Facial Volume Loss
As we age, our face begins to lose its once youthful shape and contours. Collagen and elastin are compounds that give our skin its smooth, supple appearance, while maintaining its ability to stretch and tighten on its own. Due to aging, sun exposure, lifestyle habits the face begins to lose volume and wrinkles form.
We use a number of dermal fillers at Long Island Dermatology, some of our most requested come from the Juvéderm® family of fillers. They come in various formulations, all meant for specific corrective needs. Each filler is injected at various depths and at various points of the face to smooth out fine lines and deep wrinkles.
How It Works
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is one of the newer dermal fillers from the Juvéderm® family of fillers. Using a hyaluronic acid base, Volbella is used mainly as a filler to plump up lips and in fill in lines around the mouth. It works best at providing you with smooth, fuller lips with a well-defined and contoured outline. It also works great for minor lines around the mouth area, and the nasolabial folds. It’s a favorite amongst patients with “smoker’s lines”, however it is best for those who are only in need of minor wrinkle correction. Some patients feel a slight discomfort when using Volbella for the lips, as the tissue is very sensitive. The XC formulation also contains lidocaine to ease any discomfort associated with the shot.