With a simple injection, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel can reduce facial wrinkles and folds, correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area, and augment lips while softening the appearance of lines around the mouth.

JUVÉDERM’s active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, can hydrate the skin and protect the cells. Plentiful in healthy, young skin, reserves of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the skin diminish with age. Older skin that has been exposed to years of stress and sun shows the effects in the form of wrinkles, folds and lines.

FDA approved for moderate to severe age-related volume loss,  JUVÉDERM® can quickly provide smoother skin for a more youthful appearance.

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Juvederm® photos courtesy of Allergan Inc.

Candidates for JUVÉDERM® Treatment

Men and women alike who are ready to change their appearance by decreasing the severity of their wrinkles and folds may benefit from JUVÉDERM®. Treatments with JUVÉDERM® include:

  • Smile line correction
  • Lip augmentation
  • Fine line correction
  • Facial contouring

JUVÉDERM® also comes in different strengths for different injection depths, so be sure to ask Dr. Riolo about your options.

Please give us a call if you would like to receive more information about JUVÉDERM®, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Riolo. She is available to perform your injections herself using the expertise only a plastic surgeon can offer.

VOLUMA™ in Fresno

VOLUMA™, created by Allergan and officially known as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel, is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile. It has been clinically shown to persist for up to 2 years.

While it retains the name of its sister product JUVÉDERM®, it is different than JUVÉDERM® XC in its viscosity and strength characteristics and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, while VOLUMA™ XC adds volume to the cheek area.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC Before-and-After Photos


Unretouched photos of paid model taken 1 month after treatment. A total of 3.5 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC was injected into the zygomatic arch, anteromedial cheek, and submalar region. In the clinical trial, the total volume injected ranged from 1.2 mL to 13.9 mL, with a median of 6.6 mL, to achieve optimal correction for all 3 subregions.

Candidates for VOLUMA™ Treatment

As the name implies, VOLUMA™ is well suited for volume restoration, especially in the cheeks. In addition to its strength characteristics, it will last longer than the other HA products, up to 24 months. Like all fillers, most people choose to “top them off” before complete absorption has occurred in order to maintain their more youthful appearance.

Candidates for VOLUMA™ are those who:

  • Need volume enhancement especially in the middle third of the face
  • Want a product that is longer lasting especially if they are needle phobic or have a hard time finding the right time in their schedules for treatment
  • Like the use of a product that is amenable to dissolution

Please give us a call if you would like to receive more information about VOLUMA™, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Riolo.

VOLBELLA® XC in Fresno

In clinical trials, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was found to effectively increase lip fullness and soften the appearance of lines around the mouth in a majority of subjects through one year. 96.1% of patients treated in these trials reported improvement in satisfaction with their lips.

The latest addition to the FDA-approved JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers, VOLBELLA® XC is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids, commonly referred to as perioral lines, in adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC Before-and-After Photos

Actual patient. Results may vary. Unretouched photos taken before treatment and 1 month after treatment. A total of 1.2 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was injected into the lips (vermilion body and philtral columns).

Actual patient. Results may vary. Unretouched photos taken before treatment and 1 month after treatment. A total of 1.75 mL of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC was injected—0.6 mL in the oral commissures, 0.7 mL in the perioral lines, and 0.45 mL in the lips (vermilion body, vermilion border, Cupid’s bow).

Candidates for VOLBELLA® XC Treatment

While continuing to provide the long-lasting results expected from the JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers, VOLBELLA® XC has a lower HA concentration than other JUVÉDERM® injectables, which makes it a soft, smooth gel appropriate for adding subtle volume to the lips and softening the appearance of perioral lines.

Candidates for VOLBELLA® XC are those who want to:

  • Add fullness to the lips
  • Achieve a smooth-looking result from treating the lips
  • Soften the appearance of the lines around the lips, known as perioral lines

Please give us a call if you would like to receive more information about VOLBELLA® XC, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Riolo.