JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC®
The complexities of facial aging are more than just loose, sagging skin that requires tightening. Volume loss in the face is a complex component of facial aging. This volume loss around the nose and mouth are one of the first noticeable signs of facial aging. However, with the help of facial fillers like Juvederm Ultra XC of the Juvederm line of facial fillers, even mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth can be corrected to restore the youth that the ravages of time have stolen away.
Juvederm Ultra XC by Allergan, the Makers of Botox
A well-established and highly regarded dermal filler, Juvederm Ultra XC is designed to plump and add volume to the lips and smooth out other facial lines and creases such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and even depressed areas in the cheeks. Approved by the FDA, Juvederm Ultra XC is also sometimes used to reshape and sculpt facial contours for a more pleasing appearance.
Juvederm Ultra XC can:
- Help restore age-related facial volume loss
- Provide facial contouring for improved facial symmetry
- Restore plumpness and fullness to the lips
- Minimize fine lines in and around the lips
- Restore volume beneath the surface of the skin to minimize or eliminate nasolabial folds and marionette lines
- Fill in depressed areas in the cheeks
- Act as a “liquid facelift” by temporarily sculpting and reshaping facial contours
The Ideal Candidate for Juvederm Ultra XC
The ideal candidate for Juvederm Ultra XC is anyone over the age of 21 who would like to reverse the signs of aging who would like to improve the fullness and symmetry of their lips. As long as you are healthy and have no medical contraindications to treatment, as determined by an Aesthetic Injection Specialist during a consultation, then you are likely a good candidate for treatment.
What to Expect During a Juvederm Ultra XC Treatment
Following a consultation that includes a full health history and examination, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will prep your skin with alcohol to cleanse the injection site and prevent infection. The “XC” in Juvederm Ultra XC denotes the 0.3 percent of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, that is included in the filler. This helps minimize discomfort during the injection process; however, your provider may also provide a topical anesthetic and/or ice to help numb the area prior to treatment. Treatment is administered using a very fine needle into the area of concern. Your provider will then use their hands to sculpt the filler into the right areas and shape to ensure the best results.
Juvederm Ultra XC Results
The effects of Juvederm Ultra XC injections are usually noticeable immediately. The specially designed hyaluronic acid formulation draws moisture to the treatment area while stimulating increased collagen production. As a result, many patients experience even more improvements as time passes. In clinical trials, 88 to 90 percent of participants reported that their improvement had been maintained at 24 weeks. Most people do not require additional injections for nine to 12 months, making Juvederm Ultra XC a convenient and affordable option for facial rejuvenation.
Juvederm Ultra XC Recovery
Juvederm Ultra XC injections are administered on an outpatient basis. The vast majority of those who undergo the procedure at Skin By Lovely are able to resume their usual activities immediately with just a few exceptions; we recommend that patients avoid high temperatures, direct sunlight, and exercise for 1-2 days following treatment. Minor discomfort and swelling may occur after treatment, but it’s minimal and manageable for most patients.
Potential Complications From Juvederm Ultra XC
In clinical trials, 80 to 90 percent of participants experienced mild side effects such as redness, firmness, mild pain, lumps, and swelling near the treatment area. Around 60 percent experienced mild bruising while another 35 percent reported discoloration and itching. All of the reported symptoms generally subsided within just seven days. It should also be noted that people who are allergic to lidocaine or other ingredients in Juvederm Ultra XC should not receive treatment.
Juvederm Ultra XC in Santa Monica, CA
A renowned facial aesthetic practice in Santa Monica, CA, Skin By Lovely is one of the busiest providers of injectable dermal fillers in the U.S. As a result, we have been recognized by Allergan, the makers of Juvederm and Botox, as one of the top 1% of injectables practices in the nation.
Juvederm Ultra XC in Portland, OR
If you live in the Portland area and are interested in Juvederm Ultra XC, look no further than Skin By Lovely. We are considered one of the best providers of injectable dermal fillers in the Pacific Northwest due to our natural-looking results, highly trained Aesthetic Injection Specialists, and high-quality care and customer service.
Juvederm Ultra XC Q&A
Before undergoing any type of procedure, it is always best to do as much research as you can. In the interest of informing our potential patients as fully as possible, Skin By Lovely has compiled a list of the most common questions that people ask about Juvederm Ultra XC. Chances are that if you have any questions about the procedure, they are answered below. However, in order to get the most accurate and thorough information about Juvederm Ultra XC for your needs as a patient, it’s recommended that you schedule a consultation with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists.
What Is Juvederm Ultra XC?
Juvederm Ultra XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler featuring a proprietary hyaluronic acid formulation. The manufacturer, Allergan, utilizes its unique Hylacross technology to produce a filler that is smoother and more malleable. The advanced manufacturing process behind this technology relies on a bacterial fermentation process that produces a stable, well-blended formula. At 24 milligrams per milliliters, this product also contains the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid out there, which allows it to degrade more slowly.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Juvederm Ultra XC?
This popular dermal filler is suitable for any adult who wants fuller, more youthful, symmetrical lips. It is also ideal for patients who are unhappy about mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles in the perioral area. For instance, if you have marionette lines that extend from the corners of your mouth to your jaw, or nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth, Juvederm Ultra XC may be right for you. This product may also be used to sculpt facial contours and fill out depressed areas in the cheeks.
