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With Celebrities from Kylie Jenner to Katy Perry using dermal fillers, there’s been a lot of talk about the best way to create fuller, plumper lips. From those who naturally have thin lips to those who have experienced age-related volume loss in the lips, patients have sought a safe and easy way to enhance their lips. In 2016, in addition to the popular Juvederm® Ultra Plus lip filler treatment, Juvederm Volbella XC was FDA approved and arrived in the United States to revolutionize lip enhancement.

Juvederm Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid filler, which is  cosmetic injectable designed to create hydrated, radiant lips, and to generate more voluminous lip enhancement. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, which is a component of our our skin, and helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This volumization is the key to lip plumping and giving you the best lip augmentation possible. Juvederm Volbella XC provides natural looking lip enhancement for thin lips and also reduces the appearance of fine lines around the mouth and vertical lip lines, also known as perioral lines or rhytids.

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the United States, and in addition to creating fuller lips, they reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles and folds in various areas of the face. Juvederm Voluma XC has also been FDA approved for tear trough, the hollows under the eyes to provide total periocular rejuvenation, especially when combined with Botox injection. Juvederm Volbella can add volume to the jowls, lips, smile lines, and infraorbital hollows, and provide global facial rejuvenation, without the need for a plastic surgeon and the down time involved.

If you’re interested in lip augmentation, from subtle volume to fully plumped lips, Juvederm Volbella XC or Juvederm Ultra Plus may be right for you. Dr. Michele Green is known as the “lip queen” for both her aesthetic artistry combined with over 25 years of technical experience. Whether you want the best Botox injections in NY, or natural-looking dermal filler injections, Dr. Green will help you look your very best. Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in New York, for lip fillers, treating facial volume loss, Botox® injections, cosmetic lasers, and other non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatments.

What is Juvederm ​​​​Volbella?

Juvederm Volbella has become one of the most popular lip filler options since it was approved by the FDA in 2016. This dermal filler is similar to the Juvederm hyaluronic lip filler family, but it uses unique VyCross technology that creates an even, smooth distribution of filler to create maximum fullness in the lips. It can also be used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as age-related volume loss in the cheek, jowls, are perioral area.

Juvederm Volbella XC has been compared to the other popular hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Restylane® and Juvederm Voluma. However, Juvederm Volbella is the thinnest of the Juvederm based products and has a slightly lower hydrophilic concentration in comparison to Restylane and Juvederm Voluma. This quality of Juvederm Volbella means that it absorbs slightly less water from surrounding tissue after the injections. The ultimate effect is that this new treatment, will provide natural looking beautiful results, especially for fine lines, with less swelling than previous versions of Juvederm.

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Who makes Juvederm Volbella XC?

The Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid fillers is created and developed by Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, Kybella, and CoolSculpting. Allergan is the leading name in dermal fillers, and the development of Vycross technology has created an innovative ability to maximize collagen growth while creating lip fullness that is smooth and plump. Since receiving FDA approval in the United States in 2006, Juvederm Volbella has been widely used by expert dermatologists across the country due to how safe and effective the treatment is.

Juvederm Volbella XC for Lips and fine lines

Juvederm Volbella XC is an injectable gel that is designed to treat the area in and around the lips. Volbella injections use an ultra-fine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip augmentation and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth. Juvederm Volbella XC injections have the same composition as Juvederm Volbella, but the “XC” denotes the addition of lidocaine, a numbing agent. This small amount of lidocaine allows for greater comfort during the lip injection by reducing any pain sensitivity.

Who is a good candidate for Juvederm Volbella?

If you’re a healthy individual over the age of 21 who is interested in subtle, natural-looking lip enhancement, then Juvederm Volbella XC may be right for you. If you are older, and have developed fine lines around the mouth and lips from smoking sun damage, or environmental factors, Juvederm Volbella XC can reduce the signs of aging around the lips. Juvederm Volbella can be used for those looking to maintain youthful, hydrated, and smooth skin or to correct fine lines that have already begun to appear. When used in the lips, Juvederm Volbella XC increases the fullness of the lips for a naturally plumper look.

