Juvéderm Ultra XC
What are Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC?
Juvéderm® is a family of gel injections made of hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar found in the skin that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It is great for temporarily diminishing lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nose, and mouth and can restore fullness to the lips. These and other similar injections are called dermal fillers, and they work by padding out wrinkles and lines by adding volume.
Each type of Juvéderm® uses a different configuration of hyaluronic acid that is tailored to the area being treated.
- Juvéderm® XC corrects moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in the face, such as smile lines or parentheses lines around the mouth and nose.
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC adds volume to the lips, whether they are naturally thin or have lost volume over time.
Other Juvéderm products include:
If you are healthy and are unhappy with parentheses lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose or thin and aging lips, Juvéderm® may be for you. Those with realistic expectations from their treatment are often the happiest with their results. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not receive these injections.
Preparing for Juvéderm® Treatment
What to Know About Juvéderm®
During your consultation, you should discuss any questions you have with your nurse injector. Be prepared to discuss your aesthetic goals and expected results, as these factors will be important in determining the process for your procedure. Some questions to ask during your consultation include:
- What is your experience with performing this procedure?
- Who will perform this procedure and where?
- What can be done if I am dissatisfied with my results?
- Do you have any before and after photos from this procedure you’ve performed previously?
These questions can be helpful in determining the best plastic surgeon for you and can also ensure you’re comfortable and informed about the procedure you’re about to undergo. It also gives your aesthetician a chance to directly address any concerns you might have.
Procedures for Juvéderm® XC and Juvéderm® Ultra XC will vary only slightly because of the area being treated. After your aesthetician determines the best location to inject the gel, it is administered. All of the Juvéderm® family labeled XC also contain lidocaine to assist with any discomfort during the injection. If needed, a topical numbing cream can also be administered to ensure you’re totally relaxed. Depending on how many areas are being treated, the procedure can take as little as 15 minutes.
Because Juvéderm® is an injection, there is no downtime required. Following treatment, patients may experience mild side effects such as swelling, firmness, bruising, redness and itching at the injection site(s). Natural-looking results from Juvéderm® can last from six to nine months.
The cost of your Juvéderm® procedure will depend on the number of areas being treated and the amount of product required. Your comfort and satisfaction with the procedure and aesthetician should be a primary concern when considering a Juvéderm® treatment.
If you are suffering from facial volume loss due to aging and other environmental factors, contact us today to request your consultation. Our team of experience staff members can help find your optimal treatment for facial rejuvenation!