Where Are Juvederm Ultra XC Injections Administered?
Juvederm Ultra XC injections are administered right in our facial aesthetics practices in Santa Monica, CA and Portland, OR. Your initial consultation, treatment, and follow-up appointments will all take place in our convenient, accommodating locations.
Why Undergo Juvederm Ultra XC Treatments at Skin By Lovely?
At Skin By Lovely, we understand that you have options when it comes to facial aesthetic treatments. If you are in the Santa Monica or Portland areas, however, you can’t do better than Skin By Lovely for injectable dermal fillers like Juvederm and wrinkle relaxers like Botox. We provide more injections per year at each of our two locations than any other aesthetic practice in the country. This is because we are true injectable specialists. We aren’t your typical one-stop-shop medical spas offering everything from facials to laser skin resurfacing; we are focused on facial rejuvenation with aesthetic injectables, making us some of the most experienced Aesthetic Injection Specialists in the nation. Thanks to the skill and experience of our team along with the proven effectiveness of Juvederm Ultra XC, you can expect a more youthful appearance that is both beautiful and natural-looking.
How Are Juvederm Ultra XC Injections Administered?
It helps to know what to expect before undergoing treatment with Juvederm Ultra XC. Your provider will prepare and clean the treatment area. Based on what you discussed during your initial consultation, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will administer a series of injections with a very fine needle and mold the filler for best results.
How Long Does the Typical Juvederm Ultra XC Treatment Take?
Depending on what your primary area of concern is and other factors, you can expect your treatment to take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. Follow-up treatments are usually shorter.
How Long Will It Take to Notice Improvements From Juvederm Ultra XC?
You should see a noticeable improvement before you leave Skin by Lovely. However, the full extent of the improvement will appear over a few weeks as this special formulation prompts the increased production of collagen, which further plumps and fills out the skin and lips. Therefore, you can expect to see continued improvement for some time following the initial procedure.
Are Juvederm Ultra XC Injections Painful?
Like many people, you may feel nervous about needles. However, there is no need to worry as injections are made using an ultra-fine needle that typically causes only very mild, very temporary discomfort. For most people, the only discomfort is just the pinching feeling that occurs right when the needle goes in. Mild discomfort may linger for a short period of time, and it can usually be managed with arnica, ice, and over-the-counter acetaminophen.
Is Any Anesthesia Used During the Juvederm Ultra XC Procedure?
Juvederm Ultra XC contains a small amount of the local anesthesia lidocaine. The addition of 0.3 percent of lidocaine provides just the right amount of numbness to counteract any mild discomfort that may occur. The anesthesia goes to work as soon as the needle goes in, and most people report that any discomfort that they experience is extremely mild and temporary. Additionally, your Aesthetic Injection Specialist may also use a topical numbing cream and/or ice to minimize discomfort and swelling during treatment.
What Can I Expect While Recovering From a Juvederm Ultra XC Treatment?
Some mild swelling and bruising may occur, but can be prevented and treated using arnica and by following our pre- and post-treatment instructions. These include, but are not limited to, avoiding alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before and after treatment, refraining from exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures, and skipping your workout for a day or two. Additionally, over-the-counter acetaminophen is fine to take, but NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories) like aspirin and ibuprofen should be avoided as they increase the chances of bleeding and bruising.
When Can I Return to Work?
You shouldn’t have to take any time off of work at all for your Juvederm Ultra XC treatment. In fact, you could even come in for a treatment and head right back to work. Just follow our post-care instructions and be sure to return to your follow-up a few weeks after treatment to ensure your results are progressing as expected.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Juvederm Ultra XC?
All medical treatments and prescriptions carry some risk, and no treatment is suitable for all patients. Risks and serious side-effects associated with Juvederm Ultra XC can be prevented by seeing our medically-licensed Aesthetic Injection Specialists at Skin by Lovely and providing us with a full medical history and list of medications and supplements. Our providers will review this information and perform an examination to determine if you can safely receive Juvederm Ultra XC.
Is Juvederm Ultra XC Affordable?
With results that can last anywhere from nine months to a year, Juvederm Ultra XC is among the most affordable dermal fillers on the market today. Most people only need one or two treatments per year, making the initial cost a solid investment.
What Are My Payment Options When Undergoing Juvederm Ultra XC Treatments at Skin By Lovely?
Both of our facial aesthetics practices accept cash, credit, and Paypal as payment for all treatments and products provided at Skin by Lovely.
Life is short, so why spend it feeling unhappy about the appearance of your face or lips? Safe, effective treatment with Juvederm Ultra XC will instantly strip several years off your appearance. Fast and easy, this procedure is one that truly changes lives. With locations in Portland and Santa Monica, Skin By Lovely is here to assist you with all of your dermal filler injection needs. If you are ready to eliminate deep lines and wrinkles around your mouth, sunken cheeks, thin lips, wrinkles on your lips, or other issues, it’s time to try Juvederm Ultra XC. Schedule an appointment online at Skin By Lovely in Portland or Santa Monica today.