As we age, our lips begin to lose volume and shape, adding unwanted years to the face. If you are unhappy with thinning lips, or if you are self conscious about wrinkles and fine lines around your mouth and above your lip, a lip enhancement procedure may be the answer. At Hellman Dermatology in New York City, we offer Volbella injections, an FDA-approved dermal filler treatment that can help restore and refine the lips. Safe, effective, and long-lasting, Volbella can help you feel more confident about your lips.

Volbella plumps and reshapes naturally-thin and aging lips.

Volbella is a minimally-invasive way to combat the signs of aging and increase definition around the lips. Your lips begin to thin for the same reason your skin starts to sag, a natural decline in collagen Volbella is a part of the Juvederm family of products and has been specially designed to treat perioral lines, the fine lines on the upper, lower and edges of the mouth. Before Volbella, it was very difficult to treat these lines. Today, thanks to advanced formulas such as Volbella, Dr. Hellman is able to treat this delicate area with greater precision and ease. When injected, Volbella not only instantly volumizes thin lips, it smooths fines lines, producing immediate, natural-looking results.

How does Volbella work?

Volbella uses Vycross technology, a proprietary molecular cross-linking formula from Allergen. Volbella is a soft gel that can be easily introduced into the skin. Made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that helps the skin retain more moisture,Volbella hydrates the tissue. When injected by an expert, Volbella can make a dramatic, but subtle change–without making patient’s lips look over-inflated or unnatural.

What happens during a Volbella treatment?

Volbella is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed in about 30 minutes. During your treatment at her Manhattan office, Dr. Hellman will inject a small amount of gel into the lip area. Volbella also contains of a local anesthetic, Lidocaine, which helps reduce discomfort during the procedure.

After the procedure, you can to return to your regular routine and commitments. It is normal to experience some temporary swelling, mild bruising and redness of the lips and area surrounding the mouth. The lips may also be tender to the touch. To help minimize irritation and ensure the filler properly settles, do not rub or massage your lips or expose them to the sun for at least 24 hours after treatment. Dr. Hellman recommends avoiding strenuous activity, such as a vigorous workout, for about a day after treatment. Within a couple of weeks any side effects should subside and your final results will be visible.

What results can I expect from my Volbella treatment?

After a Volbella treatment with Dr. Hellman, your lips will be instantly fuller–and fine lines will be less prominent. Most patients can look forward to visible, natural-looking results for about a year. Individual results will vary, depending on the patient’s skin.

Your Volbella Consultation at Hellman Dermatology, Manhattan

Volbella can be an excellent way to enhance thinning lips and reduce fine vertical lines. Schedule your consultation with Hellman Dermatology today to see if Volbella is the correct solution for you.

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