Looking to achieve the perfect pout? Look no further than JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC!
What Does JUVÉDERM® ultra Treat?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable hyaluronic acid fillers are injected into the lips and perioral area to plump, shape and fill the lips. JUVÉDERM® injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is specifically designed for lip augmentations, to help you achieve your desired pout, while still maintaining a natural and beautiful looking result. Whether you would like to define the lip border, restore evenness or add volume, our expert team at Silk is here to help!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Exactly Is JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over 21.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a family of Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are safe and effective surgical alternatives to smoothing facial wrinkles and folds. According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, these types of fillers are the fastest growing nonsurgical aesthetic procedure in the United States. But all dermal fillers are not the same!
If you’re interested in being treated with this non-surgical treatment option, it is important to understand that not all dermal fillers are the same! There are many benefits when choosing JUVÉDERM® injectable gels.
JUVÉDERM® is a “next-generation,” non-animal dermal filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally present and produced substance in the body, which plays an essential role in hydrating the skin and restoring natural volume. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, no allergy skin tests are necessary prior to receiving treatment.
Utilizing advanced technology, you can expect long-lasting results with JUVÉDERM®. Because of the unique manufacturing process, JUVÉDERM® contains the highest concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid of any currently available hyaluronic acid dermal filler on the market, providing patients with extended results. This process also creates a smoother gel that flows consistently and easily into the skin to create a natural look and feel that mirrors the natural volume of skin tissue. Currently, JUVÉDERM® is the only filler on the market that possesses this gel consistency formulation. As of now, all other existing hyaluronic acid fillers are made of gels that have a more granular consistency, affecting the way it is injected and the results.
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective in persons of color.
JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment method that can be done in as little as 10 minutes, are minimally invasive, does not require an allergy skin test, and requires minimal downtime or recovery post-treatment.
Because JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is available in two formulations, treatment can be personalized to address each patients’ unique needs. JUVÉDERM® Ultra can be used for contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds, whereas JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus, a more robust formula, can be used for volumizing and restoring deeper wrinkles and folds. This allows your provider to tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.
How Does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Work?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC works as nonsurgical lip enhancement treatment, to fill, plump and define the shape of the lips. The injectable gels are made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is injected into the lips skin using a fine needle to augment or fill the lips, to slowly add volume.
JUVÉDERM® is a “next-generation,” non-animal dermal filler. It is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally present and produced substance in the body, which plays an essential role in hydrating the skin and restoring natural volume. As Hyaluronic acid production decreases with age, wrinkles and folds continue to appear and deepen over time. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel helps to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin and smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
Because treatment with dermal fillers is non-surgical and minimally invasive, the treatment requires minimal recovery and downtime. The simple, safe and easy nature of the treatment allows for a quick visit to the office in between errands, after the gym, on the way home, or while the kids are at school. There is no downtime or recovery time required and you can return to your daily routine immediately.
Prior to treatment: Some physicians may recommend avoiding medications such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS), for at least a week prior to treatment in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to treatment for their recommendation.
Personalized treatment: Your healthcare professional will discuss your goals to better understand your desired look and better tailor treatment to your unique needs.
Before the procedure: Although anesthesia is not required, your healthcare professional may use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the treatment area first.
During Treatment: Your healthcare professional will ease the JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Injectable Gel into the lips and around the edges to achieve your desired look. They will also gently massage the area to ensure the gel is evenly distributed, and to avoid swelling. The procedure is quick and easy. The injection itself usually takes only about 15 minutes.
Does It Hurt?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable gels labeled with “XC” contain pain-reducing lidocaine to help manage pain or discomfort during the injection. You may also ask your Silk treatment provider about a topical numbing cream or ice to help further minimize discomfort.
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
With JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, there is minimal recovery or downtime after the procedure.
For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. After the treatment, some temporary injection-related reactions may occur, including redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Your healthcare professional will tell you when makeup may be applied after your treatment.
When Will I See Results?
Immediately! You will notice an instant improvement of the treatment area as soon as your provider is done. Typically, patients only require one treatment to smooth wrinkles and achieve optimal results that can last up to 6 months. Results are temporary and may vary, so consult with your treatment provider to create the right treatment plan to help you achieve your desired look. Additional treatments may be required for “touch up” to help maintain results.