Lip augmentation with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC in Lakeway, TX
Your lips are a defining feature of your face. While there is no such thing as “perfect” lips, most of us consider full, plump and symmetrical lips to be the most desirable. However, not everyone is endowed with this naturally, and our lips also tend to lose fullness and definition with age. Whatever category your concerns fall into, there is a simple solution that doesn’t involve surgery and downtime: JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is a dermal filler developed specifically to address thin lips and wrinkles around the lip area. While dermal fillers have been used to correct thin or undefined lips for decades, we did not always have fillers designed specifically to treat the thin and delicate skin in this area. As a result, the results could be unpredictable and, in unskilled hands, could appear overdone and bumpy. That has all changed with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC and its unique formulation.
At Wink Medical Aesthetics, we want to enhance your natural beauty with minimally invasive, safe and convenient treatments. That’s why we offer cutting-edge treatments like JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC to our Lakeway, TX, clients.
About JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is one of several hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers developed by Allergan Aesthetics and approved by the FDA in 2016. HA fillers are injectable gels used to temporarily address cosmetic concerns by being injected into or beneath the dermis. This filler was specifically developed to address thin or undefined lips as well as perioral wrinkles.
HA is a sugar molecule found in our skin, where it acts as a natural humectant by holding up to 1,000 times its weight in water. The synthetic form of HA in JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC also binds to water, giving the lips a plump and hydrated look. The product is injected directly into the lips using fine needles. Because the formula contains lidocaine, patients feel only mild discomfort during treatment.
What is unique about JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is its diluted formula. It is one of the least thick and viscous of all JUVÉDERM® fillers. This low viscosity makes it ideal for the lip area where the skin is thin because it allows natural movement and feels like your own lips. But despite its softer texture, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is surprisingly durable. You can expect to enjoy your results for up to a year, if not longer.
If you wish to reverse your JUVÉDERM lip filler treatment for any reason, that is an option. With a couple of injections of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down HA, we can completely dissolve your lip filler.
Benefits of JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC has made lip augmentation more available and less risky than ever before, thanks to its numerous benefits:
- Safe and FDA-approved
- Instant volume after one treatment
- Instant reduction in perioral lines
- Subtle and natural-looking results
- Quick treatment with no downtime
- Reversible and temporary
Every treatment starts with a consultation. This is to check if you are a good candidate for this treatment and to walk you through the procedure.
For JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC, we use ultra-fine needles. As a result, you will only feel mild pressure as your provider injects the product into your lips. The added lidocaine in the formula helps block nerve signals to reduce pain. Your provider will inject the product in and around your lips until your goals are reached. The whole treatment should take approximately 60 minutes.
After your treatment, you can resume your day as usual.
The HA gel formulation adds immediate volume to the lips, so you will notice instant plumping as soon as your treatment is over. However, it can take several weeks for the product to settle into your lips and the final results to be apparent.
Our injectors are highly skilled in customizing your treatment to offer individualized results. Some patients desire fuller lips, while others want to enhance the cupid’s bow. Some wish to diminish the lines around the lips and some want to change the shape of their lips. In all cases, we can tailor your treatment to meet your unique goals.
Request Your JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC Consultation
At Wink Medical Aesthetics in Lakeway, TX, we want to help you feel better in the skin you’re in. That’s why we offer JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC for our clients concerned about thin lips, asymmetrical lips or wrinkles around the mouth. This minimally invasive treatment can help you achieve the lips of your dreams with a simple in-office visit and no downtime.
If you think that dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule your consultation with Wink Medical Aesthetics today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I NOT do after JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC?
Avoid touching and manipulating the treatment area for the first 24 hours after treatment. This is to prevent spreading the product beyond the treatment site or causing it to settle where it shouldn’t. Also, please avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, saunas, hot baths and alcohol to prevent swelling, redness and bruising.
How long does it take for JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC to settle?
It can take up to two weeks for the product to fully settle and your final results to become visible. As the product settles into your dermis, it will begin interacting with water molecules to plump and enhance your lips. The cross-linking of HA in the product’s formula is the reason it takes so long for this to happen.
How long do the results from JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC last?
While most dermal fillers last for six months on average, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC can last for 12 months or longer. The increased longevity is due to the use of proprietary Vycross™ technology for advanced HA cross-linking.
Are there any side effects with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC?
Side effects are rarely reported with dermal fillers. However, they can happen and are usually mild and temporary. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, redness, discoloration, pain, itching and lumps.
Will my JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC results look natural?
Yes! JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC is less viscous than other fillers, which allows the product to settle seamlessly into the delicate area of the lips and create natural results.