Parentheses lines and wrinkles develop around the nose and mouth as facial skin loses its elasticity. Juvederm Vollure is a first-of-its-kind facial filler that was specifically designed to treat these fine lines and wrinkles. By adding volume to areas where the skin has lost its elasticity, Vollure helps smooth out parentheses lines and rejuvenate the appearance of the face. Masri Clinic in Birmingham, MI, and Dearborn, MI proudly offer Vollure procedures and a specialized treatment option that suits patients needs.
Vollure is an FDA approved facial filler. It has become exceptionally popular because it is the most effective facial filler for treating parentheses lines and wrinkles. The key advantages Vollure has over other facial fillers include the following:
- Minimal swelling after the procedure allows patients to recover in a very short period of time
- Results are natural looking and last up to 18 months
- Treats deep lines around the nose and mouth while allowing for natural facial movements
The specialists at Masri Clinic offer patients Vollure procedures that are tailored to their unique aging patterns, goals, and desires.
A Vollure Procedure at Masri Clinic
Vollure procedures are performed in one of Masri Clinic’s spacious in-office procedure suites. Like all procedures performed at the Masri Clinic, the first step is to help the patient become as relaxed and comfortable as possible. A mild surgical soap is used to gently clean the skin before it is sterilized using a topical solution. Numbing cream is applied before the procedure begins to ensure no pain or discomfort is felt. The procedure will then take place in two simple steps:
- Injection. Vollure is injected into areas of volume loss around the nose and mouth. A tiny needle allows for accurate delivery with minimal pain or discomfort.
- Swelling Reduction. Swelling is minimized by applying ice between injections. Ice is also applied for a short period of time after the procedure to reduce swelling as much as possible.
The patient may return home or to work after the specialist gives their approval. Total procedure time is usually only 15-20 minutes. If adverse symptoms occur after the procedure, the patient may use ice and anti-inflammatory medications to help easily control them. The most common symptoms are tenderness, swelling, and pain.
Minor swelling may occur for up to 2 weeks after the procedure. Patients are encouraged to look in the mirror every 2-3 hours to check for swelling. If present, it can be controlled using ice packs or compresses. The instructions provided to patients after their procedure are important. Patients who want maximum results are advised to follow their instructions and contact Masri Clinic if they have any questions or concerns during the recovery. Patients should avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least 24-48 hours after their procedure. To ensure the skin is protected and results last as long as possible, sunscreen should be worn throughout the recovery process and beyond.
One of the reasons that Vollure is so popular is that patients will be able to look in the mirror and see their results immediately after their procedure. In some cases, final results may not be apparent until post-surgical swelling completely goes down, but preliminary results can be seen right away. Some of the benefits patients enjoy can include:
- A dramatic improvement in parentheses wrinkles
- A more attractive and youthful appearance
- An improved self-image
A Vollure treatment can be a life-changing procedure. Results may last up to 18 months. Maintenance procedures may be performed when results begin to fade.
Potential candidates for a Vollure procedure are men and women who would like to improve the appearance of parentheses lines. The minimum age for candidacy is 21 years old. The procedure is usually only performed on patients who are healthy and have no serious medical conditions. Patients who fall into any of the following categories should notify their specialist during their consultation:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- A history of delayed wound healing or excess scarring
- Pigment disorders
Patients who have recently had a facial laser or chemical peel treatment may have to wait until their skin fully heals to have a Vollure procedure. Because smoking interferes with the body’s natural healing processes, patients who smoke will be asked to stop before and after their procedure. Patients who are approved as candidates for a Vollure procedure can expect excellent results from the treatment.
One of the hallmarks of Masri Clinic is the detail that goes into consultations. Patients who have an initial Vollure consultation at the Masri clinic will receive the undivided attention of a Vollure specialist. A patient-focused approach is used while conducting a medical history review and physical examination. This will include:
- A discussion regarding the patient’s medical conditions and previous surgeries
- The patient’s explanation of their desired outcome, expectations and goals
- An analysis of unwanted parentheses lines and wrinkles
A customized treatment plan will then be created to help patients receive the results they expect. Before making the decision to undergo a Vollure procedure, patients are given the opportunity to address as many questions concerns as they would like. The specialist will carefully listen so he or she can properly answer and provide as much information as possible. Masri Clinic patients go into their procedures feeling at-ease and excited about seeing their wonderful results.
Is the procedure painful?
All surgical procedures may cause pain or discomfort. The specialists at the Masri Clinic help greatly reduce the possibility of pain or discomfort during a Vollure procedure by using the following measures:
- A topical numbing cream is applied before the procedure
- Ice is applied to injection sites during and after the procedure
Additionally, Vollure contains a very effective tissue numbing medication called Lidocaine to help minimize pain or discomfort.
What is the main ingredient in Juvéderm Vollure?
The main ingredient in Juvéderm fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally-occurring molecule that helps with the following:
- Moisturizing and softening the skin
- Adding volume to tissues
Juvéderm’s proprietary Vycross technology uses different HA molecules in one smooth gel to create smooth and long-lasting volume. This modified form of HA found in Vollure is especially useful for treating parentheses lines and wrinkles.
Will I have a noticeable scar after my procedure?
Very tiny needles are used to administer Juvéderm Vollure. Because the wounds that these needles make are sometimes so small they can only be seen using a magnifying device, a noticeable scar will not develop after the procedure.
What if I do not like my results?
The overwhelming majority of patients are completely satisfied with their results. If for some reason patients are not satisfied, a special enzyme can be injected into the area that was treated to dissolve the Juvéderm Vollure. The procedure can then be performed again to give patients the results they want.
Are multiple procedures needed?
Generally, patients only need one treatment to see satisfactory results for up to 18 months. However, patients who wish to add even more volume to problem areas may be candidates for a touch-up procedure. Touch-up procedures are usually performed 1 month after an initial procedure. Patients who are interested in a touch-up procedure are advised to discuss the possibility of the procedure with one of the specialists at Masri Clinic.
Can I have my procedure performed during my lunch break?
Because Vollure procedures are usually performed in 15-20 minutes, many patients have the procedure performed during their lunch break so they do not have to take time off from work or personal/family responsibilities.
Can I see before and after photos of some of the patients who have undergone a Vollure procedure at the Masri Clinic?
Before and after photos are used to help patients get an idea of the results to expect after their procedure. At their initial consultation, patients will be shown before and after photos of patients who had conditions similar to theirs. Specialists will explain how patients’ results will be similar and different than the ones in the pictures. Before and after photos are invaluable resources that help patients go into their procedure feeling excited and confident.
How do I know if I am a candidate?
The definitive way to determine whether or not you are a candidate is to attend an initial consultation with one of the specialists at Masri Clinic. Specialists work with patients to help them decide if a Vollure procedure is the best treatment option for their needs.
How do I schedule an initial consultation at Masri Clinic?
A free Vollure procedure consultation can be scheduled by contacting one of our offices in Birmingham, MI or Dearborn, MI.