In addition, Juvederm Volbella XC has been recently FDA approved for tear trough injections. Many patients suffer from a hollowness in the under eye area, either from genetics or aging, and Juvederm Volbella is perfect to replace this lost volume. By replacing the volume loss with a dermal filler, even dark circles and discoloration around the eyes are improved. If you have questions about whether Juvederm Volbella XC is foremost for your aesthetic goals, please schedule a consultation with NYC dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green, in her New York office, to discuss the best options for you.

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What is Juvederm Volbella XC used for?

Juvederm Volbella XC for lip enhancement 

Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Volbella XC are designed to add volume to the lips and to reduce the appearance of perioral lines, which are the lines that can be found around your mouth. Typically, these lines start out fine and then deepen over time. These perioral lines are a sign of aging, and worsen with cigarette smoking, sun damage, and lack of requisite good skin care. Juvederm Volbella XC fillers are designed to boost volume through collagen and elastin production in and around the injection site, creating a youthful fullness to the area of injection, whether it to for lip enhancement or other areas of the face.

Juvederm Volbella XC for tear trough under eyes

Juvederm Volbella XC has also been FDA approved for replacing volume loss in the delicate tear trough area, for under eye hollows. These infraorbital hollows make one look tired and older than your age. These under eye hollows are often discolored and have volume loss. In order to rejuvenate this delicate under eye area, Juvederm Volbella XC can be safely injected to restore a natural-looking appearance, which can last up to one year.

Juvederm Volbella XC differs from Juvederm Volbella in the addition of the local anesthetic, meaning it is a numbing agent that acts only in the injection site, called lidocaine. Lidocaine makes the procedure more comfortable and reduces the feeling of pain during the injection. As Dr. Green is an expert, board-certified medical professional, her patients often find that Juvederm Volbella causes minimal discomfort even without lidocaine, due to Dr. Green’s gentle precision.

How do I prepare for my Juvederm Volbella XC treatment?

The process for Juvederm Volbella lip injections is quite simple. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green for either an online or in-person consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and treatment plan. Facial photography is taken of the treated area, and the process, cost, and objective is reviewed. A topical numbing cream will be prescribed to you to apply one hour before your cosmetic injections, to minimize any discomfort.

Dr. Green will gently administer the Juvederm Volbella XC into the treatment area, whether it be for lip enhancement, or under eye rejuvenation, and this hyaluronic acid dermal filler will create an even, natural look. There is no downtime necessary after the procedure, which means that following treatment, you can go about your day as you normally would, though we recommend avoiding any strenuous exercise or trips to the sauna for the first 24 hours post-treatment.

In order to reduce the risk of bruising or swelling post-treatment, we apply an ice pack to the treated area immediately after injection. You will see an immediate improvement in lip fullness directly following your first treatment, but optimal cosmetic results will be apparent after around two weeks. Dr. Green recommends a follow-up visit after this initial period to determine if any touch-ups or alterations are required.

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How long does Juvederm Volbella last?

Juvederm Volbella is a non-permanent lip enhancement treatment, unlike plastic surgery, but its results are quite long-lasting. In clinical trials, the lip augmentation effects of Juvederm Volbella lasted just past a full year for many patients, and up to a full year for others. In order to maximize the effects of Juvederm Volbella, many patients will do touch-up appointments over the course of the year, but of course this depends on the desired look of each individual patient. When you meet with Dr. Green, you will work together to set the treatment schedule that is right for you.

How long does Juvederm Volbella XC last?

Similarly to Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Volbella XC was shown in clinical trial to last a little more than a full year for most patients. Just like Juvederm Volbella, Dr. Green recommends regular touch-up appointments roughly once per year. The effects will slowly wear off as the body processes the filler, so these touch-up appointments are important for maintaining continuous fullness in the lips and/or a hydrated, smooth, and youthful appearance in the face.

Which Juvederm is best for lips?

Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can all be used for lip enhancement to marvelous effect. Each has its own tailored formulation and vary in terms of aesthetic outcome. When you are deciding which injection is right for you, it is important to determine your vision for the final result. Are you looking to more dramatically increase the plumpness of your lips for a full, pillowy pout? If that is the case, Dr. Green may recommend using Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus as those injections are thicker and produce very full lips. Or are you looking for more subtly enhanced, naturally contoured lips? If that is the case, Dr. Green may recommend Juvederm Volbella. There is no one Juvederm product that is inherently “the best” – when you are thinking about getting lip enhancements, it is all about what is best for your specific aesthetic goals.

Which type of Juvederm is best for tear trough?

Juvederm Volbella XC is the best type of Juvederm for the tear trough. This delicate under eye area requires the least hydrophilic dermal filler, to minimize swelling, and provide a natural-looking result.

How long does Juvederm Volbella XC last in tear trough?

Juvederm Volbella XC tends to last anywhere from 6 months to one year, depending on the area of the face injected, the number of syringes used, and the patients’ metabolism.

What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella?

Juvederm Ultra (and Juvederm Ultra Plus) and Juvederm Volbella are both designed to create fullness in the lips, though the composition of each is slightly different. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra plus have a slightly denser injectable gel that emphasizes volume and fullness of the lips. Juvederm Volbella contains Vycross technology that is designed to create the smoothest, most natural-appearing lip volume possible, with more subtle results. Each has their own place depending upon the aesthetic needs of the patient, though Juvederm Volbella is slightly longer lasting than its fellow Juvederm lip filler injections.

How much does Juvederm Volbella cost?

The answer to how much is Juvederm Volbella varies depending on the particular needs and aesthetic goals of each patient.  Patients typically use between 1-2 syringes of Juvederm Volbella for lip enhancement. When patients ask how much does 1 syringe of Juvederm cost, the answer depends on your geographic area, the total amount of dermal filler used, and the experience of the injector. A board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who is an expert in cosmetic fillers will be more expensive than a nurse injector at a spa or clinic. As the process for lip filler injections is very delicate, the risk of potential side effects is greatly reduced if you go to an experienced, licensed dermatologist, such as Dr. Green. As the results of Juvederm Volbella are long-lasting, and the treatment requires no recovery time, it is a wonderful alternative to more expensive and invasive plastic surgery options.

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Does Juvederm Volbella last longer than Juvederm Ultra plus?

Juvederm Volbella does typically last longer than Juvederm Ultra Plus, as the results of Juvederm Ultra Plus last between 9 months to 1 year, and the results of Juvederm Volbella often last through or beyond a full year. Both the Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra Plus  injections can be repeated approximately once a year, once the effects of the procedure have worn off.

What are the side effects from Juvederm Volbella?

Juvederm Volbella filler injections are a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime. The most common side effects of Volbella are temporary and include minor swelling, tenderness, discoloration (bruising), bumps, redness and discomfort the first few days after treatment. Injections require only a topical numbing cream and can be performed as a “lunch time” procedure. Avoidance of Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Coumadin, Vitamin E, Fish oil, or other blood thinners is recommended for ten days before injection to avoid bruising. There also have been reports of delayed bumps from Juvederm Volbella in some patients. The risk of an allergic reaction to the filler injection is very low and can be treated with an antihistamine or antibiotics should a reaction occur.

What should I consider when choosing a lip filler?

When considering a lip filler, it’s important to consider what your goals are. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines in addition to adding volume to your lips, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, or Juvederm Vollure may be best for you. If you are dealing with substantial volume loss or thin lips, you will likely choose between Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Volbella. If you’re interested in reducing the appearance of perioral lines (upper lip lines) or vertical lip lines while creating a natural fullness to the lips, Juvederm Volbella will likely be your choice.

Can Juvederm Volbella XC be combined with other fillers and injectable procedures?

Yes! Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Volbella XC can be combined with other dermal fillers or injectables, depending on what the individual needs and goals of the patient are. Certain injectables, such as Botox, are quite well-paired with Juvederm Volbella as they work on different areas of the face. It is also possible to combine different kinds of Juvederm treatments to meet your needs. For example, if you are looking to subtly enhance the fullness of your lips while treating deeper wrinkles or loss of volume in your cheeks, you could use Juvederm Volbella for your lips and Juvederm Vollure for your cheeks. When you discuss your needs with Dr. Green, you can determine the best treatment process for you.

