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Juvéderm® Volbella is a relatively recent addition to the Juvéderm® line, with the ability to reverse signs of aging in some of the most sensitive, delicate areas of the face to date. This formulation is specifically designed to soften perioral lines, those fine vertical lines that appear above the upper lip. Volbella can also add subtle volume to the lips, refreshing your mouth without making it obvious that you had a cosmetic treatment.

What is Volbella?

Like other Juvéderm® products, Volbella contains hyaluronic acid, a synthetic version of the natural sugar found in the body. Hyaluronic acid is essential to maintaining hydration in the dermal layers, which gives skin its soft, supple appearance. The synthetic version is biocompatible, which means you don’t have to undergo any allergy testing before your injections. Volbella is considered a second-generation dermal filler because it features Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS® technology.

A combination of molecular weights in the hyaluronic acid particles is used to create a smoother consistency within the dermal filler and a more natural result for the patient. VYCROSS® technology also promises results that last longer than first-generation dermal fillers, with Volbella offering a more youthful appearance for up to 12 months.

What does it treat?

Volbella is used to add natural volume to the lips, while the hyaluronic acid in the mix creates a softer look and feel. In addition, Volbella is smooth enough to diminish the appearance of perioral lines, also known as lipstick lines. Until Volbella was introduced, it was difficult to find a dermal filler that could produce the subtle results patients were looking for in this area. This product may also be used to address issues underneath the eyes, such as fine lines and dark circles.

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Your Volbella Treatment

We will recommend you stop taking aspirin and blood thinning medications for one week prior to your treatment because these substances can increase your risk of bruising after your procedure.

We inject the formulation using a very fine needle, minimizing your discomfort and creating positive results. The solution also contains lidocaine, a numbing medicine that prevents discomfort as the liquid is administered to the underlying dermal layers. Some patients also request a topical numbing cream before treatment, since this product is used on a relatively sensitive area of the face.

We will be able to complete your Volbella injections in about 30 minutes in our office. After your treatment, we will likely apply ice to the area to reduce swelling and discomfort. At that point, you will be able to return to your routine right away.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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