Juvéderm Volbella Mobile
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
The first and only FDA-approved filler proven to increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of vertical lip lines for up to 1 year.
What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is a smooth, clear, colorless hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is manufactured using VYCROSS® technology to give a specialized smooth-gel filler that produces long-lasting results at the treatment site.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC work?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultrafine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip enhancement and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth in adults over the age of 21. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
What happens in the office before the injection?
The following is an example of what you would likely experience with a typical procedure. Before the injection procedure, Dr. Randy Proffitt will ask you questions about your medical history, as well as your treatment goals. Dr. Proffitt will discuss whether you are an appropriate candidate for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and review what to expect during and after treatment, including possible side effects. Dr. Proffitt will also examine your lips and/or skin in and around the treatment area, and may take photos. Different options for pain management will be discussed, and if pretreatment numbing is desired, a topical anesthetic cream may be used. The treatment area will be cleaned and then prepared with alcohol or other antiseptic. Dr. Proffitt may use a pen to mark your face, identifying the planned areas of injection.
What Happens during the procedure?
After the first injection, Dr. Proffitt will wait a few seconds to allow the lidocaine to take effect before moving forward with the rest of the treatment. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC will be injected in small amounts into the treatment area until the desired aesthetic outcome is achieved. Dr. Proffitt may massage the treatment area gently to assure that the product integrates in the skin and is evenly distributed for a smooth appearance. Ice may be applied for a brief period following treatment to minimize swelling and reduce pain.
Do the injections hurt?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the procedure. In the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC clinical study, immediately after the injection, subjects rated pain, on average, as a 3 on an 11- point scale where 0 is no pain and 10 is worst pain imaginable. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC contains lidocaine to reduce injection site pain. Dr. Proffitt may also choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area with a topical numbing agent to further minimize discomfort.
What should I expect following the procedure?
In the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC clinical trial, the most common side effects were temporary responses at the treatment site such as swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, and lumps/bumps. These side effects usually lasted 2 weeks or less. Dr. Proffitt will also tell you what to expect following treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. Within the first 24 hours, you should minimize strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat. Exposure to any of the above may increase temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the swollen area. You should ask Dr. Proffitt when makeup may be applied after your treatment.
Will I need more than one treatment to achieve my desired results?
You should discuss your treatment goals and plan with Dr. Proffitt. In the clinical study, 62% of subjects treated with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC received a touchup treatment 1 month after initial treatment in order to achieve the desired results.
Do the results last forever?
No. While individual results may vary, in the clinical study, the results lasted for 1 year in over 60% of subjects treated with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC. After this, repeat injections are usually needed to maintain your desired result.