What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM™ is a 'next generation' family of smooth, long-lasting, non-animal gel dermal filler, offering a natural look and feel with long-lasting results up to one year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM™ dermal filler lasts longer because it's the only dermal filler currently available with the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid and the latest advance in hyaluronic acid cosmetic filler technology.
Hyaluronic acid, a complex sugar already found naturally in the body, has become a favored compound for replenishing the areas of the face where the skin's volume and fullness has been lost.
In the body, hyaluronic acid fills the space between collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. It is present in all living cells; attracting and binding water, hydrating and giving the skin smoothness and volume. However, as the body ages, the ability of the body's cells to manufacture its own hyaluronic acid is diminished, resulting in the loss of skin volume, producing folds and wrinkles.
Since JUVÉDERM™ is not created from an animal source, there is little chance of allergic reaction. The formula is highly biocompatible, and no testing is required prior to administration. It has been proven to be safe and effective for skin of all types and colors.
What makes JUVÉDERM® XC Different from other Dermal Fillers?
The main difference between JUVÉDERM™ and other popular hyaluronic acid fillers is that JUVÉDERM™ has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid, and is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than that of other popular gels. These gels utilize a suspension process, with particles that can be visibly seen. JUVÉDERM™ is completely transparent.
The combination of the higher concentration of hyaluronic acid and the smoother formulation make JUVÉDERM™ long-lasting, easier to fill with, and should produce more natural, even filling effects, with patient discomfort minimized at the injection site. As with other hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM™ is gradually absorbed naturally into the body.
How is JUVÉDERM® XC Non-Surgical Filler Used in Treatment?
Your doctor injects JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as parentheses (smile) lines and marionette lines.
How Long Does Treatment Usually Take?
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You'll also need to allow time to consult with your provider prior to treatment.