Juvèderm Volbella® XC

Are you bothered by “smoker’s lines” around your mouth but never smoked a day in your life? Unfortunately, the little lines etched on or around your lips aren’t only caused by smoking but aging as well. Luckily, we have a solution to help: JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC received FDA approval in June 2016 for use in the lips for lip augmentation, lip fullness and to soften the appearance of lines around the mouth. During the FDA clinical trial for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC, Dr. Lupo was a clinical injector, so she has seen first-hand what an amazing product this is for patients who are bothered by thin, uneven lips or the lines around their lips. The Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology’s cosmetic approach to provide patients with a natural look goes hand-in-hand with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC’s soft, smooth gel, which is perfect for adding subtle volume to the lip area without a drastic change.


  • Diminishes vertical lip lines (also known as “smoker's lines”)
  • Hydrates and smoothes lips
  • Plumps up the lips for natural fullness without distortion
  • Enhances the lip border and Cupid’s bow (the "M" part of the upper lip)


JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is formulated with VYCROSS®, a proprietary filler technology combining low and high molecular weights to improve the cross-linking efficiency of the hyaluronic acid (HA) chains. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies used to lubricate joints and eyes, and to keep the skin supple by binding to water molecules in skin cells. As we age, HA decreases leading to drier skin, loss of volume, fine lines and wrinkles.

Applying HA in a smooth gel solution restores moisture and raises lines and folds for a smoother, more youthful appearance. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC’s more effective cross-linking technology allows for a lower concentration of HA to be used, which results in less swelling as well as improved duration. Not only is there less downtime, the treatment is more tolerable with built-in lidocaine anesthetic.

Dr. Lupo was chosen as a trainer for JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC to teach other board certified dermatologists and plastic surgeons in and around the New Orleans area the best practices for this product. If you are bothered by thin or uneven lips or if your mouth area is starting to show signs of aging, contact our office in New Orleans at (504) 777-3047 or info@drmarylupo.com.

Hyaluronic acid filler gets FDA approval for smoothing wrinkles around the eyes

Hyaluronic acid filler gets FDA approval for smoothing wrinkles around the eyes

When it comes to sun and damage and aging, sun damage and aging, the eyes are the 1st place where you'll usually see things changing.

Don't I know it, right?


That's. Not right. I will not agree with you, your eyes look amazing.

Don't put me in.

Thank you, but the skin around your eyes, it's really thin

Yes, it is

It's 10 times thinner than the rest of your face. And, as meg Farris shows us on wrinkle, free Friday, the FDA just approved a new procedure to tighten that delicate skin without surgery, after a clinical trial right here by a local doctor.

Oh good. How do I look? Do I look fabulous?

It only took moments with this dermatology patient to notice her spunky and confident personality. Bb as we were asked to call her by her initials had the best answer of anyone when asked for some personal background to better tell a story about anti-aging in the skin.

Yeah, I’m of age. Huh. I'm definitely of age

Bb is a dermatologist Doctor Mary Lupo's patient. She admits to loving the skin and damaging the sun over the years. She joined a clinical trial to test using an injectable filler under the eyes. What is important about this is this is the first study that was done in order to get FDA approval for use in the tear troughs area.

Juvéderm Volbella XC is a hyaluronic acid filler. It's been injected for years in small lines, lips, cheeks, the jaw. Hyaluronic acid is naturally in your skin and joints. It gives the skin plumpness, elasticity, and it attracts moisture. What's new is its now FDA approved for under the eyes. Can be used to help shadows and contours as we age, we get indentations, we get ptosis, which means drooping our orbital area gets bigger as we get older and our eyes start sinking back in our heads. Doctor Lupo says it's important for doctors to pick the right patient for best results. If someone who still has some firmness to their skin? They don't have a lot of laxity around the skin and they don't, they do not have the herniated fat pad.

And it's important that the doctor is trained in facial anatomy and injecting technique the company provides, there's potential for problems around the eyes.

If you get a hyaluronic acid filler or any gel filler in a blood vessel, and it includes the blood vessel, it can cause circulation compromise to that area. Doctor Lupo uses a tiny cannula instead of a needle to help avoid that the filler is not permanent, it gradually absorbs in a year.


And when I looked in a mirror at 16, I didn't see anything but once I. Hit that particular mark, I started seeing everything in my face, you know, as I guess a lot of women we do. Although we probably shouldn't put that kind of pressure on ourselves, but, you know, we do that.

I see the difference. Yeah, I see the difference.

Bb did notice the difference. It was a little bit more plumped there, the indentation subsided a little. It probably enhanced, fabulousness, and just a little bit more, you know?

And that's coming from a natural woman who doesn't even like to wear concealer or any makeup for wrinkle free Friday. I’m meg Farris.

Well, I think she looks great before and after, but dark circles under the eyes can also be caused by allergies, congested blood vessels, and even rubbing your eyes too much. And all of those things can stimulate more dark pigments.
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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.

Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, adjunct professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.

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Review From Vanessa V.
Dr. Lupo is truly amazing. This was my first time with filler and not only did she ease my fears but also gave me the most beautiful result. She used just enough to accentuate the contours of my lips and face. Also, she used a product on me called Aqua Gold which gave me wonderful results. The tone, texture, firmness, and overall appearance of my skin was greatly improved. When I left her i felt absolutely FLAWLESS! I highly highly recommend her and her team!
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