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Some women may wish to add subtle volume to their lips; others may want to soften the appearance of the vetical lines above them. Lines such as these are often caused by factors such as sun exposure or repeated muscle movement.

Fortunately there’s JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC – the first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to 1 year.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is an injectable filler based on hyaluronic acid (HA) that provides a desirable improvement in the lip contour, boosting volume, smoothing vertical creases (smoker’s lines), and achieving symmetry – all in a single comfortable treatment.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC lip injections are recommended for smoother, softer consistency that mimics the natural feel of your lips for a longer time.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC may be right for you if:

  • You would like to add subtle volume to your lips
  • You would like to soften the appearance of vertical lip lines
  • You want natural-looking, long-lasting results

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC with lidocaine is a new dermal filler treatment for the lips and Peri-oral area. Designed not only for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume, it can also be used for defining lip contours, treating oral commissures, smoothing fine ‘barcode’ lines around the lips and supporting the ‘marionette’ lines down the chin.

How do JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC lip injections work?

Developed using Allergan’s proprietary Vycross technology, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC 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. Results are commonly seen to last up to twelve months.

What are the typical areas that are treated?

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC lip injections treat lost lip volume, defines lip contours, treats the corners of the mouth that turn down and make you look like you’re sad, smooth’s smoker’s lines and plumps up marionette lines (the lines that go from the corners of your mouth down to your chin).

Before you go: Our physicians recommend that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

When you arrive: If this is your first visit, the physician will ask about your medical history, including any allergies you may have or medications you may take, and will tell you more about wrinkle treatment with Juvéderm. Juvéderm injectable gel does not require an allergy test.

Determining your treatment needs: The physician will examine the soft tissue of your face to assess the depth of wrinkles and folds to determine your treatment. Juvéderm injectable gel is available in many formulations for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles. This allows the physician to better tailor treatment to your unique needs. They will take pre-treatment photographs so your progress can be tracked.

Before the procedure: Although anesthesia is not required, the Doctor may use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the treatment area first. We only use the latest Juvéderm XC products which are enhanced with lidocaine for your comfort.

The procedure: The physician will ease the Juvéderm injectable gel under your skin to augment, or fill, wrinkles and folds. Following the injection, she may gently massage the treated areas. The procedure is quick and easy.

After the procedure: With Juvéderm, there is minimal recovery or downtime.

For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. The physician will tell you when cosmetics may be applied after your treatment. As with all treatments and procedures, please follow the Dr.’s instructions for post treatment care.

Seeing results: You should see an immediate improvement in the treatment areas. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year! However, results may vary and supplemental “touch up” treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal results.


VOLBELLA XC before and after Laser + Skin Institute in Chatham, NJ

What to expect after a JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC treatment.

There is virtually no swelling or bruising, so normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment. You will be provided with an ice pack to take home, which lessens the redness and swelling.

Are you ready to learn more about JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC?

To schedule an appointment with our Physicians, fill up the form below or call our scheduling staff at 973-635-5050.