Alchemy 43 is an aesthetic bar with a special focus on cosmetic microtreatments, including facial contouring, dermal fillers, and neuromodulators. Conveniently located in Beverly Hills, Alchemy 43 specializes in customized treatment plans that help you achieve your aesthetic goals and improve your skin. We have a committed staff of trained, licensed medical specialists who can deliver consistent, effective results.

One sign of aging that can be troublesome is thin or thinning lips, which have the effect of a less contoured, less shapely mouth. If you want to restore volume and contour, Juvéderm Volbella XC should be an integral part of your rejuvenation treatment plan.

What is Juvéderm Volbella XC?

Formulated by pharmaceutical maker Allergan, Juvéderm is the country’s best-selling product line of hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural, hydrating substance that’s critical to good skin health, mainly due to its ability to absorb and retain the body’s natural moisture.

Nonsurgical and minimally invasive, Juvéderm Volbella XC was approved in June 2016 by the FDA to for the improvement and enhancement of thin or thinning lips. Contact us today to learn more about your customized rejuvenation treatment plan.

Lip Augmentation and Enhancement

As you age and your skin loses volume, fine wrinkles called perioral lines (or, smoker’s lines) can form around the mouth, causing the lips to lose their shape. View our Menu of Services for more wrinkle treatment options.

Juvéderm Volbella XC is designed to re-contour the lips via the following methods:

  • Adding volume to the overall appearance of the mouth
  • Enhancing the outline of the lips (the vermillion border)
  • Minimizing perioral lines
  • Accentuating the center of the upper lip (often referred to as “cupid’s bow”)
  • Reducing the lines that have formed between the corners of the mouth and the chin (called marionette lines)
  • Correcting a downturned mouth

What Makes This Dermal Filler So Effective?

In addition to being formulated with hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm Volbella XC relies on the unique and innovative Vycross technology, which effectively blends different weights of hyaluronic acid molecules for a smoother gel. This limits how much moisture the skin absorbs during treatment, which helps reduce side effects.

Although results vary, this allows for longer-lasting effects and less swelling.

How Long Do Effects Last?

Juvéderm Volbella XC is the only dermal filler clinically proven to plump lips for up to one year, although results can vary. The injections deliver softer, more luscious lips that subtly restore the youthful appearance of the mouth. To see results from our patients, view our before and after photo gallery.

Why Choose Juvéderm Volbella XC?

Because of the formula and technology used to create Volbella XC, the treatment offers various benefits for patients:

  • Enhances the highly-sought-after poutiness of your lips
  • Softens the appearance of fine lip lines
  • Increases fullness and volume
  • Avoids the “inflated” look that other lip fillers can cause
  • Delivers results that are subtle and look natural
  • Causes virtually no pain or discomfort

Potential Side Effects

Potential side effects from treatment with lip fillers are usually found at the injection site, yet they are usually mild and temporary. If side effects do occur, they should subside between 10-14 days, though your results may vary.

  • Tenderness
  • Pain or soreness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
  • Redness or irritation
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Itching

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Both Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC address the lip area – is there a difference? If so, how are they different?

A: The differences between Ultra XC and Volbella XC can be found in two key areas:

  • Crosslinking – Juvéderm Volbella XC is formulated with Vycross technology, which makes the injections disperse the gel more smoothly and evenly
  • Gel concentration – The concentration of hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm Volbella XC means less swelling because the tissues that are injected absorb less water

Q: Are these injections painful?

A: Juvéderm Volbella XC is formulated with lidocaine, which minimizes pain and discomfort while you undergo treatment. The clear, smooth gel is injected via ultrafine needles, which many patients say feels like a pinch.

Q: Is there downtime after Juvéderm Volbella XC injections?

A: We know that many of our Los Angeles patients can’t afford a long recovery time. However, one session with Juvéderm Volbella XC lasts from 15 to 60 minutes; it depends on the number of injections received.

Treatment can restore lip contour and volume with virtually no downtime.

Q: I’m concerned that treatment will result in the dreaded “duck lips” look.

A: Many patients share this concern, but because of the innovative Vycross technology with which Juvéderm Volbella XC is formulated, there is virtually no worry about this unsightly look because there is less swelling than with other lip filler treatments.

Although results can vary, the subtle effects delivered by the treatment look natural.

To learn more about lip filler treatments, visit WebMD.com

Contact a Juvéderm Specialist at Alchemy 43 Today!

At Alchemy 43, we provide facial skin treatments in Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles. We personalize and administer treatment with Juvéderm Volbella XC according to your aesthetic goals and set of circumstances. Call 310.905.8727 or visit us online to get in touch for a complimentary consultation.

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