What Is Volbella Used for?
Volbella is an excellent option for people who want youthful, fuller lips without having to go under the knife. It’s fully FDA-approved and an exciting and revolutionary new way for you to get your youthful face back. At Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Omaha, NE, we specialize in this type of treatment. Talk to our team today for a personalized consultation and to see if this treatment is right for you!
This treatment is a type of lip filler that yields natural results, so nobody even needs to know that you’ve had work done. It’s also very minimally invasive, FDA-approved, and can reduce fine lines and wrinkles that you get around your mouth due to sun exposure, aging, and lifestyle choices like smoking. It’s especially good at targeting perioral lines, which are notoriously hard to treat and can age your appearance substantially.
The ingredient that makes this treatment so powerful is hyaluronic acid. Unlike other types of treatments, hyaluronic acid is a type of hydrating sugar compound that is totally natural, which means that you are less likely to have an allergic reaction to it. It’s also highly hydrating, which is one of the components that give your lips and the skin around your lips such a smooth and polished look. Hyaluronic acid can certainly help to improve your perfect pout by leaps and bounds, and it happens to be fairly long-lasting as well, so you can enjoy your results for the long run.
Specific Benefits of This Treatment
There are many different types of fillers out there, but what sets this treatment apart is the fact that it can address perioral lines, also known as smoker lines. Smoker lines crop up around the corners of your mouth and are generally attributed to the repeated motion of inhaling cigarettes, but can also be the result of sun exposure or simple aging. Although other fillers can help to plump your lips and erase different kinds of lines, like marionette lines, this treatment is one of the only ones on the market that addresses the thin cracks you get in your lips from smoking.
Virtually Painless With Minimal Recovery Time
This treatment is virtually painless, and most people don’t even need any supplemental anesthesia during their treatment. Additionally, Volbella has a mild dose of lidocaine in it, which acts as its own anesthesia. It’s built that way so that your treatment session will run as smoothly as possible. Additionally, for most people, there is no recovery time. You can go right back to your life after your treatment session, although it is a good idea to stay out of the sun right after your treatment, if possible.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Everyone is different, so of course, results will vary. Talk to our team to learn about what you can specifically expect from your treatment plan. Some people find that their lips and appearance are enhanced for up to an entire year, although follow-up maintenance treatments are advisable if you want to keep your results looking good for the long run. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized plan that follows your specific ideal course of action.
Areas That Can Be Treated With Volbella
Although the lips are the most popular place where people get this treatment, precisely because it works to reduce the appearance of smoker’s lines, you can also get it right underneath your eye to smooth out the skin and make your eyes pop more.
There are some tremendous benefits affiliated with this treatment plan. First, it’s virtually pain-free. You won’t have to worry about undergoing a painful session and having to put your life on hold to recover afterward. Secondly, the composition of the treatment is natural, which strongly reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction. It can also target areas of the lips and face that other fillers simply can’t.
Our lips can give our ages away for sure! One of the natural side-effects of getting older is that we tend to lose volume in our lips. Thin lips are the bane of many women, but this treatment can help to plump up the lips more, giving you a youthful pout. You can have the injections on your upper, lower, or both lips.
Better Definition and Borders
Some people experience less defined lips as they age, and specifically if they have lifestyle habits that can contribute to lines. This treatment can help you to redefine your lips and establish borders around the side of your mouth. A more defined mouth can make you look younger, and it looks better in certain types of makeup as well.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Since this treatment is hypoallergenic, many people can be good candidates. Talk to our team about what you want to accomplish, and we will let you know if this treatment is ideal for you. Essentially, if you want to make your eyes pop more, plump your lips, get better lip definition, or eliminate fine lines, this treatment would be absolutely what you need.
Our team can also advise you on which supplemental treatment plans might be appropriate. Sometimes, patients benefit from a few different types of treatments to better reach their goals. We can help you to put together a personalized plan that fits perfectly with your goals, lifestyle, and budget.
