As we age, we lose volume in our face. This results in sagging of tissues and formation of wrinkles. One of the areas where this is most is noticeable is around the mouth. Injectable fillers and fat grafting techniques have been developed to restore lost volume and reduce wrinkles. They are extremely effective, and produce instant results. The family of Juvéderm fillers and have been tailored for treating specific areas.
Introducing JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
Approved By The FDA For Use In Lips And Perioral Rhytids
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel for injection into the lips and around the mouth resulting in subtle lip fullness and the correction of lip symmetry and fine vertical lines around the mouth (perioral rhytids) in adults over the age of 21.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural, complex sugar which improves skin elasticity, delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by holding in water, and acts as a cushioning agent. By adding volume into the lips, lines and creases around the mouth become smoother, more supple and create a more youthful appearance. Over time, the product is harmlessly absorbed into the body. Effects last for up to twelve months.
Are there any known side effects?
The most common side effects are temporary swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness lumps/bumps, rednesss or discoloration, and itching. Most of these side effects resolved within a few days. There is no downtime and daily activities can be resumed immediately. There is very little chance of rejection, and the procedure is reversible. There is plenty of room for fine-tuning until you are completely happy with your new plump lips. Injectable fillers are not permanent and will require additional injections.
How does it work?
Developed using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® with lidocaine is formulated with an innovative combination of low and high molecular weight technology, which improves the cross-linking efficiency of HA chains. This more effective cross-linking allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling. The Vycross technology delivers an ultra-smooth gel, which results in a natural look and feel, as well as improved duration. This unique technology allows the product to absorb less water, resulting in considerably reduced swelling compared to more traditional fillers. Not only is there less downtime, the treatment itself is made as pain free as possible by the built-in lidocaine anaesthetic.
Can JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® treatments be combined with other treatments?
Injectable fillers are frequently combined with Botox Treatments and Facelift procedures to add volume and softness. For a more pronounced lip augmentation result JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® can be combined with JUVÉDERM ULTRA® or JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS®.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is the thinnest form this gel, suitable for injecting into the lips to increase plumpness and around the mouth to reduce the fine wrinkles that can form in the perioral area. The effects typically last from 9 months to a year.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is slightly thicker form of the gel best suited for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth. The effects typically last from 9 months to a year.
What is a Certified Expert Injector™ ?
We pride ourselves in a conservative approach in any lip augmentation procedure to ensure only the most natural-looking lips leave our office. It requires a large amount of experience and finesse to properly execute lip augmentations. Dr. Green is a Certified Expert Injector™ for Botox and injectable Fillers.
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