JUVÉDERM XC™ is a dermal filler from Allergan Inc that is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM XC™ is a "next generation" smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler offering a natural look and feel now formulated with Lidocaine to to minimize discomfort of the injection. JUVÉDERM XC™ flows easily into the skin creating smooth, natural corrections to facial wrinkles and folds.
JUVÉDERM XC™ is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Occurring naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid is a natural, complex sugar found in all living organisms and creates volume and elasticity in the skin.
JUVÉDERM XC™ adds volume to facial wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds (the folds running from the sides of the bottom of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth), marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the bottom of the chin), the fine lines that develop with age, or as a result of smoking, around the lips, and in the lips to add volume to lips that are genetically small or just losing their volume as a result of natural aging.
For 20 years, Hyaluronic Acid has been used safely and effectively to treat multiple medical conditions including those associated with the eye and the knee. Hyaluronic Acid has proven itself now to be a major advancement in esthetics field, offering clients a solution to help treat the obvious signs of aging while improving the appearance and self esteem of millions.
The common concern with using JUVÉDERM XC™ for lip enhancement is that they will be overdone. The goal is to restore the youthful look of your lips without anyone knowing. We at Medspa1064 do not create "duck lips". Each treatment is individualized to match the patients face, features, goals and to create a positive aesthetic balance.
Before And After Photos
Lips and Naso- Labial Folds
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 Physician to tailor treatment to your unique needs. JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, it is especially useful in the lips for that natural pouty and youthful look. 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 filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. It also works to create a smooth and consistent 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 vermilion border. We use JUVÉDERM® XC primarily to soften fine lines, 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 esthetic 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.
How many syringes will I need?
We start with one syringe but tailor each treatment to each individuals unique needs, just as no two individuals are the same, no treatment is the same. The art of Esthetic Medicine requires different treatment based on each individual, their goals and their age. Your treatment at 40 will not be the same as at the age of 50. This will be discussed during your consultation. Our goal is to make you look younger not like someone else.
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. With regular maintenance treatments you can increase the time between those treatments.
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 possible bruising at the injection site. We strongly recommend our patients to eat pineapple the night before and the morning of the treatment to diminish possible bruising.
Is there any post treatment required?
Please refrain from aerobic exercise for 24 hours and not plan any important social or work functions for a few days after the treatment. There might be redness, swelling and minor bruising at the injection sites. In addition your lips will be slightly swollen that evening before settling into a youthful and full look the days after.
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 own natural look. Our goal is to make sure everyone notices how rejuvenated you are, without anyone knowing you've had a treatment.