JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
JUVÉDERM® is a hyaluronic acid filler, derived from a natural substance that is found throughout the human body. In its natural form, hyaluronic acid is a sugar found in the skin and joints. Hyaluronic fillers are synthetic, biodegradable versions of these naturally occurring sugars and are considered to be extremely safe.
JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that will instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. It works by helping to replace the hyaluronic acid your skin has lost with age, adding volume to 'fill out' and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm can smooth out the lines along the sides of your nose and mouth for up to one year with only one treatment. Juvederm is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year with initial treatment.
JUVÉDERM® XC also contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to provide a more comfortable experience.
Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas, from smile lines to vertical lip lines. Juvederm can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore your natural contours. JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations—JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles.
Juvederm can improve several areas, including:
What is JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips-in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.
How long does JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC last?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC lasts up to one year, with optimal correction.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC?
For lip augmentation, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 14 days or less. The most common side effects were temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps,and bruising.
For treating lines and wrinkles, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 7 days or less. The most common side effects included temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, selling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
How does JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC work?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
Also, JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC temporarily adds fullness for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.
|Treatment Type||Filler, Injectables|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Deep and Superficial Lines, Fine Lines, Thin Lips, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||All Skin Types|
What does it do?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
How is it used?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
What will it accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year.
What are possible side effects?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising,& itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. Rarely, vision abnormalities have been reported after treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin.
- Ouch, Ouch, Ooh-La-LaI was scared and procedure DID hurt. Would I do it again? Oh HECK yes! Results were better than I hoped for. Had procedure 3 months ago and smile every time I pass a mirror.
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