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Juvéderm Volbella XC Gives Lips Natural Plumpness and a Hint of Shine
Like other dermal fillers, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC restores lost facial volume and diminishes the appearance of facial lines by filling and plumping the skin in specific, localized areas. This product works to reduce signs of aging in a minimally invasive approach to age management. The problem with some dermal fillers is that they can give unnatural results, with too much volume or unpleasant lack of facial movement. Another issue with some fillers is that the results may be beautiful, but they only last several months.
Patients are looking for a product that can effectively correct for facial lines and give lasting results. Additionally, patients are looking for a product that can give smooth, subtle and beautifully enhanced lip augmentation results. They are looking for a beautifully natural lip, one that is not drastic nor artificial looking. Fortunately, that product is here. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC softens the lines around the mouth, while adding beautiful and natural fullness to the lips.
What is JUVEDERM VOLBELLA®?
Like all other JUVEDERM® formulas, VOLBELLA® is largely comprised of hyaluronic acid. This is a naturally-occurring acid that is found at the foundational layer of the skin. It provides structural support and hydration to the dermis, and helps give the skin a full and refreshed look. By strategically injecting JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® into areas that need redefining or rehydrating, fine lines can be softened or eliminated and lip structure and volume, restored.
What to Expect During a Treatment
JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® treatments can have different goals depending on the patient’s desires. During the actual treatment, the JUVEDERM VOLBELLA® hyaluronic acid gel is skillfully injected into predetermined areas, whether it be the lips or the area around the lips. Most patients can resume their everyday activities soon after their treatment session.
What Are The Treatment Areas?
Volbella is developed specifically for your lips and mouth area, but it works exceptionally well with all fine facial lines. Dr. Sani uses the product to:
- Smooth lipstick lines (also known as smoker’s lines)
- Subtle plumping and “moisturizing” of the lips
- Smoothing of the lips
- General smoothing of fine facial lines
- Additional smoothing after a Botox treatment
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a technologically advanced and modern dermal filler. It is formulated with VYCROSS® technology. VYCROSS® blends different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid, which contributes to the filler’s increased duration, lasting up to one year. This product uses a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid (15 mg/ml), contributing to the soft and smooth texture of this gel. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar that is naturally found within the human body, hydrating the skin and increasing volume within the skin layers.
As our bodies age, we naturally lose the ability to produce sufficient hyaluronic acid, which leads to facial lines and lost facial volume. The role of hyaluronic acid acting as a filler is to act as a plumping substance for restoring facial volume and moisture. The beauty of hyaluronic acid as an injectable, is that there is less risk of allergic reaction, as the substance is a naturally occurring complex in the body.
The effectiveness and safety of this new dermal filler has been studied in several clinical trials as part of the process to gain FDA approval. In a pivotal study performed in the United States, 168 patients were treated with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC to study the effectiveness of the product in delivering expected outcomes, as well as the safety for patient use. Lip fullness was evaluated using a five point scale and the smoothing of perioral lines was evaluated using a four point scale. The results of the study found that the majority of the patients that were treated with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC showed improved lip fullness and reduction of lines through one year duration. Patient safety was found to be similar to that of the control group, indicating that the injection was safe for patient use.
Many patients choose Volbella because the results can last for up to a year with optimal treatment. With Volbella, volume is added but your lips remain natural looking. The result of volbella are also instant, so you won’t have to wait around for noticeable changes. Because it’s nonsurgical, there is no downtime required. Any side effects of treatment such as swelling, tenderness, and redness are usually mild and improve very quickly. If you want to achieve fuller lips and smooth the appearance of upper lip lines, you could benefit from Juvederm Volbella XC. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your initial consultation.
Volbella's Popular Questions
How Long Does It Last?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is indicated for the correction of lines around the mouth and for increasing lip fullness, for up to one year. In fact, this product is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler that has been shown to provide these outcomes and last for such a long duration.
How Long Does It Take?
The entire process typically takes only 20-30 minutes, depending on how many injection sites are needed. Dr. Sani will determine what Volbella injection locations are appropriate as well as what volume of gel to inject in each site.
Are the any side effects?
There is usually little recovery needed after the procedure. Side effects can include temporary swelling, redness, discomfort, lumps and itching to the treatment site, which generally subside within several days. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC should not be used by patients who have severe allergies or those with a known allergy to gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine.
Learn More During a Complimentary Consultation
We encourage you to set up a consultation with one of our expert, Dr. Sani, to get all the facts about JUVEDERM VOLBELLA®, including how it can benefit you. Our office is located in Los Gatos. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.