JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
What is Juvéderm Volbella® XC?
Volbella XC is a recent addition to the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers. This FDA approved injectable gel contains hyaluronic acid and a small amount of local anesthetic.
Similar to Juvéderm Ultra XC, Volbella is used to add volume to the lips. However, Juvéderm Volbella XC delivers a subtle result that adds lip volume in a less obvious way than other Juvéderm products.
How does Volbella work?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body and 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 treated areas. Volbella XC also contains lidocaine so that sensitivity to pain is reduced during injection.
Volbella treatment areas
Juvéderm Volbella® XC is approved to add volume to the lips and can be used to define the lip border. In addition, Juvéderm can be injected around the lips to fill the vertical lip lines that form around the mouth as we age.
Candidates for Juvéderm Volbella
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. Juvéderm Volbella® XC adds volume without overtly enlarging the lips. Your results will look completely natural.
Dermal Filler Patient Testimonial
“This review is for Dr Colvin, he is the only one I see. He is such a wonderful doctor, I have been seeing him for fillers & dysport for years. I am extremely particular about not bruising & looking natural. He is so patient with me. When I tell him I can’t have bruises, he uses a smaller needle and takes his time. He makes sure I know exactly what he’s doing every step of the way, always checking to make sure he’s putting the filler where I want it.” – Chantel H.
Juvéderm Volbella Results
Juvéderm Volbella® XC results appear immediately. These results last about a year but patients can receive touch-up treatments to obtain or maintain desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Colvin will discuss your goals and provide a treatment plan to achieve them.
Side Effects of Volbella
Since hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is the basis of Juvéderm® fillers, allergic reactions are virtually unheard of. Side effects are mild and usually, pass in one to two days. However, they 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. These side effects can include:
- Discomfort at the injection sites
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking to plump your lips or erase lip lines, Juvéderm 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.