Volbella® XC in Portland, OR
Smooth Fine Lines and Subtly Volumize Your Lips
The natural aging process can make us lose the volume in the skin that helps keep us looking young and healthy. This can lead to thinning lips and vertical lines forming around the mouth (similar to those that appear when a person drinks from a straw). The latest addition to the Juvéderm® line of products delivers a solution in Volbella® XC. Portland-area clinic The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery provides this injectable treatment to patients looking to fill in vertical lip lines and give their lips a subtle boost in volume.
Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.
To book a consultation for Volbella®, contact The Waldorf Center online or by phone at 503-646-0101.
What is Volbella® XC?
Volbella® XC is an injectable dermal filler, joining Allergan’s Juvéderm® line of soft tissue fillers. Each product in the line is used to add natural-looking volume to the skin on specific parts of the face to fill in fine lines and wrinkles and restore the youthful contours.
As with all Juvéderm® fillers, the active ingredient in Volbella® XC is hyaluronic acid. Allergan’s proprietary Vycross® technology creates a blend of different molecular weights in the hyaluronic acid to create the smooth, gel-like consistency that allows the injector to massage and precisely distribute the filler into the skin for the best possible results.
Volbella® XC treatments can add subtle volume to the lips and around the lip area, correcting vertical lines around the mouth. Its hyaluronic acid-based gel can help the skin maintain fullness, elasticity, and moisture levels, as it holds in water like a sponge, and is able to absorb and retain up to 1,000 times its own weight. The treatment has also been shown in several cases to boost the skin’s natural production of collagen.
What to Expect from a Volbella® XC Treatment Session in Portland
Once the areas for treatment have been precisely selected and cleaned, Volbella® XC is injected carefully in and around the lips with an ultra-fine needle. The injector may gently massage and work to distribute the gel into the skin to achieve more customized, targeted results.
The treatment sessions are simple and efficient, conducted in office, and last about 30 minutes, depending on the areas being treated. Our patients usually report that the injections feel virtually painless and give the skin in the treated areas a tighter and smoother appearance. The effects of the filler can continue to improve in the days following treatment, and can last up to a year.
After a Volbella® XC treatment session, most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately. They may be advised by their injector not to wear makeup for the 12 hours following the session, as well as to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, steam rooms, and saunas for up to two weeks.
Common side effects such as swelling, bruising and/or inflammation at and around the injected areas may be treated with ice, and such side effects tend to be moderate at most and disappear in the weeks following a Volbella® XC treatment session.
The chances of an adverse reaction are minimal, as hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is produced naturally in the body. Volbella® XC is appropriate for patients over the age of 21 who have had no allergies resulting in severe reactions in the past, and have no allergies to lidocaine or gram-positive bacteria.
The Waldorf Center makes a variety of nonsurgical options available to meet a range of patient needs. Several dermal fillers beyond Volbella® XC are available, including Voluma®, also from Allergan. This hyaluronic acid-based filler adds volume to the apple of the cheeks and changes facial contours for a more youthful look.
Talk to a member of the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery.
To learn more about Juvéderm Volbella® XC in Portland and determine whether it is right for you, contact The Waldorf Center online or by phone at 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901.