As we age, we lose volume in our face. This results in sagging of tissues and formation of wrinkles. One of the areas where this is most is noticeable is around the mouth. Injectable fillers and fat grafting techniques have been developed to restore lost volume and reduce wrinkles. They are extremely effective, and produce instant results. The family of Juvéderm fillers have been tailored for treating specific areas.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel for injection into the lips and around the mouth to improve lip fullness and correct symmetry and fine vertical lines (perioral rhytids). Juvéderm Volbella is FDA approved.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural, complex sugar which improves skin elasticity, delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin by holding in water, and acts as a cushioning agent. By adding volume into the lips, lines and creases around the mouth become smoother, more supple and create a more youthful appearance. Over time, the product is harmlessly absorbed into the body.
The most common side effects are temporary swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps/bumps, redness, discoloration and itching. Most of these side effects dissipate within a few days. There is usually no downtime and daily activities should be able to be resumed immediately. There is very little chance of rejection, the procedure is reversible, and can be fine-tuned until you are completely happy the results. Injectable fillers are not permanent and will require maintaining injections over time.
Injectable fillers are frequently combined with Botox treatments or facelifting procedures to add volume and softness. For a more pronounced lip augmentation JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® can be combined with JUVÉDERM ULTRA® or JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS®.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is the thinnest form this gel, suitable for injecting into the lips to increase plumpness and around the mouth to reduce the fine wrinkles that can form in the perioral area.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is slightly thicker form of the gel best suited for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
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