Having naturally thin lips, or lips that have thinned due to aging, can be a struggle for some people due to a constant feeling of being self-conscious. When you have less surface area to work with, putting on lipstick in just the right way to enhance your lips can be a challenge, as can preventing it from bleeding into any small lines on or around the lips, if you have them. If you’re tired of constantly having to over-line your lips and purchase every lip-plumping serum or shiny gloss you can get your hands on, there’s a solution: lip injections. Just remember when you’re choosing them that not all lip fillers work the same way. Some are designed for adding a noticeable amount of volume, while others are more subtle. If you’re hoping for a very natural look from lip injections, our Portland-based injectors at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery provide Juvéderm Volbella® XC. This highly popular filler was the 2020 NewBeauty award winner for best filler for plumper lips. Continue reading for a basic outline of how Volbella® XC works.

Juvéderm Volbella® XC contains hyaluronic acid (HA), a synthetic version of the natural substance the body uses for pulling in and retaining water to keep the skin and other tissues hydrated. Hyaluronic acid fillers tend to provide results that are more natural-looking than other filler types. Volbella® XC is a much lighter, thinner filler compared to many others, and was originally FDA-approved for lip augmentation and correcting perioral wrinkles in 2016.

Your injector will introduce Volbella® XC into a superficial part of the lips to give them a slightly fuller appearance without looking or feeling overdone. This filler can also be useful for re-defining the outline of the lips. Volbella® is usually the preferred choice for both older patients with pronounced lip wrinkles and for younger patients with smaller lips.

Want to get started on planning your lip injections from The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team? For further information on how Juvéderm Volbella® XC works, call us at 503-882-0124 or submit a contact form to find out more about the benefits of surgical and non-surgical procedures.