Dermal fillers such as Juvederm Volbella, Ultra and Voluma provide instant results and done right, look very natural and reverse the aging process. Over the years we lose the natural fat pads that hold up the skin on our facial features – as these fat pads decrease and disappear, we are left with sagging skin, wrinkles and lose youthful facial features.
Utilizing smaller amounts of dermal fillers can provide subtle differences which enhance features, while utilizing greater volumes can provide results much like a face lift, but without a pulled, taught look. Allergan’s latest development, Volbella, offers an option to fill in smaller lines in and around the lips, and to provide subtle changes in volume. It’s smaller molecular weight allows it to fill areas with lines, rather than adding volume, which is sometimes a better and more natural option. The attached lip photo shows one syringe of Volbella in a pair of lips where the patient has received a subtle turn up of the cupid’s bow in the top lip, very slight volume, as well as fill in some of the deeper lines. The attached side view photo shows where Voluma was used in cheeks to restore lost volume and youthful roundness in the cheek area.
Serious complications can arise from this exciting procedure, so it is important to make sure the treatments are done by a very experienced medical professional. The facial area is filled with nerves and blood vessels so knowing the anatomy of the face is of utmost importance. When done by an expert, the chances of anything negative arising out of these great aesthetic offerings (that should be nothing but fun) is greatly reduced.