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Juvéderm Vollure XC — An FDA-Approved Filler for Lip Enhancement

Weight changes, sun exposure, repetitive facial movements, and the pull of gravity can all play a role in the aging process, accelerating the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm Vollure XC is the first long-lasting dermal filler approved by the FDA for the smoothening of parentheses lines that extend in the shape of parentheses from the nose to the corners of the mouth. Unlike other dermal fillers, Juvéderm Vollure XC produces more subtle but long-lasting results and is therefore the perfect choice for individuals who desire natural results.

What is Juvéderm Vollure XC?

Juvéderm Vollure XC is the latest addition to Allergan’s range of Vycross fillers. Although it has been available in European countries for years now, it was approved for use in the US in April 2017. Available in the form of a clear, colorless, and smooth gel, Juvéderm Vollure XC comprises of two ingredients - Hyaluronic acid and Lidocaine.

  • Hyaluronic Acid - Hyaluronic acid is a lubricating substance that is found naturally in the body. Present in large quantities in the skin, hyaluronic acid retains collagen and moisture, thereby improving the elasticity of the skin. However, as we age, our skin loses its elasticity and develops fine lines and wrinkles. Juvéderm Vollure XC works by replenishing the stores of hyaluronic acid in the skin which fills fines lines and wrinkles, making it look smoother and more youthful.
  • Lidocaine - Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that numbs the site of injection, reducing the pain and discomfort experienced by a patient during the procedure.

What Are The Benefits of Using Juvéderm Vollure XC?

Formulated using Vycross technology, Juvéderm Vollure XC is a truly unique dermal filler that smoothes out nasolabial fold in a more subtle manner, giving you a natural, youthful appearance. Best suited for individuals who look older than their age due to the presence of facial lines, wrinkles, creases, and folds, Juvéderm Vollure XC offers the following benefits:

  • Fills in moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles for a smoother look
  • Adds volumes to nasolabial folds, which are also known as parentheses lines or laugh lines. Formed due to repetitive facial movements and aging, these lines extend from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth.
  • Softens marionette lines, the lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth, making you look unhappy.

How is Juvéderm Vollure XC Different From Other Dermal Fillers?

Juvéderm Vollure XC stands out from other dermal fillers because of its long-lasting, natural results. It is formulated using Vycross technology that blends molecules of different weights to produce a smooth, clear gel. This enhances the malleability of the filler and results in more subtle, natural-looking results. In addition to this, Juvéderm Vollure XC is the only long-lasting dermal filler approved by the FDA for the smoothening of facial lines. According to the results of the clinical studies conducted by Allergan, Juvéderm Vollure XC effectively smoothes and reduces the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds for up to 18 months.

Are You a Candidate for Juvéderm Vollure XC?

You are a good candidate for Juvéderm Vollure XC if you have moderate to severe lines in the mid face. These include:

  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Horizontal chin lines

Nasolabial folds, which are also known as laugh lines of parentheses lines, are static wrinkles that appear around the nose and mouth when your face is at rest. Marionetter lines, on the other hand, run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth, giving you an unhappy expression.

While Juvéderm Vollure XC is a safe and effective option to soften wrinkles and facial lines, just like any other cosmetic product, it has certain contraindications. You should not use Juvéderm Vollure XC if:

  • You have a history of severe allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis
  • You have multiple severe allergies
  • You are allergic to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid

How Long Do The Results Last?

In clinical studies conducted by Allergan, the results of Juvéderm Vollure XC lasted for up to 18 months in individuals over the age of 21.

What Should I Expect During the Procedure?

Before the procedure, your doctor will schedule a consultation to collect your medical history and to determine your suitability for the treatment. In addition to this, they will also discuss your expectations and concerns related to the treatment and provide you all the information you need to make a well-informed decision. They may also take pictures of the treatment area and discuss different options to manage pain during the procedure. If you are particularly concerned about the pain and discomfort experienced during the procedure, your doctor may suggest using a local anesthetic to numb the areas.

During the procedure, your doctor will inject Juvéderm Vollure XC into the treatment area and wait for a few second to allow Lidocaine to produce its effect. They will then inject the filler in small amounts into the treatment area to produce the desired results. To ensure uniform distribution of the filler, your doctor may also massage the area. This will help produce more natural-looking results. After the treatment, your doctor may provide you an ice pack to apply to the treatment area to minimize pain and swelling.

Does It Produce Any Side Effects?

It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort during and after the procedure. The pain can be managed by applying ice packs or using over-the-counter pain medications. In addition to this, you may also experience the following temporary side effects after the treatment:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Itching
  • Bruising
  • Discoloration

These side effects last for one week or less. If your side effects do not subside or are severe in nature, it is important that you immediately contact your doctor.

Are There Any Precautions to Observe After the Treatment?

Juvéderm Vollure XC is one of those very few treatments that produce immediate results with very short recovery time. Within the first 24 hours, you will be instructed to avoid strenuous activities, exposure to heat or sunlight, and alcoholic beverages.

Schedule a Consultation with Yana Pechenik

Nothing is more satisfying than having an immediate solution for wrinkles and fine lines, and that’s what we offer you at MyBotox LA. Whether you have wrinkles around the mouth that may you look old and tired to you want to get rid of nasolabial folds and achieve a younger, smoother facial profile, we will help you get just the look you want! To learn more about our wrinkle smoothing treatments or to schedule an appointment with Yana Pechenik, call us today at 818-850-3345.