JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is an advanced injectable treatment formulated to augment the lips and minimize fine lines around the mouth. FDA-approved for individuals 22 and older, this dermal filler is distinctively designed to create an exceptionally smooth, natural-appearing enhancement with results that last a year—possibly longer—for the majority of patients. Using JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, our New York City plastic surgeon can help you reduce signs of perioral aging and/or improve both the volume and definition of the lips without the need for frequent touch-up visits.
What Can JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Do for Me?
Composed of hyaluronic acid—a substance found naturally within the body—JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC works to instantaneously add fullness to the lips. Due to the softer, smoother makeup of the filler’s solution, the effects of treatment tend to be more subtle, helping to improve volume without creating an overly augmented appearance. In addition to lip enhancement, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can also be administered to diminish lines around the mouth (perioral rhytids) that contribute to an “aged” look. For both applications, clinical studies show that results can last at least a year for most individuals, making JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC the longest-lasting injectable filler of its kind.
The JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Procedure
Because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally throughout the body, there is no allergy testing necessary before treatment. During the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC procedure, a specialized instrument called the Dermasculpt® Microcannula is used by Dr. Stafford R. Broumand to inject the filler solution into targeted areas of the lips and/or perioral region. While any discomfort is typically rare during the injection process due to our doctor’s meticulous technique, a unique anesthetic known as lidocaine is present within the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC formula to further facilitate patient comfort. Based on the quantity of areas and extent of aesthetic concerns being addressed, the entire treatment can usually be completed in as quickly as 30 minutes, enabling many individuals to receive JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC on their lunch break.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Recovery
Directly following treatment, there may be some initial swelling and/or bruising in the targeted areas, though these symptoms should resolve swiftly and are often limited due to the careful approach employed by our doctor. The majority of individuals look and feel well enough to resume normal daily routines—such as desk jobs, running errands, etc.—as soon as they leave our office, but more strenuous activities like heavy lifting and vigorous exercise should be limited for a minimum of 24 hours. Results from JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC are generally apparent right away and have shown to last through one year in clinical studies. To maintain an optimal outcome, retreatment might be recommended once the effects start to fade.