What is Juvederm XC?
Juvederm XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Juvederm is the latest dermal filler advance from Allergan Inc. Juvederm is a next generation smooth gel, non-animal dermal filler that offers a natural look and feel and results that last up to a year or longer. Juvederm dermal filler lasts long because it's the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and a special formulation process that flows easily into the skin, resulting in a smooth, natural look.
Juvederm XC is manufactured using Hylacross technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With Juvederm XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
What is a Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. Its job is to help provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, skin loses hyaluronic acid and, as it diminishes, skin loses volume, which increasing the chances of wrinkles and folds appearing.
Where does Juvederm XC work?
Everyone’s skin ages differently, so Juvederm XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
What are the possible side effects of Juvederm XC?
Juvederm XC injectable gel is generally well tolerated. Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature and their duration is short (seven days or less). The most common side effects include temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally biocompatible, which means allergy skin testing is not required prior to treatment.
We’ll tell you what to expect following treatment with the Juvederm injectable gel. You should ask us when makeup may be applied following your treatment.
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours after treatment:
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Extended exposure to sun or heat
- Strenuous exercise
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the area. Be sure to report any redness and/or visible swelling that lasts for more than a few days or any other symptoms that cause you concern.
Get started by consulting with Gaspar Rosario, board certified nurse practitioner.