The JUVÉDERM® collection of fillers are injectable gels made from modified hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. In terms of the skin, HA's role is to deliver nutrients and hydration, and act as a cushioning agent. Young, healthy skin contains a lot of HA, but factors that include aging and sun exposure reduce the amount, causing skin to lose structure and volume. JUVÉDERM XC is most effective in improving the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face.
Using a fine needle, your Dr. Gulin injects the smooth gels under the skin. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® XC, and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC also contain an anesthetic, called lidocaine, to help reduce discomfort during your treatment.
JUVÉDERM XC Injectable Gel Procedure
JUVÉDERM XC injections take about 15 minutes to administer at Plastic Surgery Associates of Naples. A fine needle is used for the injection, which is given under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. Because JUVÉDERM XC contains lidocaine to improve comfort, an anesthetic may not be needed. However, Dr. Gulin may still elect to use a topical anesthetic on the area to be treated before giving the injection. Afterword, the doctor may gently massage the treated area(s).
Once treatment is completed, patients can return, with virtually no downtime, to their regular activities. For the first 24 hours after treatment, to reduce the risk of complications, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol consumption.
Lift & Contour Cheeks
Are your cheeks revealing your age?
Lines and wrinkles aren't the only signs of aging. As we age, our cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by loss of fullness, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add just enough volume to gently lift and contour the cheek area.
Smooth Lines & Wrinkles
Don't let your lines define you
Over time, your skin loses elasticity and moisture. This natural process, plus genetics and environmental factors like sun exposure, can cause moderate to severe lines and folds such as parentheses, vertical lip, corner, and marionette lines to form around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams can help moisturize the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM® XC goes beneath the surface to reduce the appearance of deep lines and folds, and give you the natural-looking, long-lasting results you want.
Plump Your Lips
Give your lips another reason to smile
Whether you’ve noticed your lips thinning over time, or simply want fuller lips, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can give you the natural-looking, long-lasting results you desire.