Combining the best skin care, laser treatments and dermal fillers

Combination treatments such as laser skin resurfacing with Fraxel, Vbeam, Clear + Brilliant, and dermal fillers can be an excellent way to reduce the appearance of the natural aging process without the need for invasive procedures or recovery time. If a patient is interested in undergoing other cosmetic treatments such as laser resurfacing, Juvederm treatment can be a secondary procedure to further compliment the initial laser procedure. When you have your consultation with Dr. Green, you can discuss your goals and the two of you will work together to create the combination treatment that works best for you.

How does Juvederm Volbella work?

The Juvederm Volbella filler injection is a gel that contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is a substance that is made naturally in the body. Hyaluronic Acid retains moisture and so injecting Hyaluronic Acid into the lips and surrounding areas, helps in producing more hydrated skin, which reduces wrinkles. Further, the filler gel adds volume and contour to the face and stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein found in the connective tissue of the body, which helps to plump the skin. As we age, our collagen production decreases, which is another cause for sagging skin and wrinkles. By increasing collagen production in the injection area, the filler creates plump, smooth, and hydrated skin.

Can Juvederm be used under eyes?

Yes! As a part of the natural aging process, the skin under your eyes can start to sag, creating a hollow look in the eyes. This occurs because the fat pads under our eyes, which produce a hydrated, firm look to our skin, start to drop. In addition, dark circles can form under the eyes for a variety of reasons such as stress, lack of adequate sleep, or tobacco use. Juvederm can be used to address these issues by creating contour under the eyes, which addresses the volume loss in the face and reduces the hollow look to make the skin look younger and fresher. Juvederm can also help to clear away wrinkles and lines under the eyes.

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Is Volbella good for under eyes?

Yes! Juvederm Volbella is great to treat the more delicate areas of the face in part due to the vycross technology, including under the eyes. Juvederm Volbella filler can create contour under the eyes, which will help to eliminate the hollow, dark shadows under the eyes that occurs naturally as we age. Further, Juvederm Volbella will smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that develop under the eyes.

What is the difference between Juvederm and Volbella?

Juvederm is the name of a line of filler treatments created by the company Allergan, the company that is notable for such products as the Juvederm line, Botox, and Coolsculpting. As such, there are several different treatments that fall into to Juvederm category of fillers including, Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Vollure XC. Each product is a filler injection that addresses a slightly different need. Juvederm Volbella XC is most commonly used for lip enhancement and treating fine lines around the mouth. Juvederm Voluma XC is a thicker substance that is used to treat deeper wrinkles on the cheeks as well as volume loss that has occurred across the face. Juvederm Ultra Plus is also used to address deeper wrinkles, typically those on the mid-face and for providing dramatic lip enhancement. Juvederm Ultra XC is similarly used for lip enhancement but is a slightly thinner gel so is best for finer lines and wrinkles. Finally, Juvederm Vollure XC can treat deeper nasolabial folds, which are the severe lines that form around the nose and mouth.

Is Volbella better than Juvederm?

Juvederm Volbella is a type of Juvederm treatment. None of the Juvederm fillers are inherently “better” than the next – they each meet a slightly different need. As such, it is important to determine which filler is best for your personal goals. If you are looking to subtly enhance the fullness of your lips for a naturally plump look or smooth out the fine lines surrounding your lips, Juvederm Volbella could be the best option for you. When you meet with Dr. Green, you will discuss your unique needs with her and the two of you will figure out your best options.

Why choose Dr. Green for your lip injections with Juvederm Volbella XC?

Dr. Michele Green has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology injecting dermal fillers in her discreet, boutique, NYC office. She is an expert in non-invasive cosmetic procedures like Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Kybella, Thermage, skincare and laser rejuvenation. Dr. Green will customize your lip filler treatment based on both your aesthetic and facial anatomy to give you the very best cosmetic results. Dr. Green has been consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in New York by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Super Doctors. If you are considering lip enhancement, or other areas of facial rejuvenation, please contact Dr. Green online today or call NYC based office to book an appointment at 212 535 3088

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