JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC®
Aging affects everyone differently, but wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin are common for all of us. When you experience volume loss across your face, you may notice deeper wrinkles, grooves between your nose and mouth, and even sunken cheeks. With a comprehensive collection of fillers, Juvederm can correct moderate lines and wrinkles, and even plump your lips and cheeks. In particular, Juvederm Ultra XC is a popular option to give you back your confidence and your lovely, youthful look.
Juvederm Ultra XC in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, at Skin By Lovely
With so many practices offering injectables in Los Angeles, why should you choose Skin by Lovely? For starters, Allergan, the maker of Juvederm and BOTOX, has ranked us as the #1 Botox provider in Santa Monica and one of the Top 10 providers in the United States! While other Los Angeles aesthetics practices offer everything from BOTOX to body contouring, we inject all day, every day. In just two weeks, we inject more than most of the top plastic surgeons and dermatologists in one year! Did we mention we are also Allergan Certified Trainers? We travel across North America to teach physicians and nurses how to properly administer Botox and Juvederm. In fact, we’re so passionate about education, we opened Injection U, an aesthetic injection training and certification program.
Juvederm Ultra XC in Portland and Lake Oswego, OR, at Skin By Lovely
At Skin By Lovely in Portland and Lake Oswego, we provide premier facial rejuvenation services, and we have the industry accolades and five star reviews to prove it. There is no better place in the Pacific Northwest to receive your treatments, as we are the #1 BOTOX provider in the entire state of Oregon. You will quickly discover our emphasis on thoughtful, compassionate care and cutting-edge treatments, with a focus on natural-looking results. Our Aesthetic Injection Specialists are highly trained nurses and physician assistants, led by Lovely Laban, GNP-C, ensuring the highest quality treatment and results anywhere in Portland and the surrounding area.
Juvederm Ultra XC Overview & Uses
Juvederm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, a gel-like substance which immediately plumps up your tissues. Its molecules increase moisture and volume to the area in only a few weeks, with some immediately noticeable results. This treatment excels at adding volume to your lips and smoothing out mild to moderate lines and wrinkles on your face. In particular, it helps correct hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds between your nose and mouth, and marionette lines between your mouth and chin. By improving your facial contours, you can look younger without surgery.
What to Expect From Your Filler Treatment at Skin By Lovely
Each new patient will go through a comprehensive consultation process prior to any treatment with aesthetic injectables. Follow-up appointments and touch-up treatments are also recommended.
Your Dermal Filler Consultation
Your treatment will begin with a thorough consultation. While we need to ensure you are a good candidate for Juvederm Ultra XC, we also want to know your concerns and goals. During your appointment with one of our Aesthetic Injection Specialists, we’ll be able to address these and provide the best treatment plan. Above all, we want you to be well-informed of your choices and comfortable with us and our aesthetics practice.
Your Dermal Filler Treatment
After thoroughly cleansing the treatment area, your provider will administer the filler. Because Juvederm Ultra XC includes 0.3% lidocaine, a numbing agent, we should not need to use any topical or local anesthetic before the injections. However, some people prefer an extra numbing medication or ice application prior to treatment for extra comfort. We use a very tiny needle, which provides the greatest precision, as we inject the filler. The entire treatment should take only 30-45 minutes.
Downtime, Results, and Follow-Up Appointments
You may notice some immediate effects from the Juvederm Ultra XC. However, results will continue to emerge with best results visible after a few weeks. Most people can wait nine to twelve months between treatments, making this an unobtrusive procedure for even the busiest patients.
At Skin By Lovely, we provide Juvederm Ultra XC injections as outpatient procedures. You’ll be free to return to your usual activities as long as you avoid direct sunlight, high temperatures, and moderate-to-vigorous exercise for the first couple of days. Most people experience little to no side effects. Your Aesthetic Injection Specialist will give you post-treatment instructions; it’s important to follow these for best results.
Juvederm Ultra XC FAQs
We recommend asking an Aesthetic Injection Specialist any questions during your consultation. In the meantime, here are some answers to common questions about Juvederm Ultra.
Is this filler safe? Does it carry FDA approval?
Juvederm Ultra XC, approved by the FDA in 2010, is very safe, frequently used, and minimally invasive. While every injectable treatment comes with certain risks, you can usually prevent or minimize side effects by carefully following all aftercare instructions. In addition, giving us your full medical history will help us determine whether Juvederm Ultra XC is the best and safest option for you.
Who is a good candidate for treatment? Who should not receive this procedure?
Juvederm Ultra XC is appropriate for adults who are 18 years of age or older who want fuller lips or more volume in the mid to lower portions of the face. It is also useful for filling in nasolabial folds and marionette lines. You may not be a good candidate if you have a history of scarring or hyperpigmentation, if you have a skin injury near the injection site, or if you are taking certain medications that could decrease your body’s immune response or cause bleeding.
How can I save on my Juvederm treatments?
Patients who sign up for Brilliant Distinctions, Allergan’s free rewards program, enjoy instant savings, rebates, and points to use toward treatments and products. The program offers benefits for all Allergan treatments and products, including BOTOX, Juvederm, and SkinMedica.
Where can I learn more?
For a more accurate assessment of whether Juvederm Ultra XC is right for you, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Aesthetic Injection Specialists. In addition, you can find plenty of helpful information on Allergan’s official website for the Juvederm family of dermal fillers.
Book a Consultation at Skin By Lovely
Are you ready to rediscover your natural beauty and bring back a more youthful look? Contact us at Skin By Lovely today to learn more about what we offer. We encourage you to request an appointment in one of our three convenient locations in Santa Monica, Portland, or Lake Oswego. We look forward to helping you look and feel lovelier than ever!