What is Juvéderm® XC?
Juvéderm® XC injectable gel is a "next-generation" smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds - the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
How is Juvéderm® XC different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Juvéderm® XC is a "next generation" hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin such as perioral lines and nasolabial folds (lines around your mouth and nose). Juvéderm™ restores your skin's volume for a smooth, natural look and feel. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area). This allows the two vertical lines between the brows, often referred to as the "11s," to temporarily diminish for a smoother appearance.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
How is the Juvéderm® XC treatment performed?
Dr. Michele Finley eases Juvéderm® XC into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds). Juvéderm® XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
What are the benefits?
Juvéderm® XC injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about six months.
Do the injections hurt?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Juvéderm® XC's smooth consistency gel allows Dr. Michele Finley to administer it easily and smoothly. And, Juvéderm® XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Dr. Finley may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
How long does the treatment take?
The injection process takes only about 15 minutes. You'll also need to allow time to consult with Dr. Finley prior to treatment.
How long does Juvéderm® XC last?
Juvéderm® XC's unique formulation provides results that last up to 6 months or longer and touch-up injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results.
What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm® XC?
Most side effects are mild in nature and last a short time. The most common side effects are temporary injections site redness or swelling.
How do I get started with Juvéderm® XC?
To find out more about Juvéderm® XC and to discuss your individual requirements with Dr. Michele Finley, please contact us.