Volbella® in Albuquerque
Get Fuller Lips and Fewer Wrinkles
Known for its popular dermal fillers that temporarily add volume to the face, Allergan added a new product to its lineup in 2016: Juvederm Volbella®. Albuquerque's Western Dermatology Consultants offers the injectable for patients who want fuller lips, as well as to smooth out wrinkles that form around the mouth.
The hyaluronic-based filler works by adding volume to the area where it's injected, generating natural, youthful-looking results that can last for a year. Whether patients want plumper lips, smoother skin, or both, Volbella® can help. The filler is ideal for adults who have noticed their lips thinning over time, have seen vertical wrinkles develop above their lips, or who have had thin lips throughout their life and want to make a change.
How Volbella® Works
Allergan uses a refined manufacturing process to cross link hyaluronic acid molecules, creating a stable gel. Since hyaluronic acid is well suited for retaining water, the gel restores moisture along with volume, immediately rounding out the skin. Hyaluronic acid concentrations in Volbella® are lower than in other fillers, which makes the gel especially soft and smooth. Its consistency is ideal for subtle results that appear natural, since it flows easily where injected and does not create an "overly done" look.
The filler is absorbed over time, a safe process that gradually returns the skin to its pre-injection appearance. Patients who want to maintain their subtly volumized lips and reduced vertical lip lines can get a new Volbella® injection when the results have diminished after 12 months. Studies have shown that patients who get multiple injections over time require less of the filler to achieve the same results.
Volbella® Treatment Details
Volbella® is injected with a fine needle and contains lidocaine to minimize pain at the injection site. A treatment session can take a matter of minutes, with results visible as soon as the injections are made. The immediate effect will reduce slightly in the days after a treatment, and any redness or swelling at the injection site should resolve on its own over the course of the following days.
More Than Volbella®
Western Dermatology Consultants offers a variety of dermal fillers beyond Volbella® to help patients enjoy the cosmetic benefits of added volume. Available products include other members of Allergan's filler line—Juvederm® for nasolabial folds and frown lines, and Voluma® for cheek contouring—as well as Restylane® and Perlane® for correcting moderate to severe wrinkles.
Another wrinkle-smoothing injectable option is BOTOX®, which temporarily relaxes muscles in the forehead and to the sides of the eyes that cause dynamic wrinkles to form there.
Other skin-rejuvenating treatments include Thermage®, which uses radiofrequency energy to tighten lax skin; chemical peels, which remove the outermost layer to expose younger and fresher skin beneath; and microdermabrasion, which stimulates natural collagen production. Discover which is best for your needs with help and guidance from the Western Dermatology Consultants team.