Laugh lines are no laughing matter. Though they are caused by a lifetime of joyful moments, prominent creases around the mouth may not spark joy when you catch sight of them in the mirror. Staying hydrated, eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prevent these lines, but swearing off smiling or stopping the aging process altogether is not an option.

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can restore facial volume and smooth wrinkles without surgery or downtime. Juvéderm Vollure XC is specifically formulated to improve the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the mouth, so you can smile without having second thoughts.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How Does Juvéderm Vollure XC Work?

Vollure is made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body. Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in maintaining elasticity and hydration in the skin, but production of hyaluronic acid slows with age. This causes the skin to lose its internal supportive structure and youthful volume. When injected, Vollure provides an immediate volumizing, moisturizing and lifting effect that fills out facial wrinkles and folds.

What Concerns Can Be Treated With Juvéderm Vollure XC?

Vollure is designed to address lines, wrinkles and deep folds around the nose and mouth. Vollure can treat:

  • Nasolabial folds (“laugh lines” or “parentheses lines”), the lines that extend between your nostrils and the corners of your mouth
  • Marionette lines, the lines that extend between the corners of your mouth and your chin/jawline

How Is Juvéderm Vollure XC Different From Other Injectables?

Vollure is one of many products in Juvéderm’s collection of dermal fillers, each of which is formulated differently to address a range of cosmetic concerns. Vollure contains both low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid, while many other brand name fillers contain hyaluronic acid molecules of the same weight only. This combination means Vollure can be injected deeper into the tissue, can treat more severe folds and lasts longer, while remaining soft enough to allow for natural facial expressions and movements. Vollure and other dermal fillers are different from Botox and Dysport, which are injectables that smooth wrinkles by temporarily “freezing” muscle activity.

Is Juvéderm Vollure XC Safe?

Vollure is FDA-approved for the temporary correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. The risks associated with Vollure and other hyaluronic acid-based fillers are minimal and can be mitigated by choosing an experienced injector. If you are unhappy with the results, experience complications or simply decide Vollure is not for you, it can be safely dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that accelerates the natural breakdown of hyaluronic acid.

What Happens During Juvéderm Vollure XC Treatment?

Before administering any cosmetic injectable, your doctor will discuss your aesthetic goals and perform a facial analysis. This will determine how many injections will be used and where they will be placed to achieve a good result. Vollure is minimally invasive and involves little pain or discomfort for most patients. A small amount of lidocaine is mixed into the Vollure formula for an anesthetic effect that improves the comfort of the injection. An appointment can last between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the areas treated and the amount of product used.

Is There Downtime After Treatment?

Little or no downtime is needed after receiving Vollure injections. Side effects are rare, but may include firmness, swelling, itching, bruising, redness and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and easily managed. Many patients feel comfortable returning to their daily routine immediately following treatment.

What Results Can I Expect?

Vollure instantly adds natural-looking volume and reduces the appearance of facial folds. The treatment area will appear fuller and smoother as soon as the injections are administered. In addition to these immediate effects, the hyaluronic acid in Vollure may stimulate your body’s natural production of collagen, helping your skin look more luminous and youthful after the filler dissipates.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Vollure can last up to 18 months with optimal treatment, making it one of the longest-lasting dermal fillers on the market. The longevity of your Vollure injections will depend on several factors, including the amount used, the area injected and how quickly your body metabolizes the product. Ongoing touch-up treatments will be necessary to maintain the volumizing effect. However, a smaller amount of product may be needed to achieve your results with repeated injections over an extended period.

Who Is Juvéderm Vollure XC For?

If you have unwanted creases in the lower half of your face, are looking for a nonsurgical solution and are over 21, you may be a good candidate for Vollure injections. Patients interested in injectables of any kind should be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Call U Laser Medspa at 858-281-4560 to schedule a consultation and find out whether Vollure is right for you. We look forward to creating a personalized treatment plan to achieve your facial rejuvenation goals.