Juvederm XC Products
JUVEDERM XC™ and VOLUMA XC™ Newport Beach
Young, healthy-looking skin has an abundance of naturally-occurring and hydrating molecules called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA molecules hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water and thus add to the volume and support as well as the hydrated appearance of the skin. Sun, wind, climate and aging all gradually reduce the amount of HA in the skin beginning around age 30. This decrease of HA causes the skin to lose volume, support and structure. It also creates unwanted facial wrinkles, rhytides and folds. Examples are the lines that look like parentheses at the sides of your nose and mouth. Juvederm® XC is a leader among the HA products and has been shown to last 9-12 months in the tissue without displacement. Juvederm® XC is a non-surgical treatment safe in patients without a history of allergic reactions to any of the ingredients in the gel since it contains the same HA that your body already has in the skin and joints as well as many other tissues.
Also check out our ArqueDerma page for information on an advanced, patented technique that Dr. Katie has been trained and certified to do. The results are even more long-lasting and lead to improvement in skin texture with ArqueDerma.
Juvederm is currently available in 5 different formulations: Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Voluma XC, Volbella XC and Vollure XC. They vary in the size and structure of the hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules which makes each one ideally suited for finer or deeper lines, more or less volume replacement or for different parts of the face. For instance, Voluma XC is FDA approved specifically for adding volume to the cheeks and Volbella XC is for the lips and small surrounding lip lines. At Gentle Touch Aesthetics, Dr. Katie will evaluate your needs and make recommendations for which filler(s) would be best for your individual enhancement needs.
Juvederm® XC for Lip Enhancement
Juvederm® Ultra XC is also used to produce fuller, smoother lips. Many women consider lip enhancement for many reasons. Over time, sun and other environmental factors cause a decrease in the body’s natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. These substances begin to decrease at the rate of 2-5 % per year starting around age 30. This is most visibly evident in the facial areas and also includes the lips. One of the most visible results is that our lips become thinner and flatter, losing their youthful fullness. In addition, the corners of the mouth may begin the droop, giving the appearance of an unintended frown.
The lips have an extremely thin outer layer thus making them particularly vulnerable. This thin outer layer naturally becomes progressively thinner as we age. In addition, the corners of the mouth may begin to droop; thus giving the appearance of an unintended frown. The V-shaped area of the upper lip known as the Cupid’s bow also begins to flatten out, further contributing to the appearance of thinner, smaller lips. In other words, over time our lips naturally lose their youthful fullness.
Juvederm® Ultra XC, skillfully injected into the lips in multiple places can help restore that youthful appearance you thought was gone. By adding or replacing the lost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acids, your lips can again look full, smooth, youthful and well, sexy – the way you want them to.
Natural-looking Before & After Lip Injection Results*
See more dramatic results by clicking on the above image which will take you to Allergan’s website for a demo of VolumaXC. All of the examples there are dynamic. When you move the vertical divider tool left or right, you’ll experience the before and after comparison for each patient.*
Most side effects from Juvederm products or any of the HA fillers are mild to moderate and temporary. They may include local redness, slight bruising, tenderness or lumps/firmness at the injection sites. These side effects, if they do occur at all, usually resolve within a few days so it is advisable to have your treatment more than one to two weeks prior to any big event or planned photo opportunity.
If you are considering any type of injectable or filler such as Juvederm® XC or Juvederm Voluma™ XC, be sure to avoid any medications that can cause thinning of the blood or may cause increased bruising. These meds include over-the-counter products such as aspirin, any of the ibuprofens, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) or prescriptions such as Coumadin/warfarin, Plavix or many others.
Juvederm® XC and Juvederm Voluma™ XC are contraindicated in anyone who is allergic to lidocaine or the purified proteins which are used in the production of the HA products.
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