Who wouldn’t say yes to plump, smooth and kissable lips?
Sun exposure, lifestyle habits, and the facial volume loss that comes naturally with aging can make maintaining a youthful lip contour easier said than done—until now. Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC is a smooth, soft gel filler that’s designed specifically for lip rejuvenation, and Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger is proud to offer it here at Breast Implant Center of Hawaii.
What is VOLBELLA?
Part of the time-tested, popular Juvéderm collection of fillers, VOLBELLA is a hyaluronic acid gel we use to treat vertical lip lines and boost lip volume. Its unique formula contains different particle sizes of hyaluronic acid (HA), helping to achieve subtle, long-lasting fullness to the lips while spreading evenly to smooth tiny vertical lines (a.k.a smoker’s lines). Its smooth consistency looks and feels natural and moves naturally with your lip movements, and since HA already naturally occurs in your skin, there’s virtually no risk of adverse reaction.
Dr. Schlesinger can use VOLBELLA XC to:
- Dramatically reduce vertical lip lines
- Subtly enhance lip volume
- Improve symmetry between the upper and lower lip
- Enhance lip definition
Best of all, Dr. Schlesinger can achieve these changes instantly with results that last up to 12 months—in clinical studies, 80% of patients were still happy with the appearance of their lips a full year after their VOLBELLA treatment.
Before & After VOLBELLA XC Injections*
Your Honolulu VOLBELLA treatment: what to expect
To ensure you get the beautiful, natural results you desire, Dr. Schlesinger begins each injectable treatment with a consultation to discuss your concerns and understand what you would like to achieve with treatment. If it’s determined that VOLBELLA is the right injectable for you, we will provide a topical numbing agent to maximize your comfort during treatment.
VOLBELLA is injected into the lips, just beneath the skin’s surface, using a very thin needle. Total treatment time is about 15 to 20 minutes. VOLBELLA is formulated with the pain medication lidocaine, and most patients report little to no pain during or after their injections.
Following treatment, you can return to normal activities immediately, although you should follow aftercare instructions our office provides.
What results can I expect with VOLBELLA?
VOLBELLA treatment is personalized to your needs. You should notice an immediate improvement in your area of concern (i.e., vertical lip lines, lip volume, or both), although final results may be obscured somewhat by mild post-treatment swelling or slight bruising at the injection site. Such side effects are temporary and typically resolve within 2 weeks after treatment.
After an initial 1 to 2 week post-treatment adjustment period, your results will be fully evident, and should last about 1 year before re-treatment is needed.
Is VOLBELLA the right filler for me?
With a very soft, thinner consistency, VOLBELLA is a fantastic filler for those bothered by vertical lip lines or who wish to make subtle, natural changes to the shape or fullness of their lips. If you desire a more dramatic boost in lip volume, Dr. Schlesinger may suggest Juvéderm Ultra XC, a similar but thicker filler that is excellent for lip augmentation.
Learn more at a personal consultation in Honolulu
Interested to find out how VOLBELLA might help you get the smooth, youthful lips you’re looking for? We invite you to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Schlesinger at our Honolulu plastic surgery center. Call 808-597-8835 or contact us now online to get started.