Lip fillers are a great, non-surgical procedure to enhance your natural look. Since 2000, lip injections have shown staggering growth and increased popularity. Over time, the lips and lines around the mouth thin and lose their shape. Juvéderm® is a popular dermal filler brand that help add volume and are hyaluronic acid based. Read more below about the common lip fillers from the Juvéderm® families.
Juvéderm has two popular options for lip fillers: Juvéderm® Ultra XC, and Juvéderm® Volbella XC. Both are FDA approved for lip augmentation. Juvéderm® Ultra XC adds more fullness and plumps thin lips. It also helps with smoothness, softness and overall structure of the lips and mouth.
However, Juvéderm® Volbella XC is a soft, smooth gel injectable which adds subtle volume to the lips and smooths vertical lip lines. Additionally, Juvéderm® Volbella XC helps add fullness to already great lip-structure and smooths and improves texture of the overall lips. Both Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC have been shown to last up to a year with optimal treatment.
Results are seen more instantly with both Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC, but full effects can be seen within a few days after treatment. Similar to Restylane® Silk, Patients can swell at first due to the lidocaine but the swelling subsides within a few days
Juvéderm® Ultra XC was FDA approved in 2011 as a dermal filler, and became FDA approved for the lip augmentation in 2015 for patients over 21. Juvéderm® Volbella XC gained FDA approval in 2016 for use in the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21. Patients should talk to their provider if they have a history of allergies to lidocaine or hyaluronic acid, bleeding disorders or anaphylaxis. Both Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Volbella XC are only available through a licensed provider. Like Restylane®, there are minor side effects to Juvéderm® lip injections, which include:
More serious side effects are rare, but include:
- Skin color changes (hyperpigmentation)
You may be at increased risk of side effects if you are a smoker, have a bleeding disorder or have any inflammatory skin conditions. Make sure to talk to your provider and discuss any medications that could increase the chance of infection. Patients who are breast feeding, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant should also talk to their provider as the safety has not been studied. For more information, read the full patient safety information for Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC.
We offer Juvéderm® family dermal fillers. To schedule your appointment and see which dermal fillers are right for you, please visit our website or call us at 865.342.5823 (Knoxville) or 865.868.4683 (Sevierville).