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JUVEDERM XC™ and VOLUMA XC™ Newport Beach

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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.

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Juvederm – Before/After

Juvederm® XC is currently available in 2 different formulations: one for deeper lines and one for less deep wrinkles. Now a third Juvederm® product, Juvederm Voluma™ XC, also made by Allergan, has recently been approved by the FDA and is available for men and women over age 21.

Juvederm Voluma™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It is used to produce a lift at the cheekbone area and for subtle cheek augmentation. It’s different than Juvederm® XC and more effectively works on a different area of the face. Juvederm® XC smoothes out those moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth. Juvederm Voluma™ XC is used to add volume to the cheek area. Juvederm Voluma™ XC can last up to 2 years.*

 

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, natural substances that contribute to beautiful skin decrease throughout our bodies – we begin to lose collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid – but this is most visibly evident in the facial areas, because that is the area of our bodies that everyone sees on a day-to-day basis. Aging skin becomes more vulnerable to environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and other factors. One of the most visible results is that our lips become thinner, losing their youthful fullness.

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*

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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.*

Other Considerations

Most Juvederm® side effects are mild to moderate and 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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To learn more about Juvederm® XC, Juvederm Voluma™ XC or any of the other injectable products, to request a personal consultation with Dr. Katie, or to make an appointment, please call our office at:

949-631-2500