JUVEDERM XC Treatments
JUVÉDERM® XC is much different than Botox in that it fills the wrinkle or crease rather than relaxing the muscle. Because JUVÉDERM® XC is a dermal filler, rather than a muscle relaxant like Botox, it can be used to provide volume and definition to the borders of the mouth and lips. JUVÉDERM® XC is FDA approved for the treatment of lines and creases, and is a safe, effective option to smooth out the natural lines of the face.
JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth consistency, gel made of hyaluronic acid-a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. It works so well because of its ability to absorb 1,000 times its weight in water. JUVÉDERM® XC easily fills in wrinkles, folds and creases in the skin while also plumping the lips because of its unique ability to absorb so much water. Today it is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment.
How JUVEDERM® Works
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). As you age, sunlight and environmental toxins can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds - like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC fills in creases and folds therefore decreasing the wrinkle lines.
Where Does It Work?
Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines to lip volume, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
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Individual results may vary.
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Why JUVÉDERM® XC
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to one year with one treatment (did we just say a year?). That’s right, up to a year.
It's smooth and more comfortable
Not all HA dermal fillers are created equal. Only JUVÉDERM® XC is so smooth. Other hyaluronic acid fillers currently on the market are made of granular consistency gels, but our unique manufacturing process (HYLACROSS™) creates a smooth-consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel?so everyone will notice (but no one will know)!
It's safe and effective for different skin types
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® XC showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
One size doesn't fit all when it comes to wrinkle treatment. A customized treatment plan is important for achieving the best results. That's why JUVÉDERM® XC is available in two formulations; JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra Plus, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and facial wrinkles. This allows our Medical Director/Injection Specialist to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs.
Using a dermal filler like JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
What to Expect - JUVEDERM
- You’ll be lying on one of Ambrosia’s extra wide, heated reclining medical beds
- No anesthesia is required.
- JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is now formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic used to improve the comfort of treatment.
- Ambrosia’s Advanced Nurse Practitioner makes injections containing small amounts of JUVÉDERM® XC directly into the areas needing added volume.
- You may have a few red spots for about an hour.
- As soon as the treatment is finished, you can reapply make up and get on with your day.
- Minimal recovery or downtime… and instant results!
So you can make an appointment to stop by our med spa for treatment on the way home from work or the gym, or even while the kids are at soccer practice- and get right back to your daily routine.
Frequently Asked Questions About JUVÉDERM® XC
Why does JUVÉDERM® XC come in two formulations?
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow our Medical Director/Injection Specialist to tailor treatment to your unique needs. JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.
What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. Allergan's unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. JUVÉDERM® XC is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
What is the difference between Radiesse® and JUVÉDERM® XC?
They are both very similar in that they are made from synthetic material your body already produces. Both are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, oral commissures, and vermillion border. We use JUVÉDERM® XC primarily to enhance the fullness of your lips, chin areas and Radiesse® to correct severe volume loss and structure.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM®XC ?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® XC showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
What does it cost?
First it is important to understand that JUVÉDERM® XC is administered in syringes. The number of syringes varies from client to client depending on age, depth of wrinkles and the client's goal. Typically two or three is plenty. Syringes are $525 for Ultra and $550 for Ultra Plus. Roughly $1.50 to $3.00 per day depending on which area of your face you have treated.
How many syringes will I need?
We achieve our best results with multiple syringes. Full correction is not possible when using just one syringe on multiple facial areas. Typically one syringe per on one facial area. The results will not only look better but will also last longer, making patients happier with the treatment and more likely to return to your practice.
Does it go away completely?
Yes, if you stop getting the injections the material is degraded by the body, leaving no traces of the dermal filler in the body.
Is there any pre-treatment required?
Try to avoid any products containing aspirin, Ibuprofen, NSAID, St. John's Wort or high doses of Vitamin E or fish oils for 3-5 days prior to treatment to help decrease bruising and bleeding at the injection site. No alcohol the night before is also preferred.
Is there any post treatment required?
You will need to leave the area alone for 6 hours after treatment and refrain from aerobic exercise for 24 hours. There might be redness, swelling and minor bruising at the injection sites.
Will anyone know?
We've all seen the actresses and actors who take it too far and end up with gigantic lips and unnatural looking facial structures. Our goal is to make you look younger and more relaxed while maintaining your natural look. Our goal is to make sure everyone notices how rejuvenated you are, without anyone knowing you've had a treatment.
Additional JUVEDERM Resources
Juvederm.com - Learn more about the individual treatment areas