Volbella (Juvederm® Volbella)

Introduction
Juvederm® Volbella is a hyaluronic acid soft tissue filler which received FDA approval in May of 2016 for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids in adults over the age of 21. Juvederm® Volbella is part of the Vycross Juvederm family which includes Juvederm Voluma. Volbella has a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid compared to Voluma which allows for fine correction along with long duration, minimal swelling, and smooth lifting affects characteristic of the patented Vycross gel technology.

Dr. Liu is a recognized expert in Volbella treatment techniques, training other physicians through the Allergan Facial Aesthetic Training Programs and P.A.L.E.T.T.E. Live Injection Training Programs for advanced techniques.

 

What can Volbella improve?
Volbella is excellent for the FDA indications of lip and perioral lines treatment. In addition, Dr. Liu has utilized Volbella in several other areas of the face including the tear trough (undereye shadow), forehead lines, smile lines, marionette lines, nose contouring to name a few.

 

EXAMPLES OF VOLBELLA RESULTS

Left Photo-Pt desire bit more fullness to her lips with a natural look and feel; minor sagging of face.

 

 

Right Photo-Very small amounts of Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Ultra to cheek, smile lines, and marionette lines. Lip fullness improved using single syringe of Juvederm Volbella.

*actual patient case of Dr. Liu©

 

Left Photo-Upper and lower lip before treatment demonstrating a slightly blunted lip border and some lack of fullness in body of lip.

 

 

Right Photo-Juvederm Volbella to the body of the lip providing a natural improvement in fullness; injection was not done to the lip border to avoid an overfilled appearance of the lip border ("duck lips")

*actual patient case of Dr. Liu©

 

Photos to Left -45 degree view of lips after Juvederm Volbella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos to Left -Profile view of lips after Juvederm

*actual patient case of Dr. Liu©

 

Left Photo-Deep Forehead Lines. Botox in past not effective.

 

Right Photo-Juvederm® Volbella injected same day into forehead and frown lines.

Small amount of Botox was injected into the corrugator muscles. Effect not seen yet, but will soften the notched thickened muscle above her eyebrow.

*actual patient case of Dr. Liu©

 

Left Photo-Crease in frown area, does not improve with Botox treatment.

 

 

Right Photo-Juvederm® Volbella injected to line and corrected nearly 100%

*actual patient case of Dr. Liu©

 

Left Photo-Very deep horizontal frown crease

 

 

Right Photo-Juvederm® Volbella injected to line and corrected nearly 100%

*actual patient case of Dr. Liu©

 

 

Is Volbella safe?
Volbella is derived from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring water molecule which is identical across animal species. The incidence of allergic reactions or permanent side effects is extremely rare. The Juvederm family of soft tissue fillers has been used safely and effectively for decades. Most importantly, patients can feel reassured that if an unusual reaction or undesirable results should occur, Volbella can be painlessly and rapidly removed by dissolving the material with a fluid-based enzyme, which is very rarely done.

 

Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is very well tolerated with use of prescription strength topical anesthetic cream and/or ice. Patients report none to minor discomfort and/or pressure.

 

Is there downtime?
Volbella frequently has no downtime or very minimal downtime due to its unique property of stability in volume correction (swelling is minor or nonexistent in almost all cases) and use of very fine needles to avoid bruising.