Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia is now offering Juvederm® Volbella® treatments to local residents desiring lip enhancement and skin rejuvenation. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing every single patient with high-quality, personalized care, and now that Volbella® XC, has received FDA approval, making it the first and only product able to provide lip enhancement as well as to correct lip lines for up to one year, we are pleased to offer this innovative aesthetic enhancement product at our five convenient locations serving Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island and Palm Coast.
What is Volbella®?
Volbella® is a new injectable filler that is uniquely designed for the lips and the areas around your mouth. It defines the lips, restores lip volume, smooths fine lines around the lips, and lessens the appearance of depressions at the corners of the mouth. Volbella® was developed much like Voluma® in that it was developed with Vycross™ technology to provide a natural feel and an attractive look, with results proven to last as long as one year. Volbella® includes an anesthetic to lessen the discomfort of the injections, and it differs from other injectables in that its formula was developed specifically for the mouth area and addresses concerns of deflation and overfilling. The filler is an ultra-smooth gel, so it keeps lips feeling soft and natural while producing subtle results, which are why with Volbella®, there is very little chance that your lips will appear unnatural.
What are the Benefits of Volbella®?
Volbella® and other Juvederm® products are comprised of hyaluronic acid, which softly enhances lips and smooths the fine lines that can develop around your mouth. Because Volbella® contains Vycross™ technology and a lower hydrophilic composition, the results appear more natural. Studies show that 98 percent of patients report that their aesthetic goals have been reached after receiving injections of Volbella®, and its longevity sets it apart from other fillers. Eighty percent of those who have received the injection state that they are still satisfied with their look even up to one year later.
Who is a Candidate for Volbella®?
Do you have smooth vertical lines above and below the lips? Do you want to define the border of your lips, or plump up your lips and add fullness? With Volbella® you can do all this and enhance the “M” shaped area above the lips, known as the cupid’s bow, or plump up the “marionette lines” that can run from the corners of the mouth to the chin. Set up your consultation now and Dr. Garcia will meet with you to discuss your goals, and he will explain your options, answer any questions, and let you know if he recommends Volbella® injections for you!
What is the Volbella® Procedure?
During your procedure, you may receive several injections, but first of all, Dr. Garcia will assure your comfort, as a topical anesthetic is placed on your skin to minimize any discomfort that you would otherwise have from the injections. In addition, the Volbella® formula includes a local anesthetic, as each syringe contains 0.3 percent Lidocaine to lessen the pain of injection for a more comfortable experience. The procedure tends to last around 20 minutes, and after your Volbella® treatment you will most likely be given an ice pack directly on the injection site to lessen any swelling or redness (you can also take Arnica supplements to speed the healing process). You can actually return to work right after your treatment! You will be advised to refrain from wearing makeup for a 12-hour time period, and you will be directed to avoid excessive sun exposure as well. Most patients who undergo Volbella® treatments do not experience any downtime. The smooth consistency of the products in VYCROSS™ products such as Volbella® will allow Dr. Garcia to administer them smoothly and easily. After your treatment, you may experience some slight bruising and swelling. Volbella® absorbs less water than other injectables and causes less swelling than other treatments you may have received in the past. You may notice a quick recovery time, and any swelling or bruising will last for less than a week. Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, allergic reactions to injections of Volbella® are very rare and Volbella® can be combined with laser treatments to more fully rejuvenate the area around the mouth. Dr. Garcia will discuss your options with you and explain if any other treatments will be necessary to achieve your desired outcome.
How Much Does Volbella® Cost in Jacksonville?
Cosmetic treatments, such as Volbella®, are considered elective procedures, so most insurance carriers won’t cover the procedure. To keep Volbella® affordable for everyone, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery accepts personal checks, cash and credit cards. We also provide easy financing via CareCredit® and Alphaeon®.
Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on Volbella® or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Avondale, Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.