually due to pursing your lips frequently
  • Plumping marionette lines (the lines leading from the edge of your lips to your chin)
  • Correcting the downturn of the corners of your lips that gives you the appearance of a permanent frown
  • Enhancing your cupid’s bow (the dip, or “M,” in the center of your upper lip)
  • Adding contour to your lips by accentuating the vermillion border (the outline of your lips)

Treatment for Under the Eyes

If you have bags under your eyes due to loss of skin volume, you know how impossible it is to use makeup to cover up your drooping lower eyelids. You appear tired and even unhealthy. Use of the Juvéderm Volbella injectable helps to enhance this area by lifting it through improved volume and fullness. The results can be spectacular – your face looks fresher and rejuvenated.

Potential Side Effects

As with many dermatological treatments in SD, side effects of Volbella lip enhancement fillers are to be expected, though they are normally mild and temporary. Such side effects at the injection point of Volbella include the following:

  •    Swelling
  •    Redness
  •    Itching
  •    Bruising
  •    Pain or soreness
  •    Small bumps
  •    Discoloration

These should dissipate within a week, but if they don’t make sure to contact the Volbella experts at Cosmetic Laser Surgery in San Diego.

What are the Benefits?

There are countless reasons to choose Juvéderm Volbella when considering skin care and lip enhancement fillers. Just a few of these reasons include:

  •    Effective treatment of wrinkles
  •    Subtle lip enhancement
  •    Less pain
  •    Results that look more natural
  •    Faster recovery time
  •    Longer-lasting results
  •    Maintaining results once a year, keeping more money in your pocket
  •    Few side effects (usually short-lived)
  •    Virtually no downtime
  •    Silky, irresistible lips

Be aware that Volbella, while very effective at defining and smoothing the contours of your lip lines, will not give your lips volume or plumpness, as other fillers do. If you want subtle smoothing of your mouth wrinkles and lip enhancement, consider Juvéderm Voluma.

Learn more about hyaluronic acid fillers at WebMD.com.


Actual un-retouched patient before and after Volbella injections to add fullness to the lip by Dr. Wu. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Volbella injections to augment the lips by Dr. Wu
Actual un-retouched patient before and after Sculptra, IPL, Volbella, Clear + Brilliant and Dysport for facial rejuvenation by Dr. Fabi. Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed. Before and after Sculptra, IPL, Volbella, Clear + Brilliant and Dysport for facial rejuvenation by Dr. Fabi


Volbella Lip Injections with Dr. Fabi
Volbella Lip Filler Injections (0:58)
Volbella Injections to the Neck by Dr. Boen

Other Options

In addition to Volbella, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology offers the full line of Juvederm fillers which can help address lip lines, under the eyes as well as improve the lips and mid-face volume loss. Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today for more information.


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