JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
One of the cosmetic fillers in the JUVÉDERM® family we offer at Dermlounge is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. This injectable gel is incredibly smooth, and was created specifically for lip augmentation. It contains hyaluronic acid (HA), which can provide moisture and softness for results that look natural. This cosmetic filler is designed to subtly enhance thinning lips and smooth vertical wrinkles around the mouth, which are referred to as perioral rhytids. Results from this treatment can create a subtle yet noticeably rejuvenated appearance in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is formulated using VYCROSS® technology, which helps provide smooth and long-lasting results.
Oftentimes, this treatment is combined with other injectables, such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, to enhance volume loss in the cheeks or mid-face.
FDA-approved JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can add volume to the lips and around the mouth to fill in “smokers lines.” Both of these traits are commonly associated with aging, but genetics and environmental factors may also play a role. When this non-surgical procedure is performed by a skilled healthcare professional, a natural-looking enhancement can be achieved. The HA in this product binds to the water in the face, creating a viscous fluid that hydrates the tissues and stimulates new collagen growth. In clinical studies, this dermal filler was shown to improve the fullness of the lips and smooth the lines around the mouth over the course of one year.
Individuals who are interested in a cosmetic treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC are those who wish to diminish signs of fine lines near the mouth or to fill out the lips. This treatment is more commonly used for women, but men may also benefit. All patients must be over the age of 21 to undergo this treatment.
For patients who suffer from severe allergies, such as to Gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine, it may be best to avoid this product. Our experienced injector will talk more with you about these issues during the initial consultation.
Once your appointment has been made, our staff will go through your medical history, discuss your treatment goals, and review what is to be expected during and after the procedure. We will conduct a brief examination of your face and possibly take some photos. Once the skin has been cleaned and prepared with an antiseptic, the first injection will be administered using an ultra-fine needle. The lidocaine in JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC should then take effect, reducing the sensitivity to pain. We may massage the treatment area to ensure the product is evenly distributed and to help minimize any swelling.
The entire process should take less than one hour to complete, but total treatment time will vary depending on the cosmetic goals that were discussed. For the first 24 hours following the treatment, it is best to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure. Failure to follow these recommendations may result in extended redness, swelling, or itching near the treatment location.
Once your JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC treatment is complete, an ice pack may be used to reduce the potential for swelling. Some results are typically noticeable immediately, but it is more likely that a significant difference will be seen within one day of the procedure. In clinical trials the results lasted up to one year in the lips and in the lines around the mouth. If you would like a touch-up procedure in the future, less product will likely be needed to achieve similar results; however, this will depend on each individual case.
It is typical for some patients to experience side effects such as swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps or bumps, redness, and some discomfort in the area. It is less likely patients will experience discoloration, itching, or dryness around the treatment site, but they may occur. Any mild to moderate side effects, if they occur, should resolve within 30 days or less.
To learn more about JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, please contact our office to schedule your appointment.