Volbella is a non-surgical lip augmentation treatment designed to plump the lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. It is made of hyaluronic acid. It has a small particle size which makes it possible to treat fine lines in delicate areas without getting a lumpy look. Volbella has lidocaine so there's no need for additional anesthetic. It is then injected into the lip area gently using ultra-fine needles. The injections are evenly distributed to achieve a natural and subtle fullness in the lips. The process is relatively painless and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Ideal candidates are healthy individuals that have vertical lip lines, wrinkles around the lip area or lips that are thin and lack prominence. There is no gender restriction though candidates should be at least 21 years old. Patients that are allergic to lidocaine or have a history of extreme allergies are not good candidates.

The typical cost for Volbella ranges from $400-$1000.The final cost depends on hospital or surgical facility fees, the surgeon’s level of expertise and the geographic location of the procedure.

The procedure removes deep lines and wrinkles surrounding the lips and lower face and makes them appear more voluminous and contoured. The patient may experience mild side effects such as redness, tenderness or swelling right after the procedure but these should subside within a week. Within the first 24 hours after the treatment, patients should avoid strenuous physical activity and direct or prolonged exposure to the sun. The results are evident within a couple of days and will last for 6-12 months.

“Bow and Arrow” Technique for Lip Enhancement

“Bow and Arrow” Technique for Lip Enhancement

submitted on   Fri Jun, 03, 2016 by Karan Dhir, MD     
“Bow and Arrow” technique for lip enhancement is a cosmetic treatment that uses filler injections in the lip area to enhance the size, balance and shape of the lips without producing the appearance of a duck or fish lip. This lip enhancement technique is performed on the Cupid's bow, or the “M”...