What is Jevederm Volbella?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is a smooth, clear, colorless hyaluronic acid (HA) gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is manufactured using VYCROSS® technology to give specialized smooth-gel filler that produces long-lasting results at the treatment site.
How does it work?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultrafine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip enhancement and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth in adults over the age of 21. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
What will it accomplish?
The results of the JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC clinical study showed that the product temporarily improves lip fullness and smooths the appearance of lines around the mouth.
What are possible side effects?
The most common side effects included swelling, tenderness, bruising, firmness, lumps/bumps, redness, pain, discoloration, itching, and dryness. Most side effects were mild or moderate and lasted 30 days or less. One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel, and while rare, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.