If you have been looking for a natural-looking and feeling lip filler to enhance the fullness of your lips and reduce lines around the mouth, look no further! Your questions have finally been answered! We are proud to be introducing Volbella to our West Seattle office. Volbella is the latest FDA-approved injectable added to the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers.
This non-surgical lip augmentation treatment is designed to plump the lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, also known as perioral rhytids or perioral lines. Perioral lines were previously difficult to treat, so we are excited about this new treatment option for our patients. This temporary filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid and does not require a skin test before your injections. The smaller Hylauronic Acid particle size in Volbella allows your cosmetic injector to treat fine lines without getting a full look in these delicate areas. Volbella is the perfect product to choose for small fine lines and subtle enhancement of the lips. The smaller particle size allows for the correction of these fine areas without the worry that your lips will get bulky or too puffy.
Voluma is a game-changing filler product which is placed deep under the skin resulting in volumizing, lifting and contouring cheeks, cheekbones, and the jaw line. What is in Voluma? Voluma is made of a thick hyaluronic based gel that enables us to re-fill areas that aging has caused to deflate. Voluma is the latest addition to facial fillers made by Allergan (makers of Botox and Juvederm).
Voluma is the longest lasting of the FDA approved facial fillers, lasting up to 2 years or more. In fact, Voluma is the ONLY hyaluronic acid filler approved by the FDA to specifically contour and volumize the midface. Other fillers typically have a life cycle of between 6-9 months.
Voluma is pre-mixed with lidocaine (a numbing agent) so most patients find the treatment to be very comfortable . The only discomfort is the injection into the skin which is done through a very fine gauge needle and feels like a quick pinch. As the Voluma gel is placed, you will feel mild pressure. Patients are very comfortable while receiving Voluma treatments.
The main difference between receiving Voluma or other Juvéderm filler products is the depth of placement. Voluma is injected deeper into the skin to allow for lift the mid region of the face, the cheekbones and the smoothes the jaw line.
Juvederm and Restylane
Juvederm and Restylane are smooth consistency gels made of Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. These dermal fillers are used under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel. Studies show superior results of Juvederm and Restylane compared to collagen-based dermal fillers.