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. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatments in the United States. In addition to creating fuller lips, they reduce the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, and folds in various areas of the face. From those who naturally have thin lips to those who have experienced age-related volume loss in the lips, Juvederm Volbella XC has become an extremely popular lip filler treatment. Juvederm Volbella XC was FDA-approved in the United States to revolutionize lip enhancement in 2016, and Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists to incorporate this unique hyaluronic acid filler in her private NYC Upper East Side Dermatology practice.
Juvederm Volbella XC is composed of hyaluronic acid filler and is designed to create hydrated, radiant lips and generate more voluminous lip enhancement. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our skin, which helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production. This volumizing is the key to lip plumping and giving you the best lip augmentation. 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, to reduce the visible signs of aging. Juvederm Volbella XC has also been FDA-approved for improving tear troughs, 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 hollow and provide global facial rejuvenation without the need for a plastic surgeon or any downtime.
Dr. Michele Green is known as the “lip queen” for both her aesthetic artistry and over 25 years of technical experience in cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Green will help you choose the best dermal fillers to give you a natural-looking, rejuvenated cosmetic result. 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 enhancement, treating fine lines, restoring volume loss, Botox® injections, acne scar treatments, Thermage, Fraxel, chemical peels, microneedling, and other non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatments.
Lip Fillers and Dermal Fillers
Cosmetic injectables have increased in popularity over the last two decades due to their ability to create a natural, youthful, and rejuvenated appearance without the downtime that is the result of plastic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 2.7 million cosmetic facial filler treatments were performed in 2017 alone. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, Restylane-L, and Juvederm Volbella, as well as neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, have transformed the ease of cosmetic rejuvenation. Dermal fillers are the perfect non-invasive cosmetic treatment for facial contouring, softening fine lines and wrinkles, and replenishing lost facial volume that naturally occurs with age. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers also stimulate collagen production in the skin: collagen is the protein responsible for giving our skin its youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can be injected into areas like nasolabial folds, lips, tear troughs, “smoker’s lines,” cheek, chin, temples, and jawline to boost collagen and replenish lost volume.
Thanks to hyaluronic acid fillers, lip augmentation with elegant and natural-looking results have become widely available. Lip fillers and lip augmentation have grown in popularity since fuller lips are often associated with youthfulness and beauty. The lips are one of the most defining features of the face and are heavily affected by age-related volume loss. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to correct asymmetry of the lips as well as lines around the mouth to enhance your natural beauty. Lip augmentation treatments can tackle several aspects of the lips, such as Cupid’s bow, the shape of the lips, the structure of the lips, the overall volume of the lips, and lines around the lips. These lines around the lips, caused by volume loss, age, smoking, and photodamage, can be beautifully treated with Juvederm Volbella.
What is Juvederm Volbella XC?
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. Still, 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, and perioral area.
Juvederm Volbella XC has been compared to 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.
Who makes Juvederm Volbella XC?
The Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid injectable treatments was 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 its safety and effectiveness.
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 plump the lips for lip augmentation temporarily and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth. Juvederm Volbella XC can also be used to enhance the vermillion border and Cupid’s bow. 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.
Juvederm for lips – 2 weeks
What is Volbella used for?
Juvederm Volbella is FDA-approved to treat several areas of the face, including:
- tear trough
- fine lines
- perioral lines or “smoker’s lines.”
Juvederm Volbella injectable treatment is highly effective at restoring lost volume in the lips for a naturally enhanced look, erasing fine lines around the mouth, and treating under-eye hollows.
What are the potential side effects of Juvederm Volbella?
Common side effects of Juvederm Volbella injections include:
- localized tenderness
Rare, more serious side effects of Juvederm Volbella injections include:
- allergic reaction
- Tyndall effect
- skin necrosis or wounds
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 its accessibility makes it a perfect “lunchtime” procedure. Avoidance of aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Coumadin, vitamin E, fish oil, or other blood thinners is recommended ten days before injection to avoid bruising. 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. Patients with a history of severe allergies should inform Dr. Green before undergoing dermal filler treatment. It is highly recommended to seek an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green for dermal fillers to minimize the risk of any potential side effects.
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 on the lips, Juvederm Volbella XC increases the fullness of the lips for a naturally plumper look.
In addition, Juvederm Volbella XC has recently been 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.
