Full, soft lips are a sign of youth and beauty; however, the natural process of aging, genetics, and other factors can leave lips thin and creased. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is an innovative dermal filler FDA-approved to plump the lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth. This hyaluronic acid-based product can also enhance the contour of the lips, as lip lines become less refined with time. Dr. Charles Perry, our plastic surgeon in Sacramento, uses JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for patients age 21 or older.
- Areas JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA Can Treat
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA Candidates
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA Considerations
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA Procedure
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA Side Effects
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA Recovery and Results
Where Is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Used?
Most commonly utilized for lip enhancement, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can also be used to diminish the appearance of fine lines that can develop around the mouth. Designed to provide soft, natural-looking results, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can give you the fuller, more sensual look you want without a dramatic “over-filled” appearance. Additionally, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC may be used to reduce fine lines and creases on other areas of the face, depending on your unique needs and goals.
Who Is a Good Candidate for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
Dermal fillers can provide excellent results for many patients without the need for surgery, but this treatment is not appropriate for everyone. Men and women interested in this procedure should be 21 years of age or older and have reasonable expectations for results. Patients should also have thin or thinning lips that they would like to make fuller and/or have perioral wrinkles (creases around the mouth) they would like to minimize.
Things to Consider Before Undergoing JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® Injections
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be used alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic injectables. If you have other common signs of aging you would like to address, including wrinkles, facial volume loss, or uneven skin tone or texture, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments to rejuvenate your features. Common supplementary procedures include BOTOX® Cosmetic, laser skin resurfacing, fat injections, PRP, and dermal fillers.
Results typically last approximately one year, although your benefits may last a little longer or shorter than this estimate. Dr. Perry can discuss what to expect during your initial consultation. You may also wish to extend the effects with regular maintenance injections.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC contains no animal proteins and is a hypoallergenic product. Comprised of hyaluronic acid, this formulation typically causes no allergic reactions. You may request a skin test prior to treatment if desired.
What Is the Procedure Like?
When you arrive to your initial consultation, Dr. Perry will discuss your areas of concern and your cosmetic goals. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is administered using ultra-fine needles into a series of targeted locations. Dr. Perry takes into consideration your unique needs and desired outcome when planning these injection sites. The process is often quite quick, and most patients report little to no pain, as the product contains a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. You should notice immediate improvement in the treated area.
What Are the Side Effects of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
Minor bruising, tenderness, swelling, and redness in the treated area is normal, and these effects should subside quickly. You may apply makeup to cover these symptoms if desired.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery is typically minimal—patients often return to normal activity immediately following treatment. Some individuals even choose to schedule their appointment during their lunch break. You should feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you have about JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC with Dr. Perry during your first meeting. We’re here to help you make the best decision for your needs and goals. What we are noticing with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®, much like JUVÉDERM VOLUMA®, is less swelling immediately afterwards. It seems to be a much easier recovery than many of the other fillers we offer that are more hypophilic.
If you’d like to learn more about JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perry, please contact our practice today.