Young, healthy looking skin contains a natural hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). Over time, sunlight and other factors reduce the amount of HA in your skin. This lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume – resulting in wrinkles and folds.
Juvéderm® XC is a smooth gel filler that instantly smoothes away wrinkles around your nose and mouth. It is made with hyaluronic acid and is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology. HYLACROSS™ gives Juvéderm® XC its smooth-gel consistency as well as structure that holds up over time. In fact, it is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to one year with one treatment.
Juvéderm® XC is now formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic used to improve the comfort both during and after treatment³. It provides smooth, natural looking results you expect with the comfort you want.
Juvéderm ® XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your smile lines or your nasolabial folds (the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth).
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
JUVÉDERM®XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes. You'll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.
Questions and answers from the Juvéderm® website.