JUVÉDERM® is a very popular collection of dermal fillers designed to add volume to facial features that exhibit signs of aging, such as sunken areas and deep facial creases. Composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occuring substance in the human body, JUVÉDERM® contains properties that can help the skin retain moisture and volume for state-of-the-art enhancement. Plus, treatment typically does not require an allergy test. With a number of JUVÉDERM® variations optimized to treat specific areas of concern, JUVÉDERM® XC, in particular, can improve the look of facial lines in the mid to lower face.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth-consistency injectable gel used to diminish pronounced wrinkles and facial creases, such as nasolabial folds (parentheses wrinkles), marionette lines, and smoker’s lines. This anti-aging treatment can also have a positive effect on the contours of certain facial features, including the under-eye hollows and cheeks. JUVÉDERM® XC is administered through strategic injections that can fill in hollow facial planes and smooth facial folds for natural-looking results. In addition to its hyaluronic acid-based composition, the JUVÉDERM® XC formulation includes lidocaine, a local numbing agent utilized to increase comfort at the injection site.
Who is a Candidate for JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC can volumize several facial regions prone to wrinkling and crease formation as a result of the natural aging process. This treatment is often most effective for individuals wishing to correct:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Wrinkling around the nose and mouth
If your concerns include horizontal brow creases or vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be an ideal treatment to undergo instead of, or in combination with, JUVÉDERM® XC. Once you see our facial plastic surgeon, Ali Sepehr, MD, in person, he can help you determine whether JUVÉDERM® XC is the most effective option to achieve the results you desire. Injections are typically administered in-office at our Newport Beach practice.
How is JUVÉDERM® XC Treatment Performed?
During your appointment, Dr. Sepehr will examine your anatomic indicators and inject the JUVÉDERM® XC solution into the areas targeted for treatment. Utilizing a very fine needle, he will meticulously administer the filler until the desired aesthetic is achieved. Upon patient request, he can numb the areas to be treated with a topical anesthetic in order to reduce discomfort from the injection. The procedure does not usually last longer than approximately 30 minutes.
What are the Results of JUVÉDERM® XC?
Although there is typically no recovery time necessary after JUVÉDERM® XC treatment, you will likely experience some redness and swelling around the injection sites. These side effects should clear up within a few days, but oral pain medications can help to manage any discomfort. Most patients return to their normal daily routines immediately after the procedure. Results from JUVÉDERM® XC can last up to one year, with follow-up treatments available to maintain the filler’s rejuvenative effects.
To learn more about JUVÉDERM® XC, or to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, please contact our practice today.