What is Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC?
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is a dermal filler that is used to smooth out moderate to severe wrinkles and lines on the face. It is a hyaluronic acid-based gel that is injected into the skin to add volume and restore a more youthful appearance. The “XC” in the product name indicates that it contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to help minimize discomfort during the injection process.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is typically used to treat deep wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (the lines that run from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline). It can also be used to add volume to the lips, creating a fuller and more defined look.
The length of the Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC procedure can vary depending on the area being treated and the individual's specific needs. However, in general, the injection process usually takes around 15-30 minutes.
Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure, although it is generally recommended that they avoid exposure to excessive heat or sunlight for the first 24-48 hours.
Depending on the specific treatment area, patients may notice a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds, as well as an overall improvement in skin texture and volume.
Benefits of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC
Who Qualifies for Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC?
The ideal candidate for Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is someone who is over the age of 18 and in generally good health, and has moderate to severe wrinkles, lines, or folds on the face, particularly in areas such as the nasolabial folds or marionette lines. They may have lost volume in their face, leading to a sunken or hollow appearance, and are looking for a non-surgical, minimally invasive treatment option. They also have realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment.
However, there are some individuals who may not be good candidates for the procedure. For example, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid this treatment, as should individuals with a history of severe allergies or anaphylaxis. Additionally, those with bleeding disorders or who are taking blood thinners may need to avoid the treatment or adjust their medication regimen beforehand.
What to Expect?
Before receiving the treatment, you can expect to have a consultation with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss your goals and determine if it is the right option for you.
Your healthcare provider may advise you to avoid certain medications or supplements prior to treatment to minimize the risk of bleeding or bruising. They may also provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your treatment.
During the treatment, your healthcare provider may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area to reduce discomfort. The Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC gel will then be injected into the treatment area using a fine needle, which typically takes only a few minutes.
After the treatment, your healthcare provider will give you specific instructions on how to care for the treatment area, including how to manage any swelling or bruising that may occur. You may be advised to avoid certain activities or products for a period of time after your treatment.
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