JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is the variation of JUVÉDERM that is specialized for the lips and is intended to function as a non-surgical alternative for lip enhancement.
This formulation of JUVÉDERM was developed to allow the delicate skin of the lips to tolerate the treatment well. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC has a smooth and natural effect in comparison with other types of fillers because it is a more pliable and is a thinner variation of the same substance used in other injections. The unique bonding and hyaluronic acid concentration in this variation of allows it to be more ideal for the lip area.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC works as a dual treatment for both the fine line smoothing around the lips and the augmentation of plumpness and volume of the lips themselves. It also is effective when an individual wants to add lip line definition. The effects of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC may last for up to a year after the injection.
How JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Works
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC works similarly to other JUVÉDERM products that contain hyaluronic acid, or HA, as the active ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that naturally occurs in the human body. The most prevalent instances of hyaluronic acid occur in the joints and the fluids of the eyes. Hyaluronic acid has the unique property of stimulating collagen production, or the skin plumping connective tissue, as well as the ability to absorb water like s sponge.
Both collagen production and hyaluronic acid production tend to decrease as a person advances in age. This is the most prevalent cause of wrinkles. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections contain hyaluronic acid that is combined with water and a small amount of lidocaine. The addition of lidocaine to the injection formula allows for the omission of lidocaine injections during the procedure.
What to Expect
No prior preparation is usually needed for the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injection, as it is a non-surgical treatment. It is recommended that patients stay out of the sun and avoid exercise, consuming alcoholic beverages, and wearing makeup for a minimum of 24 hours following the injections.
The appointment takes anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes on average, and is dependent on how many injections are needed. The injection itself should not be particularly painful, but the patient may experience the sensation of pressure when the formula is injected. Only one initial treatment appointment is needed, however, over time the formula is naturally broken down and absorbed by the body. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was approved by the US Food And Drug Administration in 2016.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is not ideal for everyone. Those who have allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins or an allergy to lidocaine should not get the injection. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is intended for the use in adults who are at least 21 years of age. There are no established studies of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC on pregnant or breastfeeding women.