After one syringe of Juvederm
Where can Volbella be used?
Juvederm Volbella XC is FDA-approved for use in the lips, around the mouth, and in the tear troughs under the eyes. With a small particle size and composition, Juvederm Volbella is ideal for patients looking to restore lost volume in the lips, correct asymmetry, and provide a more defined Cupid’s bow for natural-looking results. Juvederm Volbella can also be used to erase fine lines that form around the mouth, known as perioral lines, smokers lines, or vertical lip lines. Juvederm Volbella’s small particle size is also ideal for the delicate under-eye area, restoring lost volume in the tear troughs to reduce the appearance of dark circles and hollows.
Juvederm Volbella vs. Juvederm Voluma vs. Juvederm Vollure
The Juvederm line of dermal fillers consists of six different types of hyaluronic acid fillers that can be used in other areas of the face: Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Volux. Juvederm Volbella has the smallest particle size of all of the Juvederm products, making it ideal for subtle lip enhancement, fine lines around the mouth, and the delicate under-eye area. Juvederm Voluma, on the other hand, is composed of larger particles and a thicker gel and is ideal for use in the cheeks and midface to combat volume loss. Juvederm Vollure uses a slightly different cross-linking technology, which makes it one of the longest-lasting Juvederm fillers: up to 18 months with optimal treatment. Best for use in the mid and lower face, Juvederm Vollure fills in moderate to severe facial wrinkles, such as the marionette lines and nasolabial folds. No one member of the Juvederm family is inherently “better” than another. Rather, they each serve different purposes and can be combined for full facial rejuvenation.
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, also known as “smoker’s lines” or “lipstick lines,” which are the lines that can be found around your mouth. Typically, these lines start 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 is for lip enhancement or other areas of the face.
How long does Volbella last in the lips?
Juvederm Volbella XC is a long-lasting lip augmentation treatment that has been shown to last in the lips for nine months to a year, with some patients continuing to see results for over a year. Since the filler is broken down gradually over time, patients will need to receive touch-up treatment to maintain the results. Typically, Dr. Green recommends returning for a touch-up once a year for continued results.
Can Volbella be used under the 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. 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, Lidocaine, which is a numbing agent that acts only in the injection site. 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 long does Juvederm Volbella last under the eyes?
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. To maximize the impact of Juvederm Volbella, many patients will make touch-up appointments over the year. The frequency of the touch-up appointments depends on the desired look of each patient. When you meet with an experienced healthcare provider like Dr. Green, you will work together to set the treatment schedule that is right for you.
How do I prepare for my Juvederm Volbella XC treatment?
The process for Juvederm Volbella injections is quite simple. First, you’ll meet with Dr. Green for a consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and treatment plan. Facial photography is taken of the treated area, and the process, cost, and objectives are 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. However, we recommend avoiding any strenuous exercise or trips to the sauna for the first 24 hours post-treatment.
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.
Why choose Juvederm Volbella for a lip filler?
As we age, the amount of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in our skin declines. Aging also causes an increase in fine lines around the lips and a noticeable decrease in lip volume, giving us the appearance of thin lips. The lips are one of the first areas of the face to show these visible signs of aging. Smoking and sun damage can both exacerbate these perioral lines, known as smoker’s lines. To combat these visible signs of aging, Dr. Green often utilizes Juvederm Volbella to treat these fine lines, increase lip volume, and give a natural-looking lip enhancement. Due to Juvederm Volbella’s Vycross technology, this hyaluronic acid dermal filler will soften lip lines, with lip augmentation results lasting up to one year. Juvederm Volbella is not just used to restore volume loss and plump the lips; it can also be utilized to correct lip asymmetry. Juvederm Volbella can also correct Cupid’s bow and other areas of the face.
How long does Juvederm Volbella last?
Similarly to Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Volbella XC was shown in a 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 a hydrated, smooth, and youthful appearance in the face.
Juvederm Ultra Plus – 2 weeks
Which Juvederm lasts the longest?
The Juvederm collection consists of hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Vollure. The longevity of these dermal fillers depends on the area injected, the number of syringes injected, and the rate at which the body metabolizes the filler. Juvederm Voluma, FDA-approved for the cheeks and chin, has been reported to last the longest, with a longevity of up to 24 months with a touch-up at 12 months. This longevity is based on using six syringes or Juvederm Voluma. It is important to note that hyaluronic acid fillers get gradually metabolized over time, so you will not see a sudden decrease in volume at the treatment site.
