Do the lines and folds on your face make you appear sad or upset? Soften unwanted marionette lines around the nose and mouth with long-lasting results from Juvéderm Vollure XC. This FDA-approved hyaluronic gel filler has proven results for up to 18 months based on clinical studies. This is the newest addition to the Juvéderm collection of dermal fillers from Allergan, the manufacturers also known for creating Botox.
As mentioned, this formula specifically targets the marionette or frown lines that naturally occur and deepen with age around the mouth, nose, and chin. Due to a natural loss of elasticity in the skin, these lines appear even when the face is at rest. For some, these nasolabial and melomental folds in the skin can start to change the appearance of the face, causing an unwanted sad or angry expression. Juvéderm Vollure XC can help add volume to the skin, filling in unwanted lines or depressions in the face.
This treatment is suitable for anyone 21 years of age or older. Specifically, it is tailored to patients who want to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose. A personal consultation with Dr. Donaldson and his clinical staff is the best first step to determine if this procedure is right for each individual. Each treatment is customized to meet the specific needs of the patient and the severity of the facial lines.
This treatment is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, and those with allergies to other treatments, pigmentation disorders, or a history of excessive scarring should alert their doctor of these conditions during the initial consultation.
Each Juvéderm product is formulated to address specific areas of the face. Juvéderm Volbella can help add subtle volume to lips and soften the vertical lines that naturally develop on the surface of lips with age, while Juvéderm Voluma is ideal for patients with hollowed cheeks and deflated facial volume. Volllure XC is formulated with a lighter molecule weight to naturally add volume without causing stiff or fixed features in the areas around the nose and mouth that are subject to a lot of regular movement.
The hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers developed for Juvéderm products all use modified versions of this naturally occurring substance to achieve the most natural results for specific areas of the face. Dr. Donaldson may recommend a combination of dermal fillers, or other options like Restylane, to create a customized treatment plan specific to the patient’s facial desires.
We offer this non-surgical procedure to correct and smooth moderate to severe smile lines around the nose and mouth, also frequently known as nasolabial folds and parentheses lines. Similar to Juvéderm Volluma XC and all other Juvéderm facial fillers, the primary ingredient used is hyaluronic acid. This is a natural substance found in the skin that helps it retain moisture and add volume. Using specialized Vycross technology, the filler combines two chains of non-animal, cross-linked hyaluronic acid molecules together, which allows the gel to lift and fill the skin for a longer duration of time.
Patients may experience minor discomfort during the moment of injection, which should quickly diminish. Additionally, Juvéderm Vollure XC is formulated with lidocaine, which helps to numb the area of the injection and reduce any discomfort during the treatment. The injection is administered using a fine gauge needle for minimal impact, though possible swelling, bruising, and tenderness is normal following the procedure. Patients may also consult with Dr. Donaldson about additional topical creams during the procedure to help further minimize any pain or discomfort.
Side effects are generally minimal following the Vollure XC treatment. It is common for patients to experience puffy skin, plump lips, and mild swelling at the injection site for 48 hours following the procedure. Minor bruising, itching, and redness may also occur but should completely subside within two weeks following the injection. Patients should ice the area in 20-minute increments after the procedure and may take an over-the-counter pain reliever like Tylenol. The advanced injection techniques used by Donaldson Plastic Surgery should also help to reduce the risk for such symptoms.
Since the treatment is non-surgical, no downtime is necessary after completion. Patients can return to normal daily activities, though they should avoid strenuous physical activities for 24 hours following the injection.
Patients will see immediate results following the injection of Vollure XC. As the product takes effect, the results should become increasingly more noticeable for two to four weeks following the procedure, as swelling decreases and collagen production increases. However, it is important to note that all results depend on each patient’s particular body chemistry and treatment plan.
After the initial session, results will last approximately 18 months. After this point, the body’s enzymes will naturally begin to break down the hyaluronic acid, and this process may begin sooner depending on the amount of movement and activity in the area around the injection site. To maintain results, patients may choose to schedule repeat treatment 1-4 times per year using a smaller dosage.
Results and the duration of results will vary for each patient.
Our experienced professionals at Donaldson Plastic Surgery are happy to guide you through our affordable treatment options for non-surgical dermal fillers, including Juvéderm Vollure XC, to find the best option for your desired results. Vollure XC is the newest FDA-approved dermal filler available, and we are committed to using only the most advanced and innovative procedures to help our patients achieve natural and subtle results.