As we get older, the lips may become thin and lose their youthful definition. Even those lucky enough to be born with a full pout can notice their lips deflate over time. Fine lines, sometimes referred to as ‘smoker’s lines’, result from years of repetitive lip movements, and can add years onto the appearance. Up until recently, the only option available for thinning lips was an augmentation procedure, although not everyone is ready for the long-term commitment of implants. While traditional dermal fillers can also be beneficial in plumping the lips, they are not always successful at achieving the desired results. Today, however, the Choe Center in Virginia Beach offers women and men a cutting-edge option in lip enhancement: Juvederm Volbella®.
Volbella® is the newest dermal filler from the Juvederm family of products, uniquely designed for the lips and peri-oral area. Composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), Volbella® immediately plumps the lips, while kick-starting the body’s collagen production for extended results. Right away, patients can see better definition and fuller, more contoured lips.
Juvederm Volbella® can:
- Plump the upper and lower lip
- Create defined lip borders
- Erase fine lip lines
- Provide lip volume for up to 12 months
Volbella® is a technologically advanced filler, created using Juvederm’s patented Vycross™ technology. Containing a low concentration HA gel, this one-of-a-kind formula takes in less water than traditional fillers, meaning that Volbella® injections have less chance for post-op swelling. The smooth, creamy formula provides for an easy injection and consistent results. As Volbella®’s HA works with the body to encourage collagen production, the benefits will last for a full year.
Prior to scheduling your Volbella® injections at the Choe Center, a personalized consultation will be arranged. At this time, Dr. Choe will explain the lip enhancement process. He will then perform a brief evaluation of the lip area, and review your medical history. If Volbella® is determined to be the best option for lip rejuvenation, a personalized treatment plan will be created. During this appointment, Dr. Choe will also take a moment to explain any other, complimentary procedures, such as Botox Cosmetic, laser skin resurfacing, or Ultherapy, which can assist in providing overall facial rejuvenation.
All Volbella® injections are administered in a comfortable Choe Center treatment room. As Volbella® is premixed with lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, the treatment is not painful. With each injection, the lips will be numbed. However, additional topical anesthetics are available for patient comfort, as needed. A Volbella® session will take less than 30 minutes, from start to finish. With no downtime required, patients can get right back to their daily routine.
Why choose Juvederm Volbella ® from the Choe Center?
Dr. Kyle S. Choe is a double board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, with more than more than 12 years of aesthetic experience. Founder of the Choe Center in Virginia Beach, Dr. Choe specializes cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face and neck. By focusing on natural-looking, proportionate results, Dr. Choe strives to compliment the appearance instead of change it. He is committed to providing safe and satisfying results, custom tailored to the specific needs of the individual patient. With extensive training in innovative, noninvasive techniques and cutting-edge injectibles. Dr. Choe’s Volbella® injections bring patients unmatched lip enhancement results.
The Ideal Candidate for Volbella®:
Juvederm Volbella® is intended for patients over the age of 21, unhappy with the look of their lips. Men and women with thin, deflating, or small lips, or noting diminishing lip borders, can make an excellent candidate for the noninvasive technique. Volbella® is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. The ideal patient will be in overall good health and hold a general understanding of the lip filler process, as well as have reasonable expectations for their final results. Anyone with a known allergy to lidocaine or gram-positive bacteria, or a history of hypertrophic scarring, may not be right for Volbella®. Additionally, women who are pregnant or nursing may be encouraged to postpone their Volbella® treatment.
Side Effects and Risks of Volbella®:
Juvederm Volbella® is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe method for plumping the lips and eliminating lip lines. Common side effects from Volbella® include redness, tenderness, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising. However, these issues normally resolve over the first few days. More serious complications are rare, but can include asymmetry, infection, and scarring. Patients are encouraged to only use the services of an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Choe and the talented aesthetic staff at the Choe Center.
Youthful, Plump Lips in Virginia Beach:
If you are unhappy with thin, deflated lips, or have started to notice the appearance of frustrating lip lines, then it may be time to schedule a lip enhancement consultation. Contact the Choe Center at 757.389.5850 to find out more about the long-lasting benefits of noninvasive Juvederm Volbella®. Our Virginia Beach office is conveniently located close to Suffolk, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Newport News. If you will be traveling from outside of the immediate area, please speak with a patient coordinator for driving directions or reservation assistance.
Juvederm Volbella® FAQs:
Am I a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella®?
An ideal candidate for Volbella® will be unhappy with the shape or volume of their lips, or beginning to notice the appearance of lip lines. Potential patients should be over 21 and hold realistic expectations for their results.
Where are Volbella® injections administered?
All Volbella® injections are administered in a private, comfortable treatment at the Choe Center in Virginia Beach.
How long does a Volbella® session take at the Choe Center?
Volbella® injections will take less than half an hour.
Are Volbella® injections painful?
Volbella® is not considered painful, although patients may feel a pinch or prick during each injection. For patient comfort, Volbella® is premixed with lidocaine, a topical anesthetic.
When can I return to work after my Volbella® injections?
There is no downtime necessary after Volbella® injections, so patients are free to return to work or class immediately after treatment.
What can I expect after my Volbella® injections at the Choe Center?
Common side effects of Volbella® include redness, bruising, and tenderness, although these will quickly resolve. As Volbella® is created from a low concentration HA gel, there is little chance for swelling after the injections.
When will I see results from my Volbella® injections?
Patients can see the benefits of Volbella® injections immediately after treatment. Then, as the HA stimulates the body’s production of collagen, the results will continue for up to 12 months.
Are there any serious risks from Volbella®?
When administered by an experienced provider or plastic surgeon, Volbella® is extremely safe. Serious risks such as infection, scarring, and nerve damage are rare.