JUVÉDERM® XC Minneapolis
What is hyaluronic acid (HA)?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in your skin. As you age the skin loses structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® XC is made from a modified form of HA, and instantly fills out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC approved for?
JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler is approved 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, also known as parentheses or smile lines).
Am I a candidate for treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC?
Do not use this product if you have severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions. You should also not use this product if you have allergies to lidocaine or gram-positive bacterial proteins. Your doctor will determine if JUVÉDERM® XC treatment is right for you.
What should I discuss with my doctor before getting treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders. You should also discuss any medications that you are currently taking that can prolong bleeding, or therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response.
What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the only hyaluronic acid (HA) filler* FDA-approved to last up to one year with optimal treatment, and JUVÉDERM® XC was studied in all skin types. JUVÉDERM® XC is made from proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology to produce a smooth-consistency HA gel.
*For facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds).
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 doctor prior to treatment. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler?
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 reaction 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.
What is the difference between JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are approved to treat different areas of the face.
JUVÉDERM® XC is a non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out moderate to severe lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Natural looking results may last up to one year with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM® XC is made from proprietary HYLACROSS™ technology.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel specifically designed to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for people over 21. It adds volume, creating contour and lift for up to two years with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is manufactured using proprietary VYCROSS™ technology.