JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® with lidocaine is a new dermal filler treatment for the lips and Peri-oral area. It is designed not only for gentle restoration of natural looking lip volume, it can also be used for defining lip contours (like enhancing the Cupid’s bow—the “M” part of the upper lip), treating oral commissures, smoothing fine ‘barcode’ lines around the lips and supporting the ‘marionette’ lines down the chin.
What makes VOLBELLA® unique is its patented Vycross technology, a state-of-the-art combination of low and high molecular weight technology, which improves the cross-linking efficiency of HA chains. This more efficient crosslinking produces greater lift capacity, a natural look and feel, and longer lasting results.
A company-led study found that over 90% of test patients reported natural looking lips with more than 80% of them still satisfied with their results after one year. Previous lip fillers normally last up to 6 months before the body breaks them down.
In addition to being longer lasting, VOLBELLA® is also a softer, smoother gel that allows for easier injection. Its lower Hyaluronic Acid concentration also means that it is less likely to absorb water resulting in a more natural result and reduced swelling. Not only is there less downtime with VOLBELLA®, treatment is made as pain free as possible with the built-in lidocaine anesthetic, a numbing medication that works by blocking nerve signals in the body.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was first approved in Europe in 2011. Currently, VOLBELLA® is distributed in more than 70 countries, including markets in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Canada. For more information, and to check out some before and after pics, visit the UK VOLBELLA® site.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC will be available to patients Fall 2016. We don’t have an exact date yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know when it’s here!!