Learn More About Juvéderm Ultra XC
Wrinkles along the sides of the mouth, known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines,” are common signs of aging. As the face loses volume through the natural aging process, these lines begin to form. Juvéderm Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid based dermal filler designed to create volume in this area, and the product contains lidocaine to ease discomfort during treatment.
Juvéderm Ultra XC uses hyaluronic acid, which bonds to water to increase fullness, and lidocaine, which minimizes discomfort through the treatment. Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin, which allows Juvéderm Ultra XC to fill in wrinkles.
The product contains both HA and water, which leads to a gel-like consistency to create volume. The lidocaine included within the formula means that Dr. Shienbaum will not have to use additional pain-relieving products, which can ultimately save time and cost through the procedure.
Juvéderm Ultra XC is primarily intended for use in the laugh lines, or smile lines, which can form towards the side of the mouth. It may also be used to increase the size and fullness of the lips. If you have unwanted wrinkles or fine lines around the mouth area cause by the loss of volume that can occur as part of the natural aging process, Juvéderm Ultra XC may be the right product for you. Wrinkles and fine lines in other parts of the face may be better treated with another injectable or surgical treatment.
Because the product contains lidocaine, Juvéderm Ultra XC treatment should be painless. The total time for the procedure depends on the number of injections you receive, however, it should take no more than an hour.
Some common side effects of Juvéderm Ultra XC treatment include swelling, redness, or bruising. These side effects are mild and should subside within a week or less. You may gently apply makeup to conceal redness or bruising if you choose.
Visible changes to your skin should be noticeable immediately. Results from Juvéderm Ultra XC typically last between six months and a year.