I am very blessed to be a trusted injector at Johnson Dermatology. Not just because I trained under a dermatologist that slays cosmetic dermatology world wide but because of the tool belt I get to wear every day. I don’t have just one filler or one neurotoxin available to me and my patients. We are able to offer our clients every single filler and neuromodulator that is FDA approved. But we don’t stop there, we also have radiofrequency devices, lasers, the best medical grade skin care, chemical peels and more. I literally work in the candyland of cosmetic dermatology. With that being said we are always researching and testing new products. The newest filler is called Volbella. It became available for purchase October 17th (less than a month ago) and it is steadily growing into one of my favorite tools on the tool belt. Volbella is part of the Juvederm family but it a Vycross technology more like Voluma. Vycross technology refers to the gel in which the hyaluronic acid is delivered when injected. Vycross is more tightly bound which results in longer lasting results and less initial swelling when injected. Volbella is a much thinner filler which allows us to safely inject it more superficially than Voluma. Think of Volbella for those etched in lines such as perioral lines around the mouth. Volbella is a perfect filler for someone who wants the fine lines that make their lipstick run treated but don’t want fuller lips or simply don’t need more structure of the lips. I have really liked pairing it with the other Juvederm product to soften transitional curves of the face and as the icing on the cake. I think of the thicker filler products as my cake (the structure of the skin) and Volbella as the icing on the cake (the softer outer most layer of smoothing).
Sometimes I feel like a broken record when I say one shoe does not fit all. Two people walking in asking for the same thing often actually need two completely different things to achieve optimal, natural, refreshing results. When it comes to our skin, less is not always more. You need Botox to help relax lines in motion and Filler to help volume loss, lasers to help with color and texture of the skin and skin care products to maintain and improve on a daily basis. If you only choose one modality then you may only be treating the upper face and not the lower face or only focusing on the deep structure of the skin but not the top layer of the skin. If you don’t treat the big picture it’s like wearing flip flops with your wedding dress or a Harry Winston diamond with yoga pants-it doesn’t look right.
The best thing you can do for your skin is to get a cosmetic consult by an experienced expert. Make a plan that’s in your budget and a regimen that you can follow. I would be honored if you trusted Johnson Dermatology but even if you don’t please take into consideration who you let guide and manage your skin. I want the best for all my readers. I dream for fillers and botox to be represented in a positive light.
If you think Volbella might be for you and you want to learn more about my newest tool on my belt then call the clinic and make an appointment for a consult this week. I’m so grateful for all my readers and don’t forget we are showing our gratitude during the week of Thanksgiving with 20% off all things cosmetic at Johnson Dermatology so I hope to see you that week if not sooner!
Stay Skintastic, Nina