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Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra XC Before & Afters

Juvéderm Ultra XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to minimize the appearance of facial wrinkles and increase lip volume in adults. Each injection contains a gel-like material that includes water, hyaluronic acid (HA), and lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Hyaluronic acid is included in the filler to help increase volume. 

Smile & laugh lines

Nasolabiial folds

Lip augmentation

Smile & laugh lines
Nasolabiial folds
Lip augmentation

How it Works

How it Works
The combination of hyaluronic acid and water creates a gel-like material that increases volume in tissue. As a result, wrinkles are “filled in,” creating a smoother appearance. The “XC” in the product name indicates the presence of 0.3 percent lidocaine. The anesthetic is designed to prevent pain during the injections, but can also save time because the specialist won’t need to apply a topical pain reliever prior to treatment.

Recovery & Results

Woman with soft laugh lines after Juvederm Ultra XC
Patients might see noticeable results almost immediately after injections. These results can last up to one year.
 
Generally, follow-up treatments are necessary to maintain desired results. Patients should speak to their specialist to find out when follow-up injections should be done.
 
Patients are free to go back to work right after treatment. However, in the first 24 hours after the procedure, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcoholic beverages, as these activities could cause swelling, redness, or itching at the injection site. 
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for the injection?
Patients should arrive 10 to 15 minutes before their appointment to fill out paperwork. Though it’s not necessary to arrange a ride home, patients might consider doing so if it’s their first time undergoing treatment with a dermal filler. Patients should plan to spend about an hour at the appointment. The procedure may take more time if patients will be injected with multiple types of dermal fillers.
What should I expect?
Injections don’t require much prep or aftercare. Because the filler contains lidocaine, the physician won’t need to apply a topical anesthetic to the patient’s skin before the injections. A skin care specialist will cleanse the patient’s skin and then inject the filler into the treatment area. Patients shouldn’t feel any pain during the injections. Instead, they might feel slight pressure and tingling as the filler is injected. Once the injections are completed, patients are free to go home.
Are there any side effects?
Juvéderm Ultra XC is considered safe for adults when injected by a trained medical professional. Though the procedure itself isn’t painful, patients may feel slight pain within a day after the injections. Other common side effects include redness, tenderness, swelling, firmness, skin discoloration, lumps, and bruising. These side effects are typically mild and resolve within seven days. Allergic reactions after treatment are rare but can be serious. Patients should call their doctor if you experience breathing difficulties, hives, infections, scarring, or a rash. Juvéderm is not recommended for patients with any known allergies to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine.

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