Anyone who follows the aesthetic world has heard of Juvéderm. Juvéderm is now a family of dermal fillers that address volume loss in a variety of areas of the face. The newest addition to the Juvéderm family is Juvéderm Volbella XC, which is formulated to add subtle volume to the lips while softening the appearance of vertical lip lines. The FDA approved Volbella in the summer of 2016, and we provide Volbella at Saltz Plastic Surgery to give you the lips you’ve always wanted.
How does Volbella work?
Like all the Juvéderm fillers (Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Voluma XC, Juvéderm Ultra XC), Volbella is hyaluronic acid based. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the human body that is responsible for plumping and hydrating the skin by binding with water molecules. Volbella does this on the lips.
It started with Juvéderm XC
The original Juvéderm, if you will, was Juvéderm XC. This dermal filler is still one of the most popular injectables in the world. Juvéderm XC adds volume to smooth nasolabial folds (running from the nose down to the mouth) and parentheses lines (lines surrounding the lips).
Next came Juvéderm Voluma XC, which addresses what Dr. Saltz would call age-related midface volume loss. For you and I, that would mean volume loss in the cheeks.
Next up was Juvéderm Ultra XC. The target here was the lips. Just as we lose volume in our cheeks and around our mouth as we age, the same is true with our lips. Juvéderm Ultra XC provides volume in the lips. This can also be used by women who have always wanted rounder, plumper lips.
What is Volbella XC?
Juvéderm Volbella XC builds on Ultra XC’s work on the lips. Whereas Ultra XC adds fullness and plumps thin lips, Volbella XC is tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines. Volbella is meant to provide volume, but not as dramatically as Ultra XC. Volbella will subtly increase the size of the lips and will remove vertical wrinkles. It will give you fuller, shapelier lips that look completely natural.
Interested in subtly rounding out your lips? Call Dr. Saltz at either our Salt Lake City or Park City offices and ask about Juvéderm Volbella XC.