Juvéderm Volbella XC: All The Details About The New FDA Approved Under-Eye Filler

The older we get, the more attractive anti-aging treatments become. From simple over-the-counter products to more invasive measures like Botox and Dysport, maintaining a young appearance for as long as possible is often the goal. Over the years, hyaluronic acid has become a popular go-to for helping bring back that youthful glow.

According to WebMD, hyaluronic acid is a cushiony lubricant-like substance that's naturally found in the fluids in our eyes and joints. In the medical world, hyaluronic acid is used to help with different issues such as cataracts, inflammation in the mouth, UTIs, acid reflux, osteoarthritis, and dry eyes. Cosmetically, hyaluronic acid injections can help with anti-aging.

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved hyaluronic injections by Juvéderm Volbella XC to be used as an under-eye filler. In a press release published February 8, 2022, by Allergan, company officials stated it's completely unique in that it's the only FDA-approved treatment for the under-eye area. If restoring firm, supple skin under your eyes is a goal of yours, read on for everything you need to know about how it works.

How Juvéderm Volbella XC treatments work

According to Derma Health Institute, Juvéderm Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid gel that's commonly used to plump lips and soften lines around the mouth (areas of the face known to be highly delicate). This is potentially why it's so effective as a treatment for the under-eye area, which is also known to be delicate. 

When used as an under-eye filler, a doctor starts by applying a numbing cream on top of the skin, and then uses tiny needles to inject the product into the area around or beneath the lower eyelid (per Healthline). After injection, the doctor smooths out the filler so collagen and elastin will start to form. Patients typically start to see an improvement right away and they also continue to see results within the weeks following. Results last between nine and twelve months. At the cost of just $500 to $650, that's a pretty good deal.

Downtime is virtually nonexistent as many people go back to work and continue life as usual without missing a beat. With that said, bruising and swelling are common side effects that can be reduced with an ice pack.