JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
What is Juvéderm Volbella® XC?
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers includes two products for adding volume to the lips, Juvederm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella® XC. Both are FDA approved for use on the lips. We offer Juvéderm Volbella® XC at SKIN Medical Spa.
The difference is the obviousness or showiness of the results. Ultra is intended to provide visible volume to the lips. Volbella® is the more recent addition to the Juvederm® line, and it delivers a more subtle final result. Volbella® adds lip volume, but it does so in a less obvious way. It defines the lip border and plumps the lips, but not in a showy, obvious way. Volbella® is also excellent for filling the vertical lip lines that form as we age.
How does Volbella work?
Like all Juvederm® fillers, Volbella® is made primarily of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is responsible for hydrating, firming, and plumping the skin. It does this by binding with nearby water molecules. When injected into the lips, Volbella® adds volume and fills vertical lips lines.
Areas treated with Volbella
Juvéderm Volbella® XC is only used on the lips to add volume and erase vertical lip lines.
Would Volbella be a good option for me?
If your lips are thinner than you’d like, either due to the volume loss that comes with aging or because they’ve always been that way, Juvéderm Volbella® XC is perfect for adding subtle volume and shape. It will help define the borders of your lips. Plus, it erases the vertical lines that come from volume loss. Juvéderm Volbella® XC does this without overtly enlarging the lips. Your results will look completely natural.
Juvéderm Volbella Results
Juvéderm Volbella® XC results show themselves immediately and will last up to one year.
Volbella Side Effects
Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is the basis of Juvederm® fillers, allergic reactions are virtually unheard of. Side effects are mild and uncommon. They include swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, redness, itching, dryness, and discomfort at the injection sites. These usually pass in one to two days, but can last for up to 30 days. If there is any issue with Volbella®, an injection of an enzyme can instantly reverse the effects of the filler.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking to plump your lips or erase lip lines, Juvederm Volbella® may be right for you. Call SKIN Medical Spa at (415) 409-6500 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves San Francisco, CA and surrounding areas.