If you’re like many, you may be concerned about having surgery to correct your facial lines and wrinkles, but you still desire a refreshed appearance. With use of JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, a growing number of patients are enjoying tighter skin and facial rejuvenation without undergoing surgery. Read on to learn more.
JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel that contains a small amount of lidocaine (local anesthetic) used to numb the area. The gel is then injected into facial area to smooth fine wrinkles and scars, especially around the nose and mouth, as well as to smooth lines on the hands and earlobes.
Injecting JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is an outpatient procedure and patients can return to their regular activities with no downtime.
JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is safe, but as with every procedure, there are some side effects. You may experience a bit of swelling after the treatment that can be alleviated by applying ice to the face for the first few days after the injection. Other side effects may include bruising, discoloration, redness, tenderness and itching.
Prior to treatment, your doctor will ask about your medical history to ensure that you are a candidate for JUVEDERM® Ultra XC. Patients who should not have the procedure are those with severe allergies related to a history of anaphylaxis or severe allergies to lidocaine.
Most patients need one initial treatment in order to smooth their wrinkles. To maintain the best results, you may elect to have touch-up or repeat injections periodically. Talk with your doctor about when this could be right for you.
The results last approximately 9 months to one year.
The injectable gel is indicated for adults over the age of 21.
To learn more about the positive results of JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, contact us for a consultation or call 631-473-7070.