JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel, JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC
JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel
JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel is a smooth consistency gel capable of restoring volume to skin and smoothing away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that helps add volume and hydration. JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel is a safe, effective, and non-surgical option for those that want to diminish the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It is a non-animal dermal filler of smooth consistency that, unlike most hyaluronic acid fillers which have granular consistencies, allows for easy injection and instant natural results. JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra allows for versatility in contouring and volumizing wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC Ultra Plus is for correcting deeper and more severe wrinkles and folds. Together, this allows for a completely personalized treatment tailored by Dr. Conkright’s professional staff to meet your needs. JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel is also the first FDA approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler proven safe and effective for persons of color.
JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel Procedure
The injection itself usually takes approximately 30 minutes. Although anesthesia is not required, a topical anesthesia will be used to numb the treatment area. JUVÉDERM® XC will be injected under your skin to add volume or fill wrinkles and folds. After the injection, Dr. Conkright’s professional staff may gently massage the treated area or provide you with ice packs to help reduce temporary bruising, redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment sites. There is minimal recovery time with JUVÉDERM® XC. Dr. Conkright’s professional staff will inform you when makeup can be applied after your treatment.
JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel Procedure Length
- 1 hour
Risks / Side Effects of JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel
For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and consumption of alcohol in order to help minimize risk of temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the treatment site. Some temporary symptoms, such as redness, pain, firmness, swelling, and bumps may occur but usually clear up on their own within a week.
JUVÉDERM® XC Injectable Gel Results
Most patients see an immediate improvement in the treatment area and only need one treatment to achieve optimal results. The results make you look naturally younger and refreshed. Results may vary and touch up treatments may be required to maintain results, but JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel can smooth lines and wrinkles for up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC
DEFY GRAVITY!! JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC is the first and only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume lost to aging in the cheek area. JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA) made from a naturally occurring complex sugar. As we age, we start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume. Voluma® XC creates contour and a subtle lift instantly to the cheeks, and helps restore a more youthful profile for up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC Procedure
The injection takes approximately 1 hour. Although, anesthesia is not required, a topical anesthesia will be applied to the mid-face to numb the area. Voluma® XC also contains an anesthetic called lidocaine to help reduce discomfort. JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC is injected under the skin using a fine needle. It can instantly add just enough volume to gently lift the cheek area. Dr. Conkright's professional staff will gently massage the treated area and provide ice packs to help reduce temporary bruising. Minimal recovery time is needed with JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC, and Dr. Conkright's professional staff will inform you when makeup can be applied after the treatment.
JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC Procedure Length
- 1 hour
Risks / Side Effects of JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC
For the first 24 hours post treatment ice should be applied directly to the treated areas. Minimize any strenuous activities and avoid exposure to extensive sun or heat. Potential side effects may include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps or bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration and itching. Most side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) in nature, and generally last 2 to 4 weeks.
Results from JUVÉDERM® Voluma® XC
Most patients notice correction immediately and for up to 2 years, and many have rated themselves as looking an average of 5 years younger. Results may vary, and a touch up treatment may be required to achieve the final desired result.