Volbella is the latest addition to the Juvederm® family of products. There are two major categories of products found under the Juvederm umbrella. One family includes Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus, the first Juvederm products to be available in the United States. The other category until recently has included only Juvederm Voluma in the United States. Internationally, two other members of this family of products known as Volift and Volbella have been available for several years. Juvederm Volbella was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States May 31, 2016.
Juvederm Volbella is a clear, injectable gel that is soft and smooth. It is used to increase lip volume and smooth lines around the mouth as well as other areas. It can also be used under the eyes in the “tear trough” region. As Volbella is such a soft product, it is ideal for enhancement of lips that already have nice structure but just need more volume. Lips which have lost their structure may require treatment with a product that provides more structure such as Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, or Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus.Juvederm Volbella is administered via injection as are all other soft tissue fillers. Like the other Juvederm products, the Restylane products, and Radiesse, Juvederm Volbella does contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic which makes the injection more comfortable. As is true after any injection, bruising and swelling can occur following treatment with Volbella. Should you develop a bruise after injectable treatment in our office that you would like to resolve more quickly, simply let us know and we are pleased to offer complimentary laser treatment to help clear the discoloration more quickly.
Juvederm Volbella is an important and exciting addition to the “tool kit” we use to help our patients achieve their best aesthetic outcomes!