Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler that contains water, hyaluronic acid, and Lidocaine. Juvederm Ultra XC is primarily used to treat thinning lips and lip lines and to increase the fullness of lips.

How Does Juvederm Ultra XC Work?

Juvederm Ultra XC is composed of water and Hyaluronic Acid. When water is combined with Hyaluronic Acid, a gel-like material is formed. It volumizes the tissues and fills in the wrinkles to give a smoother appearance to your skin.

The letters XC indicate that it consists of 0.3% lidocaine. It is responsible for preventing discomfort and pain from the injection. Moreover, it saves time since a separate topical numbing is not required for the procedure.

What are the Benefits?

  • It is a minimally invasive treatment without little to no downtime.
  • It is an FDA-approved treatment and has no potential side effects.
  • It is greatly beneficial to remove wrinkles and fine lines
  • It gives an elegant yet natural look to your lips.
  • Its effect is generally long-lasting for approximately 8 to 12 months
  • Juvederm Ultra XC brings forth its result very quickly.
  • It can be leveraged as both curative and preventative treatment.
  • Suitable for all genders and skin types, tones, and complexion.

How is Juvederm Ultra XC Injected at Pommier Med SPA?

As it consists of Lidocaine, any topical anesthesia or numbing is not required prior to the treatment. Your provider might cleanse the skin of the treated area, and the Juvederm Ultra XC is then injected into your skin. Your provider might massage the injection area to ensure that it is evenly distributed. This procedure is quick and relatively painless.

Which Areas Can Be Treated by Juvederm Ultra XC?

It is widely used to treat laugh lines, also called smile lines. Moreover, it is also widely leveraged for lip augmentation. Therefore, Juvederm Ultra XC is used to treat the wrinkles and the lines that develop along the sides of your mouth.

Is It Safe?

Juvederm Ultra XC is not derived from any animal source. Since it is biosynthetic, the chances of any hyper-reaction or side effects are very rare. Besides, it is approved by the US Food & Drug Administration and is widely considered a safe and effective treatment to address the concerns of aging. However, you ought to notify your provider if you have any certain medical condition so that he/she can ensure a safe procedure.

And while the procedure itself isn’t painful, it’s possible to feel slight pain within a day after the injections. Other common side effects include:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • tenderness
  • firmness
  • lumps
  • skin discoloration
  • bruising

All of these should be mild and usually last less than seven days.

Allergic reactions are also rare but can be serious. Call your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms after using Juvéderm Ultra XC:

  • breathing difficulties
  • hives
  • rash

Note: Don’t get Juvederm Ultra XC if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have known allergies to Lidocaine

What is the Downtime for Juvederm Ultra XC?

Juvederm Ultra XC requires no downtime or healing process. Moreover, the procedure is minimally painful. As a result, people get back to their everyday life right away after the treatment. Therefore, you can get back to work or your daily life as soon as you walk out of the Pommier Med Spa.

How Long Does the Effects Last?

The natural makeup of your lips primarily affects how long Juvederm Ultra XC will last. However, it has been approved by the FDA to last for up to 1 year. Therefore, the lasting effect greatly depends on the condition of your lips or the creases in your targeted area.

How Many Treatments are Required?

While most people find a single treatment session of Juvederm Ultra XC quite effective, the number of sessions might differ for you, depending on your condition, concern, and various other attributes. Your provider at Pommier Med Spa will advise you further on it.

What are the Pre-Treatment & Post-Treatment Care Instructions for Juvederm Ultra XC?

  • Avoid sun baths, saunas, and hot showers for 2 weeks before & after the treatment.
  • Avoid exercise that can raise your blood pressure and pulse since it can lead to swelling and bruising for 48 hours after the treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure and make a habit of wearing a medical-grade sun spectrum.
  • Don’t apply makeup for 12-48 hours after the treatment.
  • If excess swelling and bruising occur after the treatment, apply cold compresses and ice to the treated area and take Arnica Montana Pills.
  • Don’t massage the treated area for at least 2 weeks unless your provider asks you to.