JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC
Robustly restores volume and smooth lines and folds.
JUVÉDERM® is the number one selling dermal filler in the US. It is a hyaluronic acid filler, derived from a natural substance that is found in 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.
Juvederm can improve several areas, including:
Deep folds on the sides of the mouth - nasolabial folds
Lip borders, vertical lip lines and wrinkles
Corners of the mouth - drooping corners are uplilfted
Superficial forehead lines and crow's feet
Thinning lips - Lip Enhancement
What does it do?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC temporarily adds volume to the facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The Lidocaine inside the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
How is it used?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC is injected into areas of the facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and gives the appearance a smoother surface.
What will it accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS XC will help smooth wrinkles and folds. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing and the results last about 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 responses 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. One of the risks with using this product is unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious, and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin.
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA PLUS 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 water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of Lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin.