JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is a modified hyaluronic acid gel with very little lidocaine to minimize discomfort during the injection. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC gel has proven itself to be the only reliable dermal filler on the market that can make lip augmentations last up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is an injectable gel often described as a “liquid facelift” that:
- Helps rejuvenate facial volume loss due to aging
- Improves facial contours, making your face look more symmetrical
- Promotes fullness within the lips
- Helps rejuvenate lines within the lips and in the skin surrounding the mouth area
- Bring back volume to lessen or eradicate nasolabial folds or marionette lines
- Reduce cheek depression by plumping them up
Who should try JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is recommended to anyone who wishes to bring back a more youthful appearance by making their lips look fuller and face more symmetrical. Our clinician’s will determine during your consultation if you are the right candidate depending on if you have any medical contraindications to this treatment.
What Happens During a Juvederm Ultra XC Treatment?
After a consultation with a clinician that will include your complete health history as well as an examination, the clinician will clean the injection sites with an alcohol swab; this step helps prevent infection. The “XC” in this product’s name refers to the filler’s 0.3% of lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic that helps lessen discomfort during the treatment. Your clinician may prepare your skin with a topical anesthetic and/or an ice pack to aid in the numbing of the injection sites before treatment.A micro-needle is inserted, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is injected through it, and then the clinician sculpts the JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC by hand to direct it into the correct areas, giving you the best possible results.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Results
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC’s effects are usually visible right away. However, the hyaluronic acid in JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC pulls moisture into the treatment area and boosts collagen production. This process takes little time, so patients often see more improvement in the days following treatment. JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC has been shown to be effective in clinical trials, where 88% to 90% of participants said their improvement was still going strong at 24 weeks. In fact, most patients do not need more injections for 9 to 12 months, which is why JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is a convenient, lower-cost option to rejuvenate your face.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC Recovery
Treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is an outpatient procedure. Nearly all patients are able to go right back to their daily activities after treatment. For 1 to 2 days following treatment, we recommend that patients stay away from exercise, heat, and direct sunlight. Swelling and mild discomfort can occur following treatment, but most patients are able to manage that.