JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC is an injection-based dermal filler.

Dermal fillers are utilized to plump up areas of the face.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is used to increase the fullness of lips and reduce facial wrinkles. It is most commonly used to treat the “smile” or “laugh” lines, present on either side of the mouth. The objective of this injection is to fill and plump the area beneath the skin, smoothing the wrinkled places. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports that the effects of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC last on average between six months and a year. These injections use a proprietary blend of hyaluronic acid (HA), lidocaine or local anesthetic, and water. 



How Does JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC Work?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is produced to lubricate and cushion the joints. When combined with water, hyaluronic acid converts into a substance of gel-like consistency that can generate volume. When injected under the skin, it provides volume in the tissues, filling in wrinkles and creating an overall smooth appearance. 

Hyaluronic acid is the most common dermal filler used in the U.S. today. Another benefit of JUVÉDERM® injections is the 0.3 percent lidocaine included in their proprietary blend. This addition negates the need for separate lidocaine injections, which allows for a single injection used during the treatment process. 



What Should I Expect? 

No downtime is required after receiving JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injections, but it is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure, strenuous activity or exercise, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours of treatment. 

The first step will be your treatment professional cleansing the area about to be treated. Next, the injections will be administered. These should be painless, but some tingling and pressure may be felt as the material is injected. Depending on the number of injections administered, your appointment may take up to an hour. The effects of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC should be noticeable immediately. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is a safe and effective soft tissue filler approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is intended for use on adults over 21. Those with an allergy to lidocaine should refrain from JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injections. The effects of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC on women who are pregnant or breastfeeding have not been established.

The experienced medical staff at our Alpharetta Med Spa would love to talk with you about any concerns or questions you may. Call to schedule your consultation today.


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