The lips age like any other part of the face. In fact, because the skin of the lips is so delicate, they are often one of the earliest places to show visible signs of aging. Most lips lose volume and definition over time, and many people, especially smokers, develop fine lines as a result of repetitive mouth movements. Juvéderm Volbella XC is an injectable filler that is specifically designed to enhance the lips, whether you’re looking to restore youthful fullness, reduce the appearance of wrinkles or add luscious volume to naturally thin lips.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How Does Juvéderm Volbella XC Work?

Volbella is made with a modified form of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the skin that delivers nutrients, adds volume and helps the skin retain moisture and softness. When injected into the lips, it provides an immediate plumping and smoothing effect. Volbella is formulated with a mixture of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. This combination means Volbella offers greater volumizing capacity and durability with less swelling and long-lasting, natural-looking results.

What Concerns Can Be Treated With Juvéderm Volbella XC?

Volbella can give you the full, beautiful lips you used to have or always wanted to have. Volbella is designed to:

  • Add fullness to lips that have lost volume due to aging
  • Add plumpness to lips that are naturally thin
  • Contour the lips to improve shape and correct asymmetry
  • Soften the appearance of vertical lines (known as perioral rhytids, perioral lines or smoker’s lines) around the mouth

How Is Juvéderm Volbella XC Different From Other Injectables?

Volbella is one of many products in Juvéderm’s collection of hyaluronic acid fillers, each of which adds volume or smoothes lines in different areas of the face. Volbella adds volume to lips and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines, while other Juvéderm formulas add volume to the cheek area or soften moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Volbella and other dermal fillers are different from Botox and Dysport, which are injectables that reduce the appearance of wrinkles by temporarily “freezing” muscle activity.

Is Juvéderm Volbella XC Safe?

Volbella is FDA-approved for temporary lip augmentation and for the temporary correction of perioral lines. Choosing an experienced injector significantly reduces the risks associated with Volbella and other dermal fillers. If you are unhappy with the results of your treatment, experience complications or simply decide Volbella is not for you, it can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that accelerates the breakdown of hyaluronic acid.

What Happens During Juvéderm Volbella XC Treatment?

Your injection specialist will discuss your aesthetic goals and perform a facial analysis to determine how many Volbella injections will be used and where they will be placed to achieve a good result. Volbella is injected using an ultra-fine needle to minimize discomfort, and the formula contains a small amount of lidocaine for an aesthetic effect that further improves the comfort of the treatment. An appointment can last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the areas treated and the amount of filler needed to realize your desired outcome.

Is There Downtime After Treatment?

Dermal fillers are a “lunchtime procedure” that require minimal downtime, if any. After an injection session, you will be given aftercare instructions and can resume most normal activities right away. The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, bruising, redness or itching. All potential side effects associated with Volbella will be discussed during the consultation prior to your treatment.

What Results Can I Expect?

Volbella creates fuller, smoother, more youthful-looking lips. It can also minimize fine lines around your mouth and contour your lips to improve their shape or symmetry. The volumizing effect of Volbella is visible as soon as the injections are administered. In addition to this immediate benefit, the hyaluronic acid in Volbella may stimulate your body’s natural collagen production system, adding subtle fullness to your lips even after the filler has been metabolized.

How Long Will My Results Last?

The longevity of any dermal filler varies from patient to patient. With optimal treatment, Volbella results can last up to one year. Your individual results will depend on a mix of factors, including the amount of product used and how quickly your body metabolizes the formula. Touch-up treatments are necessary to prolong Volbella’s plumping effect. However, a smaller amount of product may be needed to achieve your results with subsequent treatments.

Who Is Juvéderm Volbella XC For?

Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is among the most requested nonsurgical aesthetic procedures worldwide. Whether you have never been satisfied with the size or shape of your lips, or the aging process has caused your lips to develop fine lines and lose volume, you may be a good candidate for lip enhancement with Volbella. Patients interested in Volbella injections should be in good general health, have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure and over the age of 21. Call U Laser Medspa at 858-281-4560 to schedule a consultation and find out whether Volbella is right for you.