If your lips have lost volume, softness, or appear aged as a result of fine lines, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be a state-of-the-art solution to rejuvenate the lower face for results that appear natural. This variation in the JUVÉDERM® product line is FDA-approved to plump and ultimately enhance the volume, definition, and aesthetic of the lips. In addition to improving a patient’s lip contour, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can soften the vertical lines around the mouth known as “smoker’s lines.” Dr. Ali Sepehr, our facial plastic surgeon, offers JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC at his practice in Newport Beach for effective lip enhancement achieved without surgery or extensive downtime.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is an innovative injectable specially designed to plump the lips and fill in fine lines around the mouth. Offering natural-looking volume enhancement, this advanced dermal filler is composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring substance in the body that helps the skin retain moisture and volume. The JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC formulation also includes an anesthetic called lidocaine to allow minimal discomfort at the injection site. Like other products in the JUVÉDERM® family, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC does not require an allergy test.
What Concerns Can JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Treat?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is designed to treat age-related volume loss and wrinkle formation in the lips. The advanced solution can add fullness to thin lips for a plumper aesthetic and improved pout, and/or achieve a more youthful look by smoothing smoker’s lines around the mouth. After injections, patients typically enjoy a more rejuvenated aesthetic in the lower face for results that can last several months— even up to one year.
Who is a Candidate for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
Many men and women experience changes to their lip shape and fullness over time; other individuals simply want a fuller, softer pout. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can address all of these concerns with instant results and little to no downtime. This injectable is ideal for patients who are in good general health and aged 21 or older. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can often be combined with other non-surgical and surgical treatments to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation. Once your concerns are assessed in a consultation, Dr. Sepehr can help you determine which options are the most beneficial to achieve your aesthetic goals.
How is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Treatment Performed?
As with other cosmetic injectables, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be administered in about 15 to 30 minutes and you should be able to return to your daily routine immediately after treatment. At the time of injection, Dr. Sepehr will administer the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC solution into the targeted facial planes for natural-looking volume enhancement. Although most patients report minimal discomfort during injections, a topical anesthetic can be applied beforehand to provide a more comfortable treatment experience. After injections, there is generally no downtime necessary and many patients complete the entire process during their lunch hour.
What are the Results of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
Immediately after JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC treatment, some degree of redness, swelling, and bruising is normal. These effects will likely fade within a few hours to a couple of days. The outcome achieved typically lasts for about one year, although your experience may vary. Touch-up treatments can be pursued to preserve the results of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, and less product is typically required to achieve the desired aesthetic after initial injections.
For more information, simply reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable medical team. Please contact our practice for any further questions, or to book a consultation.