JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA XC is an FDA-approved injectable dermal filler that can be used to help healthy people over the age of 21 improve their appearance significantly. Unlike some other cosmetic products, JUVÉDERM® is a line of fillers, and each filler is designed to be extremely effective for the treatment of different cosmetic concerns. Keep reading if you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area and interested in learning what VOLBELLA is used for.
What Is JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA Used for?
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA XC is an injectable dermal filler that is primarily used to augment the lips and erase perioral lines. However, it can also be used to fill in under eye hollows, significantly rejuvenating and revitalizing the area.
Sometimes, when it is used to augment the lips, it is only used in the upper lip to make the lips look more proportional. However, it can also be used to augment both of the lips, making them look symmetrical, plump, healthy, and young. This injectable cosmetic treatment can also be used to enhance the border of your mouth, improving the definition of your lips significantly.
Will My Results Look Natural?
Yes, you can absolutely expect your results to look natural. The reason for this is that your final results are not caused by the volume added by the filler. Rather, your ideal results are derived from your skin producing extra collagen in response to the injection of the filler. The needle used to administer the filler penetrates some of the fibroblasts in the deepest layer of your skin. This causes tiny wounds, and your skin quickly responds by producing healing proteins.
How Quickly Can I Expect to See My Results?
You will be able to see an immediate improvement in your appearance once the filler is injected into your targeted areas. Your wrinkles will look milder due to the increased volume in the area. However, this volume increase is only temporary. This filler contains hyaluronic acid, a polysaccharide that attracts a massive amount of water and keeps it in the area. The water drawn to the area is used to help with the production of collagen.
Generally, you can expect to see your final results 10 to 14 days after your treatment session. You may need one or two syringes administered per treatment area depending on the area, your age, and other factors. However, you should not expect to need more than one session to achieve your ideal results.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
To qualify for VOLBELLA injections, the skin in your targeted treatment areas need to be free from irritation. Therefore, you need to protect yourself from sun and wind damage prior to your treatment session. It is also important that your blood’s ability to clot is not impaired, so you will need to stop taking any blood-thinning drugs or supplements, like vitamin E supplements, NSAIDs, or certain antidepressants.
You also need to avoid the consumption of anything that can raise your blood pressure too much, like alcohol, tobacco products, and excessive quantities of sodium and caffeine. Moreover, you should avoid using any skincare products that may irritate your skin prior to treatment. Furthermore, you should use oral or topical preventative medications as necessary if you are at risk of an acne outbreak, oral herpes outbreak, or some other cyclical skin condition.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment Session?
You can expect your VOLBELLA treatment session to be quick and painless. Before your injections are administered, we will verify that your health status has not changed since your initial consultation. Besides making sure that you are not sick, we will make sure that there is no skin irritation in the targeted treatment areas. Assuming you are still cleared for treatment, we will sanitize the treatment areas.
There is no need to apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment areas because the injectable filler contains an injectable anesthetic called lidocaine. This numbing medication will numb the treatment areas in roughly 15 seconds. When the first injection is administered, you will feel nothing more than a bit of pressure. The needle used to administer the filler is tiny. All told, your appointment will probably take fewer than 30 minutes to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment Session?
Due to the non-surgical nature of this anti-aging treatment, there is no downtime required afterwards. It is an outpatient treatment, so you can go back to work once it is complete if you want to. You can also go home and spend the rest of your day relaxing. However, you should be aware that there are aftercare guidelines you will need to follow despite not needing any downtime after treatment.
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need to Follow?
One of the most important aftercare guidelines to follow once your VOLBELLA injections are administered is to not consume tobacco products. You should also avoid lying down or touching your face immediately after your treatment session. Moreover, it is crucial that you minimize sun exposure for the first 24 hours following your injection session. Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Just make sure that you apply the sunscreen very gently.
You also need to take care to maintain your body temperature during the first 24 hours following your treatment session. Avoid steam rooms, dry saunas, and hot tubs during this time. Additionally, you should consider staying in a temperature controlled environment rather than strolling down Indian Harbour Beach or another local beach. Moreover, you should avoid strenuous exercise, including weight lifting, running, and swimming during this time.
How Long Can I Expect My Results to Last?
You can generally expect your ideal results to last for roughly 12 months. Around this point, your flawless results will start to fade. As soon as you start to notice the return of your cosmetic concerns, schedule a follow-up appointment. If your concerns are only mild when you get treated, you can restore your ideal results with a smaller dose of the filler. Furthermore, prompt follow-up appointments ensure that your self-confidence doesn’t wane too much.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To ensure your ideal results last for as long as possible, you need to limit alcohol consumption.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment in the West Melbourne or Indian Harbour Beach Area?
To find out if VOLBELLA injections are right for you, it is imperative that you discuss your health,concerns, and goals with a cosmetic expert. If you’re at least 21 years old and worried about the appearance of your lips, mouth, or undereyes, you’ll probably qualify for treatment. That said, there are contraindications, including pregnancy, nursing, a history of multiple severe allergies, a history of anaphylaxis, and a known allergy to Gram-positive bacterial proteins or lidocaine.
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA XC can be used to augment the lips, erase perioral lines, and augment under eye hollows. Most people who are at least 21 years of age will qualify if they have concerns about their lips, mouth, or undereyes. However, exceptions apply. If you are interested in rejuvenating your appearance and you’re in the Indian Harbour Beach or West Melbourne area contact The Refinery Medspa & Wellness and Skin & Body by The Refinery by using our simple online form. Alternatively, you can also call us at 321-341-3321 to reach us in West Melbourne, FL, or call us at 321-428-3004 to reach us in Indian Harbour Beach, FL. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for our latest deals and specials & events!