Dr. Derek Jones has a long history with Juvéderm®. The Los Angeles-area board-certified dermatologist has used the injectable for years in his Dr. Derek Jones Facial Harmonics Approach, and he was instrumental in bringing Voluma® to the United States, serving as the lead investigator for the product’s U.S. FDA studies. As dermal fillers, Juvéderm products are well suited for adding volume where’s needed: correcting nasolabial folds, rounding out the apple of the cheek, and more.
Now, there’s another addition to the family of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Dubbed Volbella®, this injectable is specifically designed for augmenting lips and smoothing out lines around the mouth.
The FDA approved Juvéderm Volbella® for these uses in June 2016, and the smooth gel will become increasingly available at practices around the country in the coming months.
Volbella® has been approved for use in Europe since 2011, and patients in more than 70 countries across the world currently choose it to temporary add subtle definition to their lips and reduce the appearance of what are technically referred to as “perioral lines.” The study that led to its approval in the United States involved 168 subjects, about two thirds of whom enjoyed fuller lips and the improved appearance of lines around the mouth through a year after their initial treatment.
Side effects common to the study tended to include those expected of all injectables: redness, swelling, bruising, and similar skin responses, which typically cleared up on their own within 30 days.
Learn more about Volbella®, as well as Dr. Derek Jones’ particular experience with Juvéderm® products, by calling 310-246-0495.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.