What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is a safe and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel works to add volume and hydration by restoring Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body, into treatment areas. Results are immediate and last up to a year or more with minimal recovery or downtime.
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is available in two formulations- JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC for versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.
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What areas can be treated with JUVÉDERM® XC ?
JUVÉDERM® XC can be used for multiple areas:
- Parentheses Lines
- Vertical Lip Lines
- Corner Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Lip Augmentation
What can I expect during the procedure?
JUVÉDERM® XC is infused with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, so you'll be comfortable during treatment. Dr. Reichel has vast experience with injectable fillers: "I love to use JUVÉDERM® XC to improve the dark circles under the eyes. The consistency of this hyaluronic acid filler is perfect for smoothing out the shadows that make you look tired and older. JUVÉDERM® XC is also great for plumping and shaping lips."
Patient safety and comfort are important at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center. As one of the top dermatology clinics in Seattle performing JUVÉDERM® XC, we continue to have only our physicians do the injections. As our patient, you will be taken care of directly by one of the doctors from your consultation to the actual treatment.
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How long does JUVÉDERM® XC last?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the first and only FDA-approved HA filler that offers smooth and natural-looking results that last up to 1 year with 1 treatment when you treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as parentheses lines, vertical lip lines, corner lines, and marionette lines that appear around your nose and mouth. Most patients achieved desired correction at initial treatment.
What Is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?
VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only FDA-approved filler to instantly add volume to the cheek area in people over the age of 21. As you age, you start to lose hyaluronic acid (HA), which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. VOLUMA™ XC helps restore lost volume and give your face a more youthful look.
What should I know about JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC?
- Gives a subtle lift
- Helps restore contour for up to 2 years
- Look up to 5 years younger
- Contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar
What makes VOLUMA™ XC different?
VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only FDA approved product to correct age-related volume loss in the mid-face. It was specifically developed to restore lost facial volume in the cheeks, cheekbones, and chin. While wrinkle fillers offer excellent results when applied to fine lines and wrinkles, VOLUMA™ XC is better suited to treat larger-scale facial volume loss.
During the procedure?
One of our experts at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center will have an in-depth consultation with you to understand your needs and what facial features you would like to enhance. They will explain all the options to make sure that your treatment totally satisfies your expectations.
VOLUMA™ XC will be injected by one of our experts at Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center who will determine the proper amount and location for the injections. Discomfort is minimal and treatment time is less than 30 minutes. Patients are able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.
Will the procedure hurt?
The XC in VOLUMA™ XC means there is a small amount of lidocaine which helps to numb the area during the treatment process for a more comfortable experience. Side effects are moderate and generally last 2 to 4 weeks. Common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching.
WHAT IS JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is the latest advancement in the JUVÉDERM family of facial fillers, developed specifically for your lips. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a soft, smooth injectable gel that adds subtle volume to the lips and defines the lip border by softening the appearance of perioral lines. Natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that give skin structure and fullness gradually decrease as we age and our lips are not immune. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC uses VYCROSS® technology to smooth fine lines surrounding lips and restore fullness. Because it has a lower hyaluronic acid concentration than other injectables, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is less likely to absorb water resulting in reduced swelling and more natural-looking results. It is also the only lip filler clinically proven to last up to 12 months in the lips with a single treatment.
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WHAT CAN JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC ACHIEVE?
- Smooth the fine, vertical lines around the lips indicative of aging (or smoking), known as perioral lines
- Create more positive contours for a downturned mouth
- Define the natural lip by accentuating the vermillion border (outline of the lips)
- Treat marionette lines (from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
- Enhance “Cupid’s bow” (the dip in the upper lip)
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a softer, smoother gel that makes for an easy injection and it is infused with lidocaine, a common anesthetic, so you'll be particularly comfortable during treatment.
Treatment typically takes 10-20 minutes and results are immediate, although some swelling will subside and your lasting results will be more apparent after several days. Our physician will mark the injection points and use an ultra-fine needle to administer the gel. After the injections, you may experience slight swelling, redness, or bruising, but you are free to resume everyday activities right away.
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HOW LONG DOES JUVÉDERM® XC LAST?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC offers smooth and natural-looking results that last up to one year with just one treatment. Most patients achieved desired correction at initial treatment.