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 ULTRA® XC, in particular, can improve the look of facial lines in the mid to lower face.
- What is JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC?
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Candidates
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Treatment
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Safety
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Side Effects
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Results
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Cost
What is JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC?
As one of the main fillers in the JUVÉDERM® family, JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC is 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 have a positive effect on the contours of certain facial features, including the lips and cheeks. In addition to its smooth, hyaluronic acid-based composition, the JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC formulation includes lidocaine, a local numbing agent utilized to increase comfort at the injection site. Much like the other fillers in the JUVÉDERM® collection, JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC is administered through strategic injections that can fill in hollow facial planes and smooth facial folds for natural-looking results.
Who is a Candidate for JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC?
JUVÉDERM ULTRA® 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 ULTRA® XC. Once you see our facial plastic surgeon, Ali Sepehr, MD, in person, he can help you determine whether JUVÉDERM ULTRA® 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 ULTRA® XC Treatment Performed?
During your appointment, Dr. Sepehr will examine your anatomic indicators and inject the JUVÉDERM ULTRA® 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.
Is JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Safe?
Since its FDA approval, JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC has been safely administered for many years and the treatment is considered a relatively predictable method of facial rejuvenation. As the filler is made from substances produced naturally in the body, there is generally no risk of an allergic reaction or animal-based disease transmission. However, as with all cosmetic treatments, the best way to maximize the safety of the procedure is to entrust your care with a board-certified plastic surgeon or a certified nurse injector. At the OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali Sepehr and our team of aesthetic professionals take every measure to achieve effective results while helping ensure your health, safety, and appearance.
Are There Any Side Effects From JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC?
Although there is typically no recovery time necessary after JUVÉDERM ULTRA® 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.
How Long Does JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Last?
Results from JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC can last up to one year, with follow-up treatments available to maintain the filler’s rejuvenative effects. On average, most patients enjoy the outcome of one JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC session for six to nine months. Factors that can affect the longevity of the results include where the solution is injected, the quality of your skin, and the degree of cross-linking hyaluronic acid in the filler. Due to the high viscosity of JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® products, the body tends to break down the solution more gradually than other injectable dermal fillers, allowing relatively long-lasting results.
How Much Does JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC Cost?
The cost of treatment with JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC depends on the amount of filler used to address your concerns. For example, fine lines typically require less product to achieve a patient’s desired look when compared to more extensive concerns; therefore, treating smoker’s lines may be less costly than smoothing deep creases or enhancing a larger area of the face. With that said, one syringe of JUVÉDERM® product generally costs between $550 and $700. Once your needs are assessed, a member of our team will be able to provide you with a personalized quote of treatment. At OC Facial Plastic Surgery, we accept most major payment methods, including financial plans through CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. These highly reputable plastic surgery financing companies offer approved patients a number of low- to no-interest payment plans to choose from, giving qualified candidates the opportunity to select the most ideal option for their budgetary needs. If you have any questions about the cost of JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC, please call our practice to speak to a member of our team.
To learn more about JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC, or to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, please contact our practice today.