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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

Meet one of the countrys leading experts in the field of non-surgical skin rejuvenation.

Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology
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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 Anne R.
Dr. Mary Lupo and her staff performed Fraxel laser on my face and I had incredible results. The service, which is the brand Fraxel, isn't the least expensive in the city, but when done correctly by a professional like Dr. Lupo, the money is well spent. For me, I had issues with age spots and melasma, which were significantly diminished in one treatment--as well as fine lines around my eyes. My face looked young and bouncy and bright. For Dr. Lupo, this is a craft and she spends time with her patients, giving them the best results possible. I'd highly recommend her and this service to anyone.
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