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Plump, pouty lips are marks of youth, though not all of us are blessed with the perfect pout. Those born with a full pout may lose lip volume over time and as they age. JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC is an innovative, injectable dermal filler designed and formulated for non-invasive, temporary lip augmentation and the correction of lipstick lines (perioral lines) around the mouth in adults over the age of 21. This natural-looking lip filler produces results that feel and appear like you, harnessing the power of natural hyaluronic acid and a patented formulation that optimizes final results. Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center offers the complete line of JUVÉDERM® products, including JUVÉDERM® XC, JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, and JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE™ XC. 

Contact our dermatologists in Gainesville to benefit from our skin specialists’ artistic attention to detail and experience in cosmetic dermatology for an empowered, uplifted, and authentic aesthetic. Book an appointment for cosmetic injections with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC.


JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ is an injectable gel cosmetic filler specifically designed for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and the correction of perioral lines, or lipstick lines, in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® for lips is formulated with hyaluronic acid in a thinner consistency to address volume loss in the delicate skin on the lips. Compared with other fillers, VOLBELLA™ is a more pliable substance, offering a smooth, natural result. This lip filler adds volume and plumpness to the lips while smoothing fine lines around the mouth. 

JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC can increase lip volume, smooth fine lines, and improve the definition around the lips. Over time, we can lose plumpness and volume in our lips, or you have thin lips and seek to increase their volume with a natural, non-invasive procedure. This hyaluronic acid filler or HA filler provides a versatile treatment for patients seeking a discreet treatment offering noticeable, natural-looking results that can last up to one year with optimal treatment. Contact us for additional information about our available lip fillers and skin care services.


VOLBELLA™ delivers subtle, soft-looking volume, making it a versatile product that is well-suited to the mouth and the areas surrounding the mouth, such as lipstick lines or perioral lines in adults over the age of 21. At Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center, our approach is to provide our patients with a naturally refreshed appearance with visible improvements to enhance our patient’s natural beauty and treatment goals.

As with other cosmetic fillers in the JUVÉDERM® line, JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, and non-invasive cosmetic treatment ideal for patients looking to enhance the appearance of their lips and the areas around their mouth. If the natural aging process, lifestyle habits, or naturally thin lips create a desire for fuller-looking lips, VOLBELLA™ XC can be safely used to create the perfectly voluminous, supple lips you seek.

How Does JUVÉDERM® Work?

Our skin is unique, and, as such, each of us requires individualized treatment options for our cosmetic needs. JUVÉDERM® for lips is a gel formula injected directly into the lips and the skin surrounding the lips using an ultra-fine needle, providing a natural-looking, plump effect to the lips while smoothing and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the skin surrounding the lips. This non-invasive, nonsurgical treatment produces visible improvements to the mouth’s and lip’s appearance using the power of a concentrated formula of modified hyaluronic acid.

As with other hyaluronic acid fillers or HA fillers, VOLBELLA® uses patented VYCROSS® technology to ensure a smooth and consistent gel application. The “XC” in JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC refers to lidocaine, a numbing agent, which briefly desensitizes the treated areas to reduce any discomfort or pain. VYCROSS® holds the hyaluronic acid molecules in an ultra-fine gel, keeping it intact within the skin for longer than other lip filler products and injectables. This provides patients with results for up to a year, allowing the hyaluronic acid to fill fine lines and wrinkles while acting cohesively with the skin, producing minimal swelling and a shorter overall recovery time. 

Who Is A Good Candidate For Dermal Fillers?

Virtually all adults over the age of 21 who seek to improve the appearance of volume and fullness in their lips and/or to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC. Among the numerous benefits of JUVÉDERM® is the product’s ability to be individualized to each patient, with respect to their unique aesthetic goals, skin needs, overall treatment plan, and more. 

This lip filler is safe for any skin tone and type, making it versatile and highly accessible for patients with various needs and goals. For more information about this product and the types of lip fillers available through our office, contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center.

Do Lip Fillers Hurt?

During their procedure, patients may experience some minor discomfort during and after each injection, though this is rare due to the combined use of topical anesthetic cream and the numbing agent, lidocaine, which is mixed into the filler to reduce injection site pain. In general, most patients experience minimal-to-no discomfort during injections with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC. 

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Results following VOLBELLA™ XC are temporary yet long-lasting. Results appear right away, improving over time and typically enduring for up to one year after injection, with optimal treatment. Over time natural lip fillers become broken down and absorbed by the body over time. 

Once patients begin to notice the effects of their treatment wearing off, or sooner, they may schedule additional follow-up injection appointments to maintain optimal corrections. With regular touch-up injections, less material is generally needed to maintain the results of the filler. To learn more about this filler and to view lip fillers before and after photos, please contact our dermatology office.

How Many JUVÉDERM® Treatments Will I Need?

Injections with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC last for six months to one year, with optimal treatment. Although the correction is temporary, it is immediately visible and long-lasting.  The injected formula is naturally broken down and absorbed by the body. Repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal correction. 

In general, only one treatment is needed to achieve optimal results, though this can vary from patient to patient due to factors unique to each person. Additionally, the improvements are temporary and require “touch-up” injections to maintain the desired results. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals!

Potential Side Effects Of Lip Fillers

Your provider will review your full medical history to determine potential contraindications to the recommended treatment. You may not be eligible for treatment with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC if you have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies, or a history of allergies to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins. You should notify your provider if you have a history of cold sores prior to your treatment day. 

In general, potential side effects are rare and are mild or moderate, with a short duration. The most common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site, such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects generally last for 30 days or less.

How To Prepare For Your Appointment

Prior to your appointment, you will be provided with specific instructions regarding how to prepare for treatment with JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA™ XC. Prior to the appointment, patients must remove all makeup, or the provider will help remove it. Once the makeup is removed, the skin is then prepared with a topical antiseptic medication to prevent the introduction of bacteria into the skin during the injections. 

The treatment itself is generally brief and depending on the areas to be addressed and the number of syringes of product used, the injections may take 15–30 minutes or more. The total treatment time can vary depending on the number of injections and the artistic complexity involved. Contact us today for additional information about preparation protocols for this treatment and what to expect during your procedure with hyaluronic acid fillers.


As with pre-treatment instructions, patients will also be provided with lip fillers aftercare instructions, which will include information regarding what to expect following their procedure and how to best care for their skin and their treated area(s) in the days following their treatment. After cosmetic injections, patients may notice minor swelling or bruises at the injection site(s). These side effects usually dissipate within about one week after treatment.

Your provider may recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise, exposure to direct sunlight, heat exposure, saunas and hot tubs, and alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours after their treatment. Patients should avoid rubbing or putting physical pressure on the treated areas following treatment and consult their physician about resuming any regular medications.

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