JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is different than the other Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers because of its consistency, which comes from the product itself and the cross-linking of the HA subunits. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC has the unique function of treating some of the finer, softer lines and wrinkles—such as those around the mouth—and is especially helpful for the hardest-to-treat areas, i.e. hollows under the eyes. Here at SOM K Plastic Surgery we joke that it serves as an eraser for the fine lines present on all of our faces.
How Does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Work?
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the human body. In fact, it is found in most living things, and found in high concentrations in connective tissues. The gel can be used to restore volume and create a more youthful appearance. When injected it inflates the dermis and thereby, creates a cushion for facial support in areas where there is loss of volume or elasticity due to normal aging. When injected into tissues it also works to absorb and attract water and thereby create a more hydrated appearance. This works to maintain elasticity and smooth appearance. With sunlight and aging HA begins to deplete in our skin.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC’s unique composition allows it to be injected into a more superficial level of the skin, and therefore makes it ideal for the treatment of the finest and softest lines and wrinkles. This is a feature unique to JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can be used to treat multiple signs of facial aging, including:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Hollow or sunken cheeks
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Vertical lip lines
- Hand rejuvenation by injections into the dorsum of the hand and fingers. This treatment can create a more plump and smooth appearance of the hand while bringing in moisture naturally for a more hydrated appearance and feel.
How Long Will it Take to Recover from JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
Most HA fillers like JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC do not require any downtime. There is often some bruising and swelling, along with slight discomfort, but most are able to return to their daily activities with minimal disruption. This bruising and ecchymosis can be minimized with the use of ice for the first few hours.
As an HA filler the benefit of treatments can be seen instantly – even after each injection! Results typically last 6-9 months, depending on the area of the face and level of activity in that region; more activity wears the product down faster. This is easily corrected with a return to Dr. Som Kohanzadeh for the next treatment.
This innovative treatment can also be performed in combination with a number of other facial rejuvenation procedures to help enhance aesthetic outcomes, including the SKINPEN®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and Dr. Som’s personally tailored skin care line: SK by Dr. SOM. Please contact our office and make an appointment today to learn more.
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