How long does one syringe of Juvederm last?
Based on clinical studies and anecdotal evidence, one syringe of Juvederm Volbella typically lasts 9 to 12 months in duration. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus also last approximately one year. Dr. Green typically recommended a follow-up treatment in nine months to see if a touch-up is needed at that time.
Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm Volbella?
No. Juvederm Volbella comes with 1 mL of product per syringe, which is about one-half of a teaspoon of product. The number of syringes of Juvederm Volbella needed will vary depending on the treatment area, the severity of volume loss, and individual preference. Dr. Green will help you determine how many syringes you will need for the treatment area during your consultation. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to consult an experienced, board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green in NYC to achieve a natural look. After your treatment, additional Juvederm Volbella can be added, but it is best to wait two weeks for the swelling to settle completely before adding more filler.
Which Juvederm for cheeks?
As we age, the production of the structural proteins collagen and elastin begins to decrease, resulting in reduced skin elasticity, higher skin laxity, the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, and volume loss. Volume loss can be particularly apparent in the midface, where drooping skin and fat pads can create a gaunt, hollow appearance and the formation of jowls. The best Juvederm injectable treatment for volume loss in the cheeks is Juvederm Voluma. When injected into the midface, Juvederm Voluma adds volume and can augment the cheekbones for a contoured, youthful look.
Is Juvederm Voluma safe?
Juvederm Voluma is a safe and effective treatment for restoring lost volume to the midface and enhancing the cheekbones. There is a very low risk of any serious side effects with optimal treatment. Most patients experience mild side effects, such as redness, swelling, bruising, and irritation at the treatment site, which typically resolves within 7-10 days of receiving the treatment. If you receive treatment from an inexperienced practitioner, there is a higher risk of adverse events, such as injection of the filler into a blood vessel. As such, it is essential to seek treatment from an expert dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green.
Does Juvederm voluma expand?
Following the injection into the treatment area, Dr. Green will massage the Juvederm Voluma filler so that it spreads into the proper places. After that, Dr. Green advises patients to refrain from rubbing the treatment area so that the filler does not migrate further. Juvederm Voluma will not expand after treatment, so patients do not have to worry about unwanted migration.
Will Juvederm bumps go away?
One potential side effect of Juvederm treatment is the formation of small bumps or lumps under the skin’s surface. These bumps are harmless but can be felt when the treatment area is touched. Typically, these bumps and lumps will go away without the need for intervention after 7-10 days, just like any other side effects of the treatment. If the bumps persist, however, the filler can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, and the filler treatment can be repeated to achieve optimal results.
When does Juvederm swelling go down?
Another common, mild side effect of Juvederm treatment is swelling post-injections. For any injectable treatment, swelling and bruising is a potential side effect. However, some steps can be taken before or after treatment to reduce the severity of swelling and bruising post-treatment. For the week before the injectable treatment, Dr. Green recommends avoiding blood thinners, such as ibuprofen, Aleve, vitamin E, and fish oil, to reduce the risk of bruising. Immediately after treatment, Dr. Green will apply a cold compress to the treatment area to minimize swelling post-procedure. If swelling does occur, it will typically subside after 7-10 days.
Are Juvederm fillers safe?
The Juvederm family of dermal fillers is a safe and effective treatment option for restoring lost volume, filling in fine lines and wrinkles, contouring the face, and augmenting the lips. There are very few side effects associated with the treatment, and no downtime required. The biggest risk of Juvederm dermal fillers is seeking treatment from an inexperienced injector, where there is a higher likelihood of having the filler injected into a blood vessel. That is why it is essential to seek treatment from a board-certified dermatologist and expert injector, such as Dr. Green.
How long does Volbella filler last?
Juvederm Volbella is a long-lasting dermal filler treatment that is FDA-approved for injection in the lips, around the mouth, and under the eyes. With optimal treatment, Juvederm Volbella lasts for 9-12 months before a touch-up appointment is required to maintain the results. Dr. Green typically recommends that patients receive a touch-up appointment once a year.
When does Juvederm take full effect?
