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