Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, but the effects of this newer, gel-based product last up to a year with a single injection.
The human body naturally produces hyaluronic acid and uses it to sustain skin elasticity, hydration and support. However, the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid depletes with age. Juvéderm is a great way to help supplement the loss of hyaluronic acid for supple and wrinkle-free skin.
Juvéderm is different in its material make-up as well. It’s manufactured using HYLACROSS™, which creates a smooth-consistency gel, making it perhaps the most similar consistency to facial tissue yet. The gel does not clump together easily, which allows for an even and natural-looking application. In short, Juvéderm provides you with smooth skin and plump lips.
This newer version of Juvéderm (Ultra Plus XC) is also infused with lidocaine, a temporary numbing agent to improve comfort during treatment. With the new Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC, you get incredibly smooth, natural-looking skin with improved comfort.
At the Atlanta Institute for Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Sinha often uses Juvéderm in combination with other injectables such as Botox and Restylane & Perlane for a complete, zero downtime facelift alternative.
Like Restylane, Juvéderm smooths out and fills wrinkles around the mouth and nose, delivering natural-looking results and restoring your face to a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm is completely biocompatible, so no skin test is necessary.
Juvéderm is an excellent choice for many patients with overly-pronounced smile lines or parentheses (also known as nasolabial folds), the creases that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It’s also often the best dermal filler for lip augmentation due to its soft, gel consistency.
Juvéderm injections are preformed in the office and only take a few minutes. Using a sterile syringe, our doctors ease the Juvéderm gel under the skin to instantly restore volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds.
Recovery from Juvederm
Recovery from a Juvéderm injection is usually immediate. Side effects such as redness or pain at the injection site are rare and usually subside within three days.
If you are taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, you may experience increased bruising at the injection site. If possible, we recommend talking to your prescribing doctor about discontinuing these medications before the facial injections are performed.
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