JUVÉDERM Volbella XC™

What’s the secret to plump lips that last? Say goodbye to gooey plumping glosses and time-consuming overlining techniques. JUVÉDERM Volbella XC is one of our favorite ways to help our patients get the fuller, softer, youthful-looking lips of their dreams. Volbella isn’t just any dermal filler — it’s a specially designed lip filler that offers a gorgeous result without compromising the natural feel or movement of your lips. Whether you want to enhance what nature gave you or counteract the effects of aging, Volbella is one of Orange County’s most exciting options for lip augmentation.

What Is JUVÉDERM Volbella XC?

JUVÉDERM Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid fillers come in various consistencies to achieve different effects and address different areas of the face. Volbella uses JUVÉDERM’s exclusive cross-linking technology called Vycross, which means it contains a mix of high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Fortunately, you don’t have to understand how the science works to appreciate the benefits of this technology. Vycross makes Volbella a thinner, more pliable gel that is perfectly suited for the delicate skin of the lips. It’s also known for its natural-looking results, greater lift capacity and improved staying power.

How Does JUVÉDERM Volbella Work?

Like all JUVÉDERM fillers, Volbella is a colorless injectable gel that’s placed into soft tissue with a fine needle. The hyaluronic acid in the filler attracts and retains water, adding volume and hydration to the treated area. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is metabolized or re-absorbed back into the body and the effects of the filler disappear.

What Concerns Can JUVÉDERM Volbella Improve?

With JUVÉDERM Volbella XC, our talented injectors can:

  • Increase lip volume
  • Minimize vertical lip lines (smoker’s lines)
  • Smooth lines within the lips
  • Definite the lip borders
  • Improve lip symmetry
  • Enhance lip shine and hydration
  • Create a better canvas for makeup application

How Does Volbella Compare to Other JUVÉDERM Fillers?

JUVÉDERM makes some of the most popular dermal fillers in the world. Rather than manufacturing one filler option, JUVÉDERM produces an entire “family” of fillers. Each one has a different consistency and a different intended purpose. Volbella is the product line’s dedicated lip filler for vertical lip lines and volume enhancement. The rest of the JUVÉDERM family includes fillers to enhance cheeks and chin (JUVÉDERM Voluma) and reduce facial wrinkles and folds (JUVÉDERM Vollure, JUVÉDERM XC, JUVÉDERM Ultra). Injectors can decide to treat other areas of the face (known as “off-label” treatment) with one or a combination of JUVÉDERM formulas based on a patient’s goals and facial structure.

What Are the Benefits of JUVÉDERM Volbella XC?

Choosing a filler that’s specifically designed for lip plumping and lip lines has multiple potential advantages:

  • FDA-approved for lip enhancement
  • Quick and convenient in-office treatment
  • Safe for all skin types, including delicate lip skin
  • Pre-mixed with lidocaine, a mild anesthetic
  • Little to no downtime
  • Reduced swelling after treatment
  • Maintains natural-looking facial expressions
  • Lasts up to a year

What Happens During a JUVÉDERM Volbella Procedure?

Your lip filler treatment will start with a detailed consultation. Your injector will ask questions about your concerns and goals to make sure JUVÉDERM Volbella is right for you. If the answer is yes, the rest of the treatment can proceed.

First, your injector will cleanse the area to make sure it’s free of makeup and bacteria. Then, they will apply a topical anesthetic to make sure you feel as comfortable as possible during the treatment. The injections themselves typically take 15-30 minutes. Your injector will carefully place the fillers around the natural contours of your lips and may massage or shape areas to achieve the best effect. The procedure is so convenient that many patients schedule their appointments during their lunch hours.

What Does Treatment With JUVÉDERM Volbella Feel Like?

Although the lips can be a slightly more sensitive area of the face, Volbella contains the anesthetic lidocaine for improved comfort. Your injector can also topically numb the area before the injections to give you an even more relaxing experience. Most of our patients report minimal discomfort with this lip filler.

Can I Resume Normal Activities After Receiving JUVÉDERM Volbella Injections?

There is no downtime and few recovery restrictions with this treatment. You can resume most of your usual daily activities immediately, though you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive exposure to heat and sun for 24 hours. With any type of injection, there is a possibility of bruising or soreness in the injected area. These things are temporary and usually mild. Your injector will advise you on if you should take over-the-counter pain medication or apply ice.

What Results Can I Expect From JUVÉDERM Volbella XC?

Your lips will instantly appear fuller and smoother after your JUVÉDERM Volbella treatment. They may also have a hint of healthy shine, even without lip gloss or any other cosmetics. The long-term results of your lip plumping treatment may last up to one year. Your body will naturally absorb the product and the volume improvements will fade. To keep your lips looking their best, maintenance treatments can be performed on an annual basis or as needed.

Am I a Good Candidate for JUVÉDERM Volbella Injections?

If your lips lack the va-va-voom you’re looking for or have visibly aged over time, our San Juan Capistrano lip filler injections may be a great option for you. Most adults can safely be treated with JUVÉDERM Volbella. However, those who have severe allergies, are allergic to ingredients in the filler, or are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive these treatments. 

JUVÉDERM Volbella can often be combined with other treatments, like Botox or a refreshing HydraFacial, to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation. Once your concerns are discussed in a consultation, your provider can recommend a treatment plan that brings all your facial aesthetic goals to life.

Learn More About JUVÉDERM Volbella in San Juan Capistrano

Trust your lip plumping treatment to Orange County’s injection experts. Dermal fillers are one of the top minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments in the United States and their popularity keeps growing. At Gravity Med Spa, we offer multiple options to give you a natural, sculpted, youthful look that lasts with minimal risk. Set up your JUVÉDERM appointment today by calling 949-387-611 or using our convenient online contact form.