Juvederm Volbella XC Injections in Bristol, VA
Our smile is one of our greatest qualities. Unfortunately, our skin changes with age, and these changes can be quite noticeable on our faces. Thinner lips, upper lip lines, and downturned lip corners can make us appear older and more tired than we really are.
Thankfully, Juvederm Volbella XC injections provide a minimally invasive and long-lasting solution. To learn more about Volbella XC injections and find a provider in Bristol, call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
What is Juvederm Volbella XC?
Juvederm Volbella XC is a gel that is injected into the lips. This gel can make your lips look fuller (lip augmentation), and also smooth the perioral lines (lipstick lines) around your mouth. Through these cosmetic changes, the goal of the treatment is to help make you look younger and healthier. The injections have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the treatment can be administered to individuals 21 years or older.
Volbella vs Voluma and Vollure
Both Volbella, Voluma, and Vollure are all created by the company Juvederm and are made from hyaluronic acid molecules. Due to the similarity of their names, it can be easy to confuse one with the other. The key to differentiating between the three involves understanding both the unique properties of each gel and which gel is ideal for a given cosmetic procedure.
Volbella gel is a blend of hyaluronic acids, a natural substance found in our bodies. This gel is smoother than other dermal fillers, which is why it is able to make your lips feel soft. The gel is also thin, making it easily able to spread and fill fine lip lines and smooth the delicate areas under the eyes. It is the most thin and spreadable of Juvederm’s dermal filler gels.
Voluma is different from Volbella and Volbella XC because Voluma is a thicker and stronger gel that is perfect for adding volume to the cheeks.
Vollure is less thick than Voluma, but thicker than Volbella; a “happy medium” between the two. It is excellent for smoothing the nasolabial folds (“laugh lines” or “smile lines”).
Talk with your healthcare provider about your cosmetic goals to help decide which of the three is right for you.
Juvederm Volbella XC Procedure
The Juvederm Volbella XC procedure usually takes 15 to 60 minutes. Your appointment will consist of a number of Volbella injections into and around your lip, and while the amount of Volbella you receive will depend on your desired results, it will usually not exceed two .55 cc syringes. The gel is also mixed with lidocaine, which reduces your pain sensitivity and helps to make the injections more comfortable. As a result, the lidocaine removes the need for an anesthetic.
Volbella XC Results
The effects of Juvederm Volbella XC can be seen immediately after the injections and last for up to a year. Immediate benefits may of the injections may include:
- Restored lip volume
- Better defined lip contours
- Smoother upper lip lines
- Refilled corners of mouth
- Enhanced cupid’s bow
While the treatment does not require any downtime, you should avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure for 24 hours after the injections. The most common side effects of the injections can be seen at the injection sites, and may include:
- Lumps or bumps
Overall, side effects are rare, mild, and generally last 30 days or less.
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While upper lip lines and thinning lips are a normal part of the aging process, there is no reason for you to look older than you feel. Volbella lip filler can be exactly what you need to return your smile to a healthier and younger appearance.
To learn more about the cost of a typical Juvederm Volbella XC treatment and find a provider in Bristol, call (423) 482-8711 or contact Dr. Dalal Akoury online.
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