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Natural-looking lips that last

Sometimes, little changes can make a big difference—especially on the face. Even a few small wrinkles are enough to make you look older, particularly when they appear in a place that gets a lot of attention, such as on and around the mouth. Fortunately, with Volbella, changes can go both ways. Using Volbella®, Dr. Peter Damico can treat fine lines to give your lips and mouth a more youthful look.

The injectable from Allergan joined the Juvederm® family of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers in 2016, giving patients an option to change their smile for the better. It is a smooth gel injected into the lips and mouth area to add a subtle boost of volume to the lips, contour or improve their shape, and is the perfect product to smooth out wrinkles and vertical lip lines (smokers lines) around the mouth. Volbella® is designed to fine tune the lips and lip area, working as a standalone treatment or complementing the volumizing effects of other treatments.

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What is Volbella?

Dermal fillers are known primarily for adding volume to the skin where they are injected. While Volbella® is a dermal filler, the amount of gel injected is very small, allowing Dr. Damico to get rid of tiny, but noticeable fine lines and wrinkles that have developed over time.

Fillers come in a variety of formulas. As noted above, Volbella® and other Juvederm®products have hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient. This naturally occurring ingredient plays a critical role in your body by retaining moisture and helping to keep skin smooth and supple.

Over time, hyaluronic acid produced by the body breaks down, and processes that usually replace it slow down. This leads to an increasing loss of volume and hydration in the skin. Together with a similar breakdown in collagen and elastin production, the diminished hyaluronic acid levels cause wrinkles and lines to form. These are known as “static wrinkles”—developing as a result of the loss of beneficial components in the skin—as opposed to “dynamic wrinkles,” which develop due to repetitive muscle movement.

What can I expect from a Volbella treatment session?

Dr. Damico personally handles all of the injections at Skin Care Forth Worth, after first discussing your aesthetic goals during a consultation and determining whether Volbella® truly is the best option for achieving them.

The injections take only minutes to complete, although your appointment time will be around 45min to an hour to allow time for numbing to take effect. Some change will be immediately visible, though some initial swelling will occur. Once “settled,” the effects of Volbella® can last for a year, after which patients who want to continue to enjoy lips free of fine lines can return for another session.

In the pictures shown here, you can see that Dr. Damico was able to give her lips a subtle and natural looking boost in volume. Her lips also look nice and hydrated, thanks to the hyaluronic acid as the active ingredient in Volbella.

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How long will Volbella last?  

As mentioned above, Volbella lasts up to one year in most people. Everyone’s body will react differently, but the majority of people are still enjoying their results a year after treatment.

According to a study of patients treated with Volbella,

80% (98/123) of people treated experienced improved satisfaction with their lips 1 year later.
75% (92/123) of people treated experienced improved satisfaction with their vertical lip lines 1 year later.

Many people may wonder about having to return for repeat treatments. However, when treated again after 1 year, participants of this study needed less product to achieve their desired results. 

How much does Volbella cost?  

Volbella is a dermal filler in the Juvederm family that must be sold by the syringe. Syringes are single-patient use only. As such, Skin Care Fort Worth offers Volbella at the price of $450 for a 0.55cc syringe. Since Volbella has such a subtle effect, Dr. Damico says that he will often use 2 syringes of Volbella with patients. This always varies depending on your individual needs and desires. The best way to know how much your treatment may cost is to schedule a free consultation with us! You may do so by calling us at (817) 738-9268 or by filling out a form at the bottom of the page. 

Are there any possible side effects?  

The most commonly reported side effects with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels (Volbella) included injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For (JUVÉDERM) VOLBELLA® XC, dryness was also reported. For VOLBELLA® XC, most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 30 days or less.

As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. This is not a complete list of possible side effects and complications, some of which are rare yet serious. For more information, please visit the official JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC site

Dr. Damico is happy to discuss all concerns and questions you may have during your free consultation or at time of treatment.

Beyond Volbella

Several dermal fillers are available at Skin Care Fort Worth, including Juvederm® to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Voluma®, which is also a Juvederm product, restores mid-face volume to fill out sunken areas and lift sagging skin. Radiesse® is another injectable that Dr. Damico offers his patients. It not only adds volume where it’s injected, but also stimulates new collagen production for ongoing improvement.  Radiesse is commonly used in hands to hide the appearance of tendons. And of course, Dr. Damico uses Botox® to relax muscles that cause wrinkles on your forehead and crow’s feet next to your eyes.

He can explain how any of these injectables can be used separately or combined for the best overall rejuvenating effect. Patients will always have the opportunity to ask any questions they have about fillers or other treatments at their initial consultation. Skin Care Fort Worth is happy to provide free consultations which you can schedule by calling us at (817)738-9268 or by filling out a form below!

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