Millions of Americans are worried about the way their lips look. Some have always had thin lips, while others have lost their plump features due to the aging process. At Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA, we offer JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC to patients of all ages. This long-lasting treatment only takes a few minutes, and the results appear within fourteen days. Read on to find out more about VOLBELLA and how it can enhance your features.
How Soon Will JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC Start Working?
Each VOLBELLA session takes around 30 to 45 minutes. We first numb your skin with a topical anesthetic, then mark the injection sites. After the hyaluronic acid has been injected under your skin, you might notice some changes right away.
Your features look plumper, and your wrinkles are less pronounced. However, this is just the initial effect of the injection. The gel takes approximately two weeks to settle into your skin. After fourteen days, the hyaluronic acid has had time to do its job, and you can admire the final results of the treatment.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Once you’ve been treated with VOLBELLA, you won’t need to come to the clinic for at least a year because the results are extremely long-lasting. In fact, most patients don’t return until 18 months after their initial appointment. This is because the molecules that make up the VOLBELLA gel are cross-linked, so they remain in the patient’s tissues for longer than those contained in the traditional JUVÉDERM products.
How Can I Enhance My Results?
There’s a lot you can do to make sure you experience the best possible results. Follow all our instructions, which might include pausing blood-thinning medications, avoiding saunas and hot tubs, and sticking to gentle exercise for 24-48 hours after your session. Don’t expose your skin to excessive sunlight because UV radiation damages your cells and speeds up the aging process.
One of the main jobs of hyaluronic acid is to hydrate your skin. You can make this process easier by drinking plenty of water every day. Eat a varied diet rich in micronutrients. Get enough sleep, ideally seven to eight hours each night. By providing your body with good fuel and rest, you facilitate the cell rejuvenation process and prevent premature aging.
What Cosmetic Issues Can Be Addressed with VOLBELLA?
The main purpose of VOLBELLA is to plump the lips and remove the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. This gel is very thin, so it’s ideal for patients who would like a subtle transformation or those who have only just started noticing the effects of aging on their skin.
We can treat people of all ages with VOLBELLA. It’s a great filler for those who have thin lips and would like to achieve the plump shape they’ve always dreamed of. Patients in their 40s and beyond might see the best results if they use complementary injectables that can address frown lines and the loss of volume in the cheeks.
Am I the Right Candidate?
Almost anyone can take part in VOLBELLA injections. The active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. When injected under the skin, it attracts water molecules and therefore plumps up the patient’s tissues. Because HA isn’t a toxic chemical, allergic reactions are highly unlikely, and even patients who have medical issues are good candidates.
If you’re currently being treated for a severe condition, speak to your doctor about having dermal fillers. You might need to wait until you’re better, especially if you take blood-thinning medication that can’t be paused. You’re not a good candidate if you have an active infection at the treatment site, or if you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
VOLBELLA For Events
Most people get VOLBELLA because they want to look and feel their best every day. However, we sometimes get patients who would like to enhance their appearance on a special day. They might be attending an important event, getting married, taking part in a fashion show, or performing on stage.
If you’re getting VOLBELLA for a specific purpose, contact us at least a month before the event. That way, we have enough time to invite you for an initial consultation and to treat you. Remember, your results don’t settle until two weeks after your injections.
What Does Treatment Feel Like?
Most patients don’t experience pain during VOLBELLA treatment. The formula contains lidocaine, which numbs the tissues. We also apply numbing cream to the treatment area to further reduce the sensation. After the appointment, patients can walk out of the clinic and drive themselves home or back to work. There is very little downtime associated with the injectable because it’s minimally invasive and doesn’t cause damage to the body.
Enhance Your Naturally Beautiful Facial Features Now
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC is a great treatment for anyone who would like to augment their lips or get rid of the fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. It only takes around two weeks for the results to appear, and they last for at least 12-18 months. Give us a call at Northstate Plastic Surgery Associates in Chico, CA to find out more about the injectables we offer.