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.