Written by: Anna Avaliani, MD
We have been waiting for it and now it’s coming very soon.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Available Fall 2016
First of its kind. Natural results that last up to 1 year!
After being approved in Europe in 2011, it is finally in the USA.
Dr. Avaliani is proud to be one of the first physicians in US and New York to offer it to her clients. Coming October 2016!
Juvéderm® Volbella™ is FDA approved gel injection into lips for lip augmentation and correction of wrinkles around the mouth area in adults over age 21.
What is so special about Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC?
It is a hyaluronic acid filler designed with patented Vycross™ technology, which provides more crosslinks of the hyaluronic acid resulting in longer product duration and greater lift capacity and volume enhancement.
The unique technology makes the product last longer at the same time minimizing any change of swelling as with current hyaluronic acid gel fillers. For people in love with Juvederm Voluma, this product is it’s baby cousin and will be equally loved due to its unique properties and safety profile.
What is the difference between Juvéderm® Ultra XC vs Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC for lip augmentation?
The key difference is the concentration of Hyaluronic acid (HA). HA concentration of Juvéderm® Volbella is 15 mg/mL and while Juvéderm® Ultra has 24 mg/mL for Juvéderm® Ultra. This change allows for decreased absorption of water from the surrounding area and leads to less swelling the day after injection. The special crosslinking also allows for a smoother injection of the gel, also promoted increased volume and duration of the product in a rea that is subjected to constant stress of movement, aka lips. We use our lips for everything and the sheer forces of movement that we require in our regular daily activities have not been able to allow the gel fillers to last a little longer than we would like.
What is the difference between Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC and Restylane ® for lip augmentation?
The Restylane family of products has Restylane Silk, which has the same amount of Hyaluronic acid concentration, 15 mg/ml, but it’s technology is different and the crosslinking is not the same, therefore the duration of the effect is less than that of Volbella, while both can address and correct subtle lines around the mouth area. When compared to standard fillers, the unique finding was that less than 5% of patients treated developed post procedure swelling, which makes it so much more attractive.
How long does Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC last?
It has been demonstrated to provide a smooth and natural improvement in lip fullness that lasts for up to 1 year due to its unique technology.
Does Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC injection hurt?
No, because it comes premixed with lidocaine (numbing medication) for increased comfort during injection procedure, just like other Juvederm products.
What is the most common side effect of Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC injection?
As with any filler injection, temporary swelling and small bruising were reported.
How do I know Juvéderm® Volbella™ XC is right for me?
Please call for your expert consultation with Dr. Avaliani to find out if Volbella™ is right for you.