Juvederm Volbella XC Lip Filler from Allergan
Juvederm Volbella XC is an incredible new filler from Allergan which is transforming the way we treat “smokers lines”. With soft, natural and incredibly long-lasting results, Volbella is FDA-approved for treating perioral rhytids and is the injectable of choice for those who want to gently and subtly enhance the shape of their lips.
What Are Perioral Rhytids?
Perioral rhytids, often referred to as perioral lines, are wrinkles around the edges of the lips. They can consist of very fine horizontal lines or deeper set wrinkles, and most commonly begin to make an appearance after the age of 40.
A major sign of aging, these lines are sometimes referred to as “smoker’s lines” because they are common in those who smoke, the process of puckering the lips repeatedly around a cigarette being the cause. However, perioral rhytids can also occur in nonsmokers. Sun damage can increase the likelihood of lines appearing, and some people are simply more likely to develop them as a result of their genetics.
How Can Volbella Help?
Juvederm Volbella XC has been specifically designed to alleviate perioral lines in a way unlike any other filler. It works by gently increasing the volume of the lips, which works to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles without creating an over-enhanced pout.
Loss of volume in the lips is a very common effect of aging along with perioral lines, so Volbella is an excellent choice for those who feel they have lost the natural shape of their lips as a result lines and volume loss. By carefully injecting Volbella into multiple areas of the lips, it is possible to restore the natural shape of the lips, minimize the appearance of lines and create a more youthful looking pout.
Since Volbella has such a soft consistency, it could also be used to gently smooth out crows feet, add a touch of extra volume to nasolabial folds (the lines which run from the outside of the nose to the outside of the mouth), and even smooth out other fine wrinkles elsewhere on the face.
What makes Juvederm Volbella XC such a pioneering lip filler is its unique formulation which gives an incredibly smooth, natural finish. For those who want to reduce the appearance of lines around the mouth, but do not want their lips to be dramatically enhanced with lots of volume, Volbella is the perfect compromise as it allows clinicians to create a more subtle, naturally plumped pout and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the lips.
The key to Volbella’s natural results is the inclusion of Vycross, a filler technology which Allergan has produced to create incredibly smooth injectable products. Vycross was first introduced to the market in 2013 when it was included in the formulation for Juvederm Voluma, a filler which is designed to alleviate volume loss throughout the face. The same natural results that Voluma provides can now be achieved for the lips, too.
Results That Last
By blending different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid in Volbella, Allergan have managed to create a filler which provides results for just as long as other well-established and popular Juvederm fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a key substance in fillers, because it attracts and retains moisture in order to provide lasting results. Although Volbella contains lower concentrations of hyaluronic acids, it can still provide a plumping effect for as long as 12 months, an impressive feat in the filler market.
Clinically Proven to Give Fantastic Results
In a US clinical study, 168 people underwent Volbella fillers in order that the effectiveness of the product could be assessed. Two thirds of the subjects showed improvement in both lip fullness and perioral lines over the course of one year. The study also proved Volbella to be an incredibly safe treatment, with only a small number of test subjects experiencing mild, temporary side effects such as redness, bruising and tenderness, all of which dissipated within 30 days.
Does Volbella Hurt?
As with any other type of filler, it’s not uncommon to experience a little discomfort at the start of the procedure. However, a local anaesthetic is included in the Volbella formula which works to gently numb the treated area; once this painkiller quickly kicks in, you should find the treatment to be very comfortable.
Get in Touch to See What Juvederm Volbella Could Do for You
If you’d like to achieve a smoother, more natural and more youthful looking pout, Volbella could be the ideal cosmetic treatment. Get in touch to arrange a consultation with one of our expert clinicians to learn more.