The under-eye area is often the very first part of the face to show the signs of aging. Its delicate skin is often affected by the frequent muscle activity that leads to crow’s feet wrinkles as well as issues such as dark circles under the eyes. If you’re worried that your under-eyes have started to or already lost volume, we offer Volbella as an under-eye filler to help you restore that volume and help your eyes look more youthful.
Volbella is a formulation of Juvederm specifically designed for certain facial areas and depth of skin to provide natural-looking results in both look and feel. Its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, occurs naturally in the face and helps the skin retain moisture to appear full and plump. With age, the amount of hyaluronic acid decreases, contributing to volume loss in various areas.
Volbella is commonly injected into the lips to fill out wrinkles or help enhance lip definition, but its unique structure of hyaluronic acid make it useful under the eyes as well.
People who are good candidates for under-eye filler with Volbella are those who experience a mild to moderate degree of under-eye bags or hollowness. This formula helps the skin retain moisture and appear more full, which often helps “lift” the appearance of bags. It’s not a replacement for more invasive and extensive procedures such as a facelift or eyelid lift, and typically isn’t recommended to get rid of wrinkles around the eyes.
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Like many other injectable treatments, Volbella is a relatively fast procedure that takes less than half an hour. On the day of your appointment, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable, then a series of injections with a cannula, or thin metal tube, will be made throughout the under-eye area where you have issues.
The results are visible immediately but will improve over the next week or so as the filler “settles” into the tissue. Common side effects from hyaluronic acid filler injections include swelling and bruising, most of which resolve in just a day or two.
With Volbella, the expected longevity of the formula is about a year before needing a maintenance injection. Several factors affect how long the filler lasts, including your metabolism, the amount injected, and how much that area is moved by muscle activity.
If you’re curious about under-eye fillers in Pittsburgh, PA, call or contact us online to find out if you can benefit from this quick, painless, and restorative procedure. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Falcon would love to talk with you about your options for non-invasive facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers and help you feel confident in your youthful appearance with the right procedure.
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