Juvederm Volbella® XC in Los Angeles (Thousand Oaks)
Volbella Live Demo by Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
Volbella Before & After Photo
This patient came in looking to add more volume to her lips. She requested a soft, natural look and wanted to avoid looking “overdone.” I was able to increase the volume in her lips, primarily in the upper lip area. As well, I was able to provide more definition to her lip line area. I used a pinpoint injection and threading technique and used approximately 2 syringes of Volbella.
About Juvederm Volbella® XC
Juvederm Volbella® XC is a dermal filler product that is used to increase the volume of your lips and to soften fine lines around your mouth. Juvederm Volbella® XC results in smooth, natural lips that will make your entire face look younger.
Juvederm Volbella® XC is manufactured by Allergan and was first approved in Europe in 2011. Since that time, Juvederm Volbella® XC has been approved and distributed in more than 70 countries. In October 2016, Juvederm Volbella® XC was approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
How does Juvederm Volbella® XC work?
As we age, the hyaluron in our body – which provides strength and hydration – decreases, which means that skin volume lessens and wrinkles occur. This is particularly evident around our mouth, where we see wrinkles that are unflatteringly known as “smoker’s lines” and “marionette lines.” In addition, as we age our lips become thinner and the edges less defined. Some women notice that their lipstick bleeds and looks unflattering. The combination of thinning, less defined lips and lines around the mouth can make us look older than we feel.
Juvederm Volbella® XC is a gel that contains hyaluronic acid, which is a natural polysaccharide (sugar molecule) that occurs in the body. When Juvederm Volbella® XC injected into the lips, the hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to water molecules. Since each molecule can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, using Juvederm Volbella® XC reverses age-related volume loss and can create plump, youthful looking lips. Juvederm Volbella® XC is equally effective at reducing lines around the edges of your lips.
Results generally last more than twelve months. Juvederm Volbella® XC is gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanism and disappears without any residue.
Juvederm Volbella XC® is manufactured using a unique Vycross technology that cross-links molecules and creates a smooth, malleable gel. This new technology combines low and high molecular weight technology, which results in a smooth, natural gel. This advanced formulation is excellent for adding volume to the lips.
What are the advantages of Juvederm Volbella®? XC
While some fillers may have a granular consistency, Juvederm Volbella® XC is manufactured using a unique Vycross technology that improves the cross-linking efficiency of the molecules. As a result, lips and lip lines injected with Juvederm Voluma XC® have a very smooth and natural appearance. There is less swelling than with other fillers and the results last more than one year.
How is Juvederm Volbella® XC administered?
Juvederm Volbella® XC is administered using a fine needle. Juvederm Volbella® XC contains lidocaine to numb the area and make the injections more comfortable. It is important to use a health care provider with the training and experience to inject fillers in a way that flatters your face and does not make your lips look overdone.
Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella® XC
Patients must be in good health, have reasonable expectations for the procedure and be over 21 years of age. Juvederm Volbella® XC cannot be used if you have a bleeding disorder, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. If you have a skin infection (such as a cold sore, pimple or rash), you must wait until it is healed. Let Dr. Tansavatdi know if you are allergic to gram-positive bacterial proteins or to lidocaine. To prevent bruising, you must avoid taking medications and supplements that prolong bleeding during the week before your procedure.
How long does Juvederm Volbella® XC last?
Due to the cross-linking technology used in Juvederm Volbella XC®, the product generally lasts at least one year.
Can Juvederm Volbella® XC be combined with other fillers and procedures?
During your consultation, Dr. Tansavatdi will discuss your aesthetic goals and how to best achieve the look you desire. Many of our Westlake Village facial plastic surgery patients choose to combine Juvederm Volbella® XC with other procedures to create a more youthful, rested appearance.