Give Your Lips a Little Love in Grand Rapids
Sometimes, a little goes a long way. That's the idea behind the lip-defining Volbella®, giving Grand Rapids-area women an opportunity to subtly improve their smile. The injectable is perfect for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as for giving the lips themselves a small—but noticeable—boost to make them fuller without appearing overdone.
Why Choose the Bengtson Center For Volbella®?
The team of aesthetic specialists and expert injectors at the Bengtson Center is specially trained in administering Volbella® and other Juvederm® products. Each injector is prepared to meet you, listen to your goals, and assess your features to ensure you get just the right amount of help for a naturally beautiful result.
What is Volbella®?
Volbella® gained approval from the FDA in 2016, when it officially joined the Juvederm® family in the United States. As a dermal filler from Allergan, it has the same basic formula as other popular and effective Juvederm® products used to add volume to the face. The injectable is a clear gel with a hyaluronic acid base, specially designed to be smooth and stable. Its consistency and duration make it particularly suited for fine-tuning the mouth area.
Specifically, our injectors use it to temporarily smooth out what are known as perioral rhytids—a fancy name for something not that fancy: fine lines and wrinkles that develop around the mouth over time.
As we mentioned above, Volbella® is also used to add volume to lips, but not in a "hey, look at my big, new smile" sort of way. The change is more of a fine tune, leading to a noticeable, but natural-looking boost, whether you’ve had thin lips for as long as you can remember or they have thinned over time due to aging and collagen loss.
The Volbella® Experience
After a consultation that establishes Volbella® as the best option for your cosmetic needs, you will meet with an injector who will go over more details with you. The injections themselves can be handled during a session that lasts from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the number of areas to be treated.
The added volume is instantly noticeable, but there will also be some minor swelling and related side effects that should resolve before a month goes by. Under ideal conditions, the ultimate results can remain for a year, and anyone who wants to keep the look going can return for touch-ups.
More Than Volbella® in the Juvederm® Family
Related to Volbella®, Juvederm® XC is a dermal filler used to address other lines that form around the mouth, including nasolabial folds that look like parentheses and marionette lines that run straight down from the corners of your mouth.
Voluma®, another filler from manufacturer Allergan, restores youthful contours to the middle of the face, where the apple of the cheeks should be round and healthy-looking, as opposed to sunken and flat. This change can also lift sagging tissues to get rid of the look of jowls lower on the face.
BOTOX®—not a filler in the Juvederm family, but a muscle-relaxer also made by Allergan—can smooth out forehead lines and crow's feet.
These treatments can all be used separately, but an experienced injector can also combine them so their collective effects rejuvenate an entire face, not just one area. We want you to look good from your forehead to your chin (and head to toe, come to think of it!).