What is Juvéderm Volbella XC?
Juvéderm Volbella XC is a dermal filler used for lip enhancement in thin lips. If you are unsatisfied with the shape of your lips, these treatments can provide amazing results.* The Juvéderm family of products uses hyaluronic acid (a naturally-occurring substance found in the body) to temporarily plump up areas of the mouth and face. Volbella XC is also infused with numbing agent lidocaine, which provides maximum comfort. If you lips are lacking fullness, this injectable may be perfect for you.
How does Juvéderm Volbella XC work?
This is a unique filler because of its VYCROSS technology, an innovative combination of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is what hydrates and plumps up our skin. By placing the gel where HA is lacking, we are essentially restoring a vital ingredient back into the skin. Hyaluronic acid can bind up to 1,000 times its weight in water, so its effects are both immediate and dramatic. Juvéderm’s VYCROSS technology allows for limited swelling after injections, making it a very popular treatment among our patients.
What can I expect during treatments?
During your consultation, we will first examine your face to determine which injectable product is best. We’ll decide on the amount of syringes, thereby determining the level of aggression we’d like to achieve. We will also see if adding in other injectables would maximize your results. The actual procedure will involve a series of injections into the affected areas and takes about 15-30 minutes. Because of the infused lidocaine, the procedure is virtually painless. After the injections have been given, you will receive post-care instructions but the downtime is extremely minimal.
What can I expect from the results?
After the injections, we will gently massage your lips to even out the Volbella product. Outcomes are determined by the individual’s metabolism and location of product placement. If you have a fast metabolism, chances are the filler will not last as long as the average of 6-9 months. Location is also a major component: fillers placed in the lips where muscles are moving constantly will not last as long as fillers injected underneath the eyes where there is minimal movement.
Your results will depend on the severity of lost fat and collagen in your lips, where the filler is placed and how much product was used. Typically, patients return after a few months to get a touch-up with a half or another full syringe.* This will prolong the final results for around half a year or so.*
Before and after results
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
Schedule a consultation in Seacoast, NH or North Shore, MA
In order to find out if Volbella XC is right for you, schedule a consultation at Dermatology & Skin Health. We provide dermatology services and aesthetic treatments to the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and the North Shore of Massachusetts. Come in to get an analysis of your skin so that we can create a custom treatment plan just for you. To get started, fill out our consultation request form or call us at (603) 742-5556 (Dover & Newington), (978) 525-0100 (Peabody) or (603) 965-3551 (Londonderry).