What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm XC is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to lat up to 1 year after initial treatment. Juvéderm XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to istantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your "smile lines" or "praentheses" (nasolabial folds) --the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth Juvéderm XC comes in two formulations---Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC
What is Juvéderm XC indicated for?
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses)
Why does Juvéderm XC come in two formulations?
Juvéderm XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment to your unique need. Juvéderm Ultra XC provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.
How is Juvéderm XC injectable gek used in treatment?
Your healthcare provider eases Juvéderm XC injectable gel into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as "smile lines." or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) and "marionette lines" (oral commissures). Juvéderm XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface
Is treatment with Juvéderm XC injectable gel painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm XC allows your healthcare provider to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvéderm XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Additionally, Juvéderm XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. Your healthcare provider may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm XC injectable gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and thier duration is short lasting (7 days or lesss). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as reness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures thre is a risk of infection.