Juvéderm™ & Juvéderm™ XC
Juvéderm™ XC is a new formulation of the effective dermal filler Juvéderm™. Quickly becoming one of the most popular injectable enhancement treatments available, Juvéderm™ XC is designed to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines, as well as add fullness and volume to areas of the face such as the lips and cheeks. The treatment can smooth out signs of age, as well as plump up the lips for a fuller, more sensual appearance. Juvéderm™ XC can also be effective for improving the appearance of hollowness in the cheeks.
Composed of a naturally-occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, Juvéderm™ XC does not require allergy testing. Juvéderm™ XC is an improvement on traditional Juvéderm™ in that it contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic. This makes it possible for our dermatologists to administer the treatment more comfortably, without having to use a nerve blocking agent that can have the effect of temporarily numbing surrounding facial areas.
Juvéderm™ XC is injected into areas targeted for rejuvenation with an ultra-fine needle. The entire procedure typically takes only 30 minutes or less to complete, and results are often immediately apparent. Although some mild bruising and swelling can be expected after treatment, these side effects should fade over the next few days and most patients can resume normal daily activities right after the procedure.
Results from Juvéderm™ XC typically last six to nine months or longer, and can be maintained with follow-up treatment.