Aurora Medical Spa is proud to introduce Volbella® XC to our Des Peres and Chesterfield offices in St. Louis. Volbella® XC is the latest FDA-approved injectable added to the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers. This non-surgical lip augmentation treatment is designed to plump the lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, also known as perioral rhytids or perioral lines. We are excited about this new treatment option for our patients.
What is Juvederm Volbella® XC?
Volbella is a dermal filler used to define lips and for the correction of fine wrinkles around the lips. This temporary filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid and does not require a skin test before your injections. The smaller Hylauronic Acid particle size in Volbella allows your cosmetic injector to treat fine lines without getting a full look in these delicate areas.
Why choose Volbella® XC?
Volbella is the perfect product to choose for small fine lines and subtle enhancement of the lips. The smaller particle size allows for the correction of these fine areas without the worry that your lips will get bulky or too puffy.
There is a trend these days to have overfilled lips. Aurora Medical Spa prides themselves on making sure your lips look natural and proportionate to you facial structure. We know Volbella is one of the best choices on the market for lip augmentation.
How long does Volbella® XC last?
Volbella, using patented Vycross technology, has been proven to soften and fill lines in a majority of patients through one year. Since Volbella is also formulated with hyaluronic acid, the skin will retain moisture and softness ensuring long-lasting results.
What are the side effects of Volbella® XC?
The most common side effects of Volbella® XC are swelling, bruising, tenderness, redness, pain, and the possibility of discomfort and itching. These common side effects are temporary responses that can occur at the treatment site. When you book your appointment at Aurora, please feel free to talk to us about how to avoid any bruising or swelling when having your injections.
What is recovery from Volbella® XC like?
Recovery with Volbella® is minimal allowing you to return to your usual activities after the procedure. You may experience mild side effects such as redness, tenderness or swelling right after the procedure, but side effects should subside within a couple weeks. We recommend within the first 24 hours after your treatment, that you not do extreme exercise and limit your sun exposure.
Do Volbella® injections hurt?
Lips augmentation and fine line treatments with Volbella® XC are relatively painless. Another unique characteristic about Volbella® XC is that it is formulated with a small amount of lidocaine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic designed to reduce pain and maximize comfort during the Volbella® XC procedure. You can expect minimal discomfort while receiving Volbella® XC injections.
At Aurora Medical Spa, we use the smallest needle possible for injections. This allows for a more comfortable injection experience. Please ask our staff about arriving early for numbing cream or you may hold ice to the area to numb if you prefer.
Is Volbella® XC safe?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule found in your body making Volbella injections safe for adults age 21 and older. Volbella restores some of the lost hyaluronic acid due to aging in order to softly add volume back into the lips and surrounding skin.
What makes Volbella® XC unique compared to other fillers?
Volbella® XC is unique because it is the first lip augmentation filler that is FDA approved to address perioral lines, or smoker lines around the mouth. Volbella® XC is now the solution for patients who are particularly concerned about the appearance of perioral lines. Just like Vollure® XC, Volbella® XC boasts the filler technology by Allergan called VYCROSS®. This lip filler contains hyaluronic acid allowing for the subtle addition of volume, along with the natural feel and appearance of the lips.