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 Juvederm® 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.*
Volbella® XC is an injectable dermal filler, joining Allergan's Juvederm® 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 Juvederm® 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.
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.*
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
After a Volbella® XC treatment session, most patients are able to resume their normal activities right away. 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 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.*
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From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
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