JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS®
Loose skin, wrinkles, and folds aren’t just caused by loose skin that requires tightening; it’s caused by facial volume loss, the reduction of youthful fat over time that leads to hollowed cheeks, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and a sagging jowl line. If this is a concern for you, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and similar fillers at Skin by Lovely in Portland, OR and Santa Monica, CA could be the solution you’re looking for.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC at Skin by Lovely
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to smooth out lines in your face and restore the youthful volume that can diminish over time. From the makers of Botox, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is just one of several Juvederm fillers that can be used to refresh and revitalize your appearance. The two main ingredients found in Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by your body. It is a type of sugar that can hydrate the skin since it holds water, and it creates a kind of natural cushion that pumps up volume wherever it is injected. Lidocaine, the second ingredient, is a mild local anesthetic. This helps reduce any discomfort when the gel is injected into the skin.
Causes of Facial Aging
The bottom line is that facial aging is caused by time. As we age, the body naturally slows production of collagen and elastin, the primary building blocks of youthful skin. This breakdown is different for everyone, but happens to us all eventually. However, it’s not the only reason for facial aging. Sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, drug use, illness, and some medications can also contribute to the breakdown of these youthful building blocks.
How Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Can Reverse the Signs of Facial Aging
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a thicker filler that helps restore moderate-to-severe volume loss in the face. The most notable areas of the face where Ultra Plus is used are in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, though it’s also used in the mid-face.
Nasolabial folds are the lines visible between the nose and the corners of the mouth. These folds are commonly known as laugh lines, and with age, they can begin to look more pronounced and deeper. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can help minimize these folds. Similarly, the filler can combat marionette lines or the lines that head vertically down from the corners of your mouth to the chin. Volume loss in the mid-face, or cheek area, can cause a hollowed out appearance. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can refill that area, plumping up the cheeks and gently lifting loose skin hanging below the jawline.
Looking for Juvederm Ultra Plus XC in Portland, Oregon?
Safe, natural-looking facial rejuvenation is our primary aim at Skin by Lovely. We want you to look like a younger, more rejuvenated version of yourself, not change your look. If you want to look younger and not “done,” then contact our Aesthetic Injection Specialists at Skin by Lovely in Portland.
Top Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Providers in Santa Monica, CA
In addition to providing safe, natural-looking aesthetic injectable treatments, our teams in both of our locations are among the best in the field. Our aesthetic medical practices are recognized in the top 1% of Botox and Juvederm clinics in the United States by Allergan. Our providers are also educators, teaching other aesthetic providers about proper injection techniques. If you want the best of the best providing you with a more youthful looking, the specialists at Skin by Lovely in Santa Monica are ready to serve you.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Q&A
Before any medical procedure, even an aesthetic treatment, most patients have a lot of questions. Below are the answers to some of the most common questions about Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. However, to understand fully how this filler can work for you, we recommend a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists.
Am I a Good Candidate for Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
If you are unhappy with facial aging and want to restore youthful volume for moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds, then you’re likely a good candidate for Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. The ideal candidate is in relatively good health and never had an allergic reaction to dermal fillers or any of the ingredients in Ultra Plus XC.
What Should I Expect During My Consultation?
To enjoy the benefits of Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, you’ll need to start with a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists. During this part of the process, your provider will go over your medical history and give you a full examination to determine if you can safely receive treatment. We will also discuss your expectations and establish a treatment plan to deliver the best possible results.
What Should I Expect During My Treatment?
Once we determine that Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the right solution for you, we can then schedule your first treatment. This will include instruction for you to follow prior to your treatment, such as avoiding blood thinners like alcohol and aspirin. When you come in during your treatment day, the Aesthetic Injection Specialist will prep the area using an alcohol wipe. A topical anesthetic may be used at this time, but isn’t always necessary as the filler contains lidocaine. Your provider will then make a series of strategic injections with a fine gauge needle while molding the filler with their fingers for best results.
Are Injections Painful? Will Anesthesia Be Used?
Each injection contains lidocaine, an injectable local anesthetic. However, some patients request a topical anesthetic and/or ice to numb the area. Most patients report only a small pinching sensation.
What is the Recovery Time with Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
There is little to no need for recovery time after a Juvederm Ultra Plus XC treatment. Although there could be a minor amount of discomfort immediately following the procedure, there is no need to stop living your daily life. You might want to avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, or high temperatures for about 24 hours after the treatment just to avoid any possible itching, redness, or breakdown of the filler before it fully sets.
When Will the Results Be Visible?
You will probably see some results from the treatment right away. Folds, lines, and wrinkles are eliminated, and increased volume and elasticity can be visible right away. Keep in mind that it can take two weeks for any minimal redness and swelling to completely dissipate. The results will improve from the time of the treatment until about three weeks later. You can expect them to last about a year, and then you can opt for additional injections to maintain your more youthful look. You might be happy to learn that subsequent treatments typically require less of the dermal filler, making any annual visits even quicker and simpler than the previous ones.
Whether you are in Portland, Oregon, or Santa Monica, California, you’ll have access to high-quality dermal filler services at Skin by Lovely. At both locations, you can try Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and reclaim a more youthful appearance. If you want to target fine lines, wrinkles, or a loss of facial volume, make an online appointment today with Skin by Lovely.