Is Volbella permanent or not?

Does it leave any long term results?

Doctor Answers 8

Longest lasting filler for the indication

Great question. Juvederm Volbella XC is a temporary hyaluronic acid filler indicated for perioral rhytids (vertical lip lines) and can provide subtle soft lip augmentations. The FDA has approved it for this indication and due to it's various molecular weights, Allergan has researched it to last up to 12 months. There is however a cumulative effect from receiving filler injections through the bodies natural response to trauma. Once injected, filler allows the inflammatory response to occur and the human bodies reaction is to send off fibroblasts or small collagen networks. I find that subsequent filler injections can go longer stretches in between due to this cumulative effect. Please keep in mind out of all the HA fillers available, this product has to be expertly and meticulously placed to avoid lumps, bumps or blue discoloration. It is very important to find a provider who has performed thousands of Juvederm injections as well as a top provider in their region. In my practice we have been within the top 1% provider of Botox and Juvederm in the country for over a decade. 

Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Volbella - Length of Results

Volbella is a temporary hyaluronic acid filler, and like most hyaluronic acid fillers it has FDA approval for results lasting up to one year. Allergan’s research has corroborated the FDA’s studies; however, it is important to recognize that each patient’s response to the treatment is different, which could affect the length of the results. As a commonly occurring substance within the body, hyaluronic acid is naturally dissolved and metabolized over time. Typically I have seen hyaluronic acid last anywhere from 6 months to a year with my patients, but each scenario is different. Please note that one of the many benefits of Volbella’s temporary nature is that it can be adjusted or easily removed in the event that you are unhappy with your treatment, whereas more permanent options can be harder to alter. 

Stanley Kovak, MD
Oak Brook Physician
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Volbella for fine lines

Volbella is a form of hyaluronic acid (like Juvederm, Restylane and Voluma).  Hyaluronic acid is a natural body substance that eventually dissolves and is metabolized by the body.  The advantage of these types of fillers is that: 1. they are made from a natural skin substance and 2. they can be adjusted or even removed easily in the unlikely event that you are unhappy with your treatment.  Volbella is FDA approved to last up to 1 year.  In reality each patient is different.  I would expect the filler to typically last about 9 months to a little longer than a year.

It should be noted that certain hyaluronic acid fillers have been proven to produce collagen in the skin and that collagen can result in some improvement that lasts much longer. Presumably Volbella acts the same way, however this has not yet been proven.

Hope this answer helps.

Marc Cohen, MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Length of Effect of Vobella

Vobella is the latest Hyaluronic acid in the Juvederm family to be FDA approved in the US. It has the same crosslinking technology and makeup that has made Juvederm Voluma so successful. It is less concentrated, allowing it to be used to treat fine lines in the lip or skin. Vobella like the other HA's are not permanent. The length of effect will vary from person to person. The majority of patients will find it lasting 12-18 months.

Brian Maloney, MD, FACS
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

12-14 months

NO. Volbella is part of the JUVEDERM range of fillers. In Australia VOLUMA is the longest lasting- about two years, followed by VOLIFT and then VOLBELLA. 

I use VOLBELLA primarily for fine work- namely tear thoughts and fine filling of lines. It is also excellent for chicken pox and acne scars, as well as atrophic scarring. It is comparable to the Restylane light range, however with the cross linking of HA, I do think it last longer. 

Kind regards

Dr Davin Lim 
Laser and Aesthetic Dermatologist
BRISBANE, Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 77 reviews

Is Volbella permanent?

Volbella is a great filler and it is not a permanent filler. At the same time, even non-permanent fillers great extra collagen that make the results so much better than just filler volume itself.

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FRCPC
Edmonton Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Volbella lasts up to twelve months

Juvederm Volbella is part of Allergan's vycrossed line of fillers which produces a soft natural look with results lasting up to 12 months. If you want to maintain the results I would recommend considering reinjection by 9 months. If you prefer a natural result I think you would be very happy with this filler.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 179 reviews

Volbella permanence

Volbella is an excellent lip filler that lasts longer than most lip fillers, typically 9-12 months instead of about 6 months. It is not permanent. However, as with most fillers, with repeated treatments, there does appear to be a longer duration of effect. ~ Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Toronto Dermatology Centre.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

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