Ideal Age for This Treatment
We stop producing as much collagen at 20-years-old, so anyone older than that age can be an appropriate candidate for this treatment. The age that you opt to get this treatment is really up to you. Some people like to get their first treatment in their 20s so that they can better define their lips and get the plumpness that they want. Some people prefer to wait until they are older.
Why Do We Get Lip Lines?
Lip lines are the direct result of lack of collagen, lifestyle choices, sun exposure, and simple aging. Collagen is what makes our skin so plump, and we have plenty of collagen in our lips too. As our body’s natural collagen decreases, our lips get thinner and look like they have a lot more lines. As we age, our skin also gets drier. Dry lips can look cracked, chapped and lined, and it’s often the first place that we notice our skin drying up. Sun exposure can compound this as well. As our lips get sunburnt and chapped from being out in the elements, it becomes much more difficult for them to be able to look plump and youthful again.
Lifestyle factors also play a part. Smoking is one of the biggest things that age us prematurely, and the simple motion of sucking on a cigarette can lead to fine lines developing around the mouth. In general, smokers tend to look older than those who don’t or have never smoked. If you’ve recently quit smoking and want to give yourself a little reward for your hard work, this treatment could be exactly what you need.
How Can I Prolong the Results of This Treatment?
There are certain ways that you can prolong the results of this treatment. Simply practice good self-care and follow the treatment plan laid out for you by our professional team, and you should be well on your way to enjoying your results for the long run.
One of the best ways that you can help to keep the results of your treatment fresh, and eliminate further damage is by quitting smoking. Smoking causes fine lines around our mouths, and it also can inhibit blood flow to the face, so we generate less cells. This can age us prematurely anyway. Quitting smoking is also good for your health in general, so consider butting out the cigarettes. There are plenty of online and in-person resources that can help you quit for good.
Stay Out of the Sun
We all love being out in the sun, but it’s one of the biggest culprits of fine lines and wrinkles. If you do go outside, make sure that you’re wearing a high-quality SPF that will protect your face from the sun’s harmful rays. Usually, SPFs of 45 or more are sufficient for your face. Avoid going out in the sun for at least 24-hours after your treatment.
Keep Up With Your Personal Skin Care
Good skin care is one of the best ways that you can prolong any cosmetic treatment. Moisturize, use sunblock, and make sure that you’re treating your lips well by using chapstick and exfoliating from time to time. the biggest key is to keep it consistent.
Although it’s impossible to totally avoid stress, we can minimize and manage it through healthy activities like exercise and meditation. Stress ages you dramatically because it prompts a cortisol spike, which immediately puts our bodies into fight or flight mode. Learn what your triggers are and develop healthy coping strategies to help keep yourself on an even keel.
Keep Up With Your Treatments
Making sure that you’re following the treatment schedule collaborated on between you and our team is one of the best ways that you can keep the results of your treatment looking as fresh as possible for as long as you can. Since everyone is different, your treatment plan will be totally unique to you. We will customize it to make sure that it fits with both your goals and budget.
Reduce Signs of Aging and Sun Exposure Today!
If you’re ready to reduce the signs of aging, sun exposure, and possibly lifestyle choices today, we can help. We are 100 percent committed to helping you be as comfortable as possible with your care, and we give everyone the white-glove treatment. With compassion, professionalism, and transparent patient-centric care, we are ready to be your trusted partner. Let our expert team work with, and for you, to create the look that you’ve always wanted in a pain-free way that is designed to work with your goals and budget. Beauty and youth are well within your grasp!
If you have lackluster lips and haven’t considered the revolutionary new Volbella treatment yet, now is the time. So many people have discovered the joys of this particular treatment. Why not join them? It’s never been easier, more cost-effective, or better to try out this treatment. Contact us at Omaha Face Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Omaha, NE at 402-739-8144 for a personalized, no-pressure consultation today!