Juvederm Ultra XC is a versatile injectable dermal filler gel designed for filling in small, vertical lines around the lips, as well as deeper nasolabial folds. It can also be used for enhancing facial features, such as sculpting cheeks and chin, and adding volume to lips.
Juvederm Ultra XC consists of hyaluronic acid which is a substance found naturally within the skin. Juvederm Ultra XC helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin, thus supplementing body’s natural supply of this substance.
Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler FAQ:
Is Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler right for me?
Juvederm Ultra XC is safe, affordable and non-invasive. It is intended for a wide range of clients looking to correct laugh lines, small wrinkles and sculpt their cheekbones. For both men and women alike, with Juvederm Ultra XC you get immediate satisfaction with no downtime.
What areas can be treated with Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler?
Juvederm Ultra XC is a dermal filler that is specifically formulated to correct facial lines and creases. It also can be used as a volumizer. The most common uses include:
- Reducing the severity of laugh lines ( medical term: nasolabial folds)
- Lip enhancement
- Redefining lip border
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
- Nasal dorsum contour irregularities .
- Softening the appearance of jowls
- Wrinkle correction
- Diminishing crow’s feet, marionette lines at corners of the mouth (oral commissures), and smoker’s lines (vertical lip lines)
- Chin augmentation
- Filling cheek depressions
- Filling hollows under the eyes
- Creating a temporary eyebrow Lift
- Correcting facial depressions caused by fat loss
What is to expect during Juvederm Ultra XC Dermal Filler injection?
Dr. James Long, MD a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon, administers Juvederm Ultra XC Dermal Filler injections typically within 15-45 minutes depending on the number of syringes used. Once Dr. Long finishes the injection(s), the results can be seen immediately. Dr. Long will make you very comfortable and at ease during the dermal filler injection process so you have a wonderful experience.
Dr. James Long will initially make some skin marks with an eyeliner pencil to identify the landmarks of the injection. Then, by using an ultra-fine needle or a smooth-tipped cannula, the dermal filler is injected into the target area minimal pain or discomfort. Dr. Long will show you step by step of the process so you know what is being done. At the end, Dr. Long will massage the treatment area to avoid bumps, lips or any irregularities. In certain critical areas like cheek area underneath the eyes, Dr. Long will inject local anesthesia to maximize the prevention of bruising while making the procedure painless.
Unlike surgical options, Juvederm Ultra XC has minimal downtime, which means patients are free to resume their normal life the moment they walk out of the office.
The injections of Juvederm Ultra XC are reversible, if so desired, simply with the injection of a dissolving enzyme, the dermal filler can be removed.
How long will my results last with Juvederm Ultra XC Dermal Filler?
The duration of the dermal fillers varies depending on the type of dermal filler used and the patient. The movement of the area injected influences also the longevity of the fillers. Juvederm Ultra XC has been demonstrated to last up to 1 years.
What are the most common side effects of Juvederm Ultra XC Dermal filler?
Immediately following the injections, you may experience some mild redness, minor swelling, or bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms typically disappear within few days. Allergic reactions are extremely rare. Most patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the treatment.
What should I do before treatment with Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler?
Patient should refrain of any medications that make the blood “thin” (blood thinners) and therefore increase the risk of bruising with the injection process. Medications and supplements to avoid are aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, and other blood thinners for at least one (1) week before treatment. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be safely taken prior any injection since it doesn’t increase the risk of post injection bruising.
What should I do after treatment with Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler?
Patients are refrain from taking any medication or dietary supplement that can act as a blood thinner for 48 hours after injections. Patients should also refrain from doing exercise for at least 24 hours after injection (exercise increases temporarily the blood pressure, thus increasing the risks of bruising at the injection sites). Patents are also are recommended to ice the treated area with ice packs for at least 6 to 10 hours post treatment.
Why choose Dr. James Long, a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon for Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler injections?
Dr. James Long is a Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck breast, and body and cosmetic injections. He offers a premium experience to all of its cosmetic patients. His residency and fellowships training at prestigious institutions are strong credentials that give him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. James Long helps its customers look their best and achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing premium natural looking cosmetic plastic surgery
Why not go to an Obstetrician, Gynecologists, Primary Care Physician, Internist, Dentists and “cosmetologists” for Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler injections?
Practitioners like Obstetricians or Gynecologist and other doctors who are not formally residency-trained and Board Certified to perform Juvederm Ultra XC dermal filler injections have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.