A new filler that offers a natural lip enhancement & the correction of “smoker’s lines.”
Youth is often associated with soft, smooth and full facial features. Our lips are typically the most important feature on our face and one of the top 10 issues that people want to improve. As we age, our lips thin out and we develop what is commonly referred to as “smoker’s lines,” which are vertical lines above the lip area. Smoker’s lines are also referred to as perioral rhytids or perioral lines. Most patients shy away from lip augmentation because they do not want un-natural results. Well, JUVA Skin & Laser Center has some great news!
Recently, the FDA has approved the marketing of Juvéderm Volbella XC for use on lips! This new injectable filler will naturally soften the appearance of smoker’s lines and create fullness of the lips. Similar to Restylane Silk, the product is intended for superficial dermal injections, which are the upper layers of your skin.
Now, patients can get natural looking results that will soften their overall appearance with very minimal swelling compared to past lip injection products. If you are interested, please schedule an appointment at our cosmetic surgery office in New York City. Call us at (212) 688-5882.
Questions on Juvéderm Volbella XC
What is Juvéderm Volbella XC made of?
This product is formulated with Vycross, a proprietary filler technology from Allergan. Vycross blends different types of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the skin.
Where can it be injected?
Juvéderm Volbella XC can be used to help with lip fullness and correct smoker’s lines located around the lip area.
When do patients see results after treatment?
Results are immediate.
Who is a candidate for the treatment?
Candidates include adults over the age of 21.
How long does it last?
Volbella XC can last in patients for up to 1 year.
Is the filler safe?
Yes, the filler has been FDA-approved after having undergone clinical trials. 60% of the patients in the study for Juvéderm Volbella XC saw improvements in lip fullness and perioral lines (smoker’s lines).
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are rare. They may include: swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness and redness.
When is Volbella XC available?
Juvéderm Volbella XC will be available to patients in October 2016.
If you’re ready to reverse signs of aging and have fuller lips, call JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York City at (212) 688-5882 to schedule your appointment. Our dermatology, cosmetic and plastic surgery office serves patients in New York City, Manhattan and nationwide.