Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
Do you want natural looking lips that last? Or more volume and a softening of deeper folds and wrinkles around your mouth? Some people simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance. Other people have noticed their lips thinning as they age and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable around the corners of their mouth. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips. Instantly restore lost volume in the nasal labial (smile lines), folds, corners of the mouth and lip augmentation. Volume is a major characteristic of a beautiful face – and it makes a world of difference in the appearance of your lips and around your lips.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I expect?
Since its introduction in 2006, Juvederm® is now possibly the most popular all around dermal filler. In addition, Juvederm® has a remarkably smooth consistency which makes it an ideal filler for those with thinner or sensitive skins. The manufacturing process makes it an easy flow gel that most physicians prefer both for ease of treatment and comfort levels during injection. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC is a more highly cross-linked robust formulation for creating volume and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles. Your practitioner will evaluate your face from many angles – looking at your deep wrinkles and creases, as well as volume deficits seen with aging. It’s important to discuss what areas bother you so they can explain how the filler will work to correct that area. Sometimes, the filler needs to be injected above or below the area of concern to achieve the optimal result.
What areas of the face can be treated with Juvederm?
The most common areas are the lips and the vertical lines around the lips. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC having a larger particle size, and thus have a longer duration of action. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC typically lasts 9-12 months. The softness of the Juvederm family of products generally makes them excellent choices for treating nasolabial folds, deep marionette lines and the corners of the mouth. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC is for deeper lines and folds.
How does it work?
The Juvederm family of fillers are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that differ in concentration of HA and bonding between the HA molecules. The bonding and concentration gives the products different properties for injecting based on location and depth of the tissue. The Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC adds fullness for lip enhancement in adults over the age of 21.
Are you a good candidate for this procedure?
If the skin on your face appears to be thin and sunken, low levels of hyaluronic acid could be to blame. Your body is comprised of a number of cells, and this substance naturally exists in between them, giving your skin a firm, youthful appearance. As you age, the substance gradually decreases, slowly depleting your face of moisture and volume. Combined with other factors, this can cause an increase in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC can be injected into the cheek to restore their natural suppleness. A fine needle targets the area to boost their volume and beautifully contour the face. In a matter of minutes, your skin is restored to a firm, plump state. Your face will be more defined and instantly appear more youthful. There’s zero downtime, and you can immediately continue on with your day.
Is it painful?
Juvederm® injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. You may also ask your aesthetic healthcare provider about a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.
When will I see results?
You will see results immediately. One of the biggest advantages of dermal fillers is the brevity of treatment. In mere minutes, you’ll notice plumper skin, and you can walk out of TLC looking younger than you did on the way in. Following your first treatment, you’ll see beautiful results, but you may wish to schedule more, depending on your goals. The treatments that follow should be even shorter in duration and require less of the substance.
Is this a powerful treatment option?
Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC adds volume to the lip area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21.
Is this easier than surgery?
Unlike surgical procedures that require longer recovery times, Juvederm is an alternative with no downtime, allowing you to recover immediately with minimal discomfort or side effects.
How many treatments will you need?
Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC lasts up to 1 year. It’s important to note that the filler does not last that entire time and then immediately disappear. It slowly metabolizes over time. So patients often return in half that time for maintenance treatments.
How quickly will I recover?
Recovery time is typically not long. However, since everyone is different, it is best to discuss. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our office.
Are there any side effects?
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.