Morsani College of Medicine

Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery

Nervous to try out fillers? Here is an option for you! All great information on the newest filler we carry, offering subtle and beautiful results! – Carli Himelman, MSN, ARNP, FP-C

1.) You will see results that last

Volbella® is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler made with a patented Vycross® technology that blends different forms and sizes of HA (a natural sugar found within our skin). This cross-linked technology is the reason that Volbella® is able to produce lasting results for a greater duration of time when compared to other fillers on the market that are also used to fill similar areas. In clinical studies, Volbella® is the first and only hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA approved to provide lip enhancement and correct the fine lines around the mouth (perioral lines) for up to 12 months, unlike other fillers that have around a 6 month duration around the mouth and lips.

2.) It is the ideal filler for patients who have always been cautious of trying fillers for fear of looking ‘“done”.

In just one treatment, Volbella® subtly restores fullness and will smooth the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth (also referred to as “smoker’s lines”). This filler produces an even, soft look that doesn’t appear unnatural or disproportionate. Due to its low molecular weight and size, it is actually difficult to over-volumize or produce the appearance of an “overfilled” look with Volbella®.  Even naturally full lips benefit from enhanced lip shape and contour with this hyaluronic acid injectable.

3.) Volbella typically has less downtime when compared to other lip and perioral fillers.

Volbella®’s patented Vycross® technology also helps to provide a better lifting capacity and reduced swelling/downtime when compared to some other common lip and perioral fillers. Volbella®’s unique blend of HA chains absorbs less water to the surface, resulting in decreased swelling and resultant downtime. Bruising and mild swelling is still common, but considerably less severe when compared to some other hyaluronic acid fillers on the market today. Not only will there be less downtime with Volbella®, but we will make the injection experience as pain-free as possible by applying a topical numbing cream prior to injection. Volbella® also comes premixed with Lidocaine, an anesthetic medication to further enhance your comfort.


Written by:

Carli Pasquerella Himelman, MSN, ARNP-C

Advanced Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner at USF Health Cosmetic & Laser Center