Some results of Juvederm dermal fillers can be seen immediately after the treatment session, but the full treatment results can take 1-3 weeks to become completely visible. When injected into the treatment area, the hyaluronic acid filler provides immediate scaffolding for the face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and filling in lost volume. As the filler settles over the next couple of weeks, the complete treatment results can be seen.
Which Juvederm filler is best for lips?
Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can all be used for lip enhancement to create a marvelous effect. Each has its tailored formulation and varies 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 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. No one Juvederm product 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 because this delicate under-eye area requires the least hydrophilic dermal filler to minimize swelling and provide a natural-looking result. Clinical trials have shown significant improvement in the appearance of hollow under eyes with Juvederm Volbella XC treatments.
Is Juvederm Volbella good for 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. The FDA has recently approved Juvederm Volbella to treat under eyes as well as lips. The Vycross technology in Juvederm Volbella allows the product to create a smooth, natural result. Juvederm Volbella filler can create contour under the eyes, which will help to eliminate the hollow, dark shadows under the eyes that occur with volume loss as we age. Furthermore, Juvederm Volbella will smooth out fine lines and wrinkles that develop under the eyes.
How long does Juvederm Volbella XC last in the tear trough?
Juvederm Volbella XC tends to last anywhere from six months to one year, depending on the area of the face injected, the number of syringes used, and the patient’s metabolism. Typically, Juvederm Volbella lasts about nine months in the tear trough.
What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra and 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 somewhat denser injectable gel that emphasizes the 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 its 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 is Juvederm Volbella?
The answer to “How much does Juvederm Volbella cost?” varies depending on the particular needs and aesthetic goals of each patient. Patients typically use between 1 and 2 syringes of Juvederm Volbella for lip enhancement. When patients ask how much one syringe of Juvederm costs, 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.
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.
Which Juvederm is used for lips?
When considering a lip filler, it’s important to consider what your goals are. Suppose you are looking to reduce the appearance of smile lines (nasolabial folds) and marionette lines in addition to adding volume to your lips. In that case, 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. Suppose 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. In that case, 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 the individual needs and goals of the patient. 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 Voluma 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 products, 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 complement the initial laser procedure further. Furthermore, the results of the dermal fillers can be maintained by incorporating anti-aging skincare products into your daily routine, like MGSKINLABS, Inc. AM/PM Duo and Absolute Solution Anti-Wrinkle Cream. When you have your consultation with Dr. Green, you can discuss your goals, and the two of you will work together to create the best combination of treatments and skincare products that work 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 is a humectant that retains moisture, so injecting Hyaluronic Acid into the lips and surrounding areas produces 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 of sagging skin and wrinkles. By increasing collagen production in the injection area, the filler creates plump, smooth, and hydrated skin.
Is Volbella better than Juvederm?
Juvederm is the name of a line of filler treatments created by the company Allergan, which is notable for such products as the Juvederm line, Botox, and Coolsculpting. As such, several different therapies fall into the 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 dermal filler 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 to provide dramatic lip enhancement. Juvederm Ultra XC is similarly used for lip enhancement but is a slightly thinner gel, so it 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 Juvederm Volbella better than Juvederm Ultra?
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 aesthetic goals. If you are looking to add volume to the lips, Juvederm Ultra may be the best option for you. Juvederm Ultra is thicker in consistency than Juvederm Volbella, and it will add more noticeable volume to your lips. In contrast, if you are looking for more subtle lip enhancement or to smooth out the fine lines around your lips, Juvederm Volbella may be the best cosmetic filler for you. When you consult with Dr. Green, she will discuss your unique needs and the best cosmetic options for you.
How can I get started with Juvederm Volbella today?
As we age, the production of the proteins collagen and elastin begins to decrease, resulting in lost volume, higher skin laxity, and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. This can be apparent in and around the lips, where volume loss can cause the lips to look thinner, and vertical lip lines can appear. Volume loss can also affect the under-eye area, resulting in the appearance of dark circles and hollows. Luckily, Juvederm Volbella hyaluronic acid dermal filler can be used to address these signs of the natural aging process. Available at Dr. Green’s Upper East Side New York City office, Juvederm Volbella can enhance the lips, correct asymmetry, eliminate fine lines around the mouth, and restore lost volume in the delicate under-eye area without the need for any downtime.
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 the NYC-based office to book an appointment at 212 535 3088.