- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC indications: Thin or small lips
- Types of Wrinkles: Moderate
- Results are visible: Immediately
- Results last for: Up to one year
- Injectable type: Hyaluronic acid dermal filler
Thick, full lips can give you a sensual, appealing appearance. However, not everyone is born with full lips. In fact, many people have lips that are thin and lack prominence. Thanks to JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections, patients in the Philadelphia, PA area can have fuller lips without having to undergo lip augmentation surgery with facial implants. In addition, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can reduce vertical lines around the lips.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Candidates
Good candidates for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC include patients that have lips that are thin and lack prominence. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC candidates may also have issues with vertical lip lines (smokers' lines), which form as a result of the natural aging process. These patients should be at least 21 years old. If the patient is considering additional cosmetic procedures before or after JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections, they should discuss these plans with a plastic surgeon. This will help prevent infection, scarring and other complications.
While traditional lip augmentation surgery involves incisions made inside the mouth, no incisions are necessary for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections. This means no risk of scarring, problems with lip implants, and other surgical complications. To determine if patients may experience allergic reactions to JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, a consultation will necessary.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Procedure
The JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injection procedure is simple and straightforward, and can be performed in a doctor's office rather than in a surgical suite. The surgeon uses an ultrafine needle to make carefully planned injections into the lip area. The surgeon will work to evenly distribute the injections to achieve a natural and subtle fullness to the lips while also eliminating unwanted wrinkles around the patient's mouth.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Recovery
Recovery from JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections is simple, and is nowhere near as involved as a lip augmentation surgery. Overall treatment time is 20 minutes. To ensure a quick and problem-free recovery, patients should avoid the following in the first 24 hours after treatment:
- Direct and prolonged exposure to the sun
- Exercise and strenuous physical activity
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages
Most JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC patients are able to return to their jobs after their injections or the day after their injections.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Side Effects
After JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections, patients may notice mild side effects such as bruising and swelling. Firmness around the lips can also occur following injections, though this is a common reaction to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. These side effects resolve on their own and generally last no more than two to four weeks.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Results
The results of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injections can be dramatic. Patients will notice thicker, fuller lips that look natural, as well as the loss of the vertical age lines around the mouth. The vast majority of patients will have thicker lips for up to one year thanks to JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. Repeat injections can be performed once the results of the previous JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injection have diminished.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Consultations
To learn more about JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and how it can help you have thicker and fuller lips, schedule a consultation at Jefferson Plastic Surgery.