As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid (HA), the natural substance that binds water to our skin for a youthful appearance. This loss of HA can cause our lips to lose volume and fine lines to form around the mouth. Dr. Capek offers Volbella® in the Albany-Schenectady-Saratoga, New York area to help correct these issues for a beautiful, natural appearance.
How Volbella® Works
Volbella® is an FDA-approved filler that can be used to augment the lips and soften lines around the mouth in adults over the age of 21. This filler restores some of the hyaluronic acid that your skin has lost over time to restore volume back into the lip and mouth area. Formulated with VYCROSS® technology, Volbella® is formulated to specifically address concerns such as lip fullness. Lower hyaluronic acid concentrations create a soft, smooth gel for natural-looking results.
During the procedure, Volbella® is injected into the desired treatment area(s) using a small needle. Most patients do not find injections painful, though a topical anesthetic can be applied to ensure your comfort. Volbella® is formulated with lidocaine to further numb the treatment area.
Patients can expect to see immediate results in the lips and/or mouth area following treatment. Results can last up to one year. During your consultation, Dr. Capek can help to determine when or if a touch-up appointment is needed.
Is Volbella® right for me?
If you are interested in adding subtle volume to your lips or softening lines around the mouth, Volbella® may be a good match for you. Patients with a history of serious allergies, or are allergic to lidocaine or gram-positive bacteria proteins should not receive Volbella®. It is not known how Volbella® impacts pregnant or breastfeeding women. A consultation with Dr. Capek is needed to best determine if this filler is a good fit for you.
What are the risks?
Following treatment, patients may experience mild swelling, tenderness, firmness, bruising, lumps or bumps, pain, redness, itching, and discoloration. Most of these side effects resolve within 30 days. If side effects do not lessen or begin to worsen, Dr. Capek may prescribe medications to treat them.