As we age, the body’s natural stores of fat and collagen will begin to diminish. Weight fluctuations, illness, and genetic disposition can make these changes especially apparent on the face. Hollow areas under the eyes, sunken cheeks, and diminishing volume around the lips can be seen. Fine lip lines, sometimes referred to as Smoker’s Lines, may develop along the lip border, all adding unwanted years on to the appearance.
The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation’s Dr. Leonard Miller is one of the first plastic surgeons in New England to offer patients an innovative product to significantly improve facial contours: Juvederm Volbella®. The newest dermal filler in the Juvederm family of products, Volbella® will immediately restore volume under the eyes, plump thinning lips, ease fine lip lines, and create definition for diminishing lip borders. Without surgery, downtime, or the risk of serious side-effects, Juvederm Volbella® brings patients a cutting-edge choice for facial enhancement at the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation.
About Juvederm Volbella®
Volbella® is a technologically uniquely filler, created especially to restore volume in the delicate tissues under the eyes and around the mouth. Made using Juvederm’s own Vycross™ technology, Volbella® is a smooth gel, with a low concentration of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), meaning little chance for unexpected swelling. Volbella® works right away, plumping tissues, contouring lips, and restoring lip borders for a youthful appearance. As Volbella® pulls in moisture from surrounding tissues, as well as encourages the natural collagen production, each treatment can last for up to a full year.
Juvederm Volbella® can:
- Restore volume under the eyes
- Plump the lips
- Define diminishing lip borders
- Erase lip lines
- Create a Cupid’s Bow along the top lip
- Enhance volume around the mouth
- Provide results for up to one year
Juvederm Volbella® is applied using a very small needle. Each session is performed in one of Dr. Miller’s private treatment suites, taking less than half an hour. Volbella® is premixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, so the injections are not painful. As each injection is administered, the area is gently numbed for patient comfort, however patients may discuss additional anesthetics with the provider. Volbella®’s smooth gel formula ensures easy injections for meticulous results. As soon as the session is complete, the patient is free to return to their daily activities, without any restrictions.
No downtime is required with Juvederm Volbella®. Work, school, and even exercise can be resumed the same afternoon. Side-effects from Volbella® are mild and fade quickly. These can include slight redness, bruising, tenderness, and pinpoint bleeding. Compared to traditional fillers, Volbella® is formulated with a lower concentration of HA, meaning less chance for unexpected swelling. Complications from Volbella®, such as infection, nodules, or asymmetry, are rare and are best avoided by using a trusted, board certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Miller.
Results from Volbella®
The results from Volbella® are noticeable immediately after application. Volume and contour are significantly improved right away, as Volbella® plumps tissues. Hollow areas below the eyes disappear and frustrating lip lines will diminish. Over the following months, Volbella® will continue to retain moisture in the treatment area, as well as encourage the body’s natural production of collagen, for long-lasting results. Most patients will see the benefits of one Juvederm Volbella® session last for up to 12 months, sometimes longer. At this time, a quick follow-up session with Volbella® can be used to maintain the results.
The Cost of Volbella®
The price of Volbella® will vary according to the treatment area and the individual’s desired results. Before treatment, a one-one-consultation will be scheduled with Dr. Miller. At this time, the exact cost of Volbella® will be determined, and a personalized treatment plan will be created. Juvederm Volbella®, like other cosmetic procedures, is not covered by insurance. The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation wants to make paying easy, so we accept cash and all major credit cards. Healthcare financing is also available through Prosper Healthcare Lending. Prosper Healthcare Lending allows you to apply online and get same day approval for your personal line of healthcare credit.
If you would like more information on Juvederm Volbella®, or any of the other noninvasive treatments available, contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation at 617.735.8735. Fill out our online Contact Us form for more details or to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Miller. The Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation has two area offices for patient convenience: at 69 Newbury Street in Boston and Brookline Place in Brookline.
Juvederm Volbella® FAQ
Juvederm Volbella® is unique dermal filler designed specifically to restore volume and contour in the delicate tissues below the eyes, lips, and mouth.
Juvederm Volbella® is approved by the FDA to plump the lips, smooth ‘Smoker’s Lines’ around the mouth, and restore lip contours. Additionally, Volbella® can be used to ease wrinkles and restore volume under the eyes.
The benefits of Volbella® can be seen right away. Over the following months, Volbella® will continue to retain moisture and encourage the body’s production of collagen, extending the results for up to a year.
Almost anyone can benefit from Juvederm Volbella®. You may be a good candidate for Volbella® if you are over 21 years old, are unhappy with a loss of volume under the eyes or along the lips. The filler is not recommended for those with a known allergy to lidocaine or gram-positive bacteria.
Juvederm Volbella® is a long-lasting Hyaluronic Acid filler. Patients can expect their results to last up to 12 months. When the benefits of Volbella® begin to fade, a repeat session can safely maintain the results.