Juvederm

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JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved dermal filler that, according to its manufacturer, Allergan, Inc., is designed to “temporarily treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds” in people older than 21. Unlike the original JUVÉDERM injectable gel, JUVÉDERM XC is infused with lidocaine to make its injection more comfortable.

JUVÉDERM XC is a smooth-consistency gel that restores volume to the skin, and smooths away moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that occurs naturally in the 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.

Juvéderm Xc Injectable Procedure and Results

Procedure

JUVÉDERM XC injections take about 15 minutes to administer in a doctor‘s office. 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, a doctor 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.

Results

The results of JUVÉDERM XC are visible immediately after injection; any swelling and bruising, to which ice can be applied, should subside during the next few days. Filler typically takes 14 days to settle. Results can last 6 to 9 months, and, in some cases, up to year. However, according to its manufacturer, “Results from injectable dermal filler vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental ‘touch up‘ treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal correction of . . . wrinkles and folds.

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

In addition, spots that are itchy, red or sensitive, or that bleed, should be checked for malignancy.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:

Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.

Risks of Juvéderm Xc Injectable Gel

Although JUVÉDERM XC is considered safe, there is a risk of side effects. They are usually limited to the injection site, and include the following:

FAQ

A tint alters the color of the hair.

A lift volumizes the hair.

The treatment takes 45 minutes to perform.

The results can last 6-8 weeks. Ensure to perform our aftercare instructions for optimal results. We recommend brushing your lashes upwards after a shower to keep their shape.

Don't get your eyelashes or brows wet. Avoid applying makeup, sweating, going to a sauna, and using oil-based products for one day after treatment.

You may get mild tingling sensations that subside after the tint is removed.

Yes, remove your contact lenses before your treatment.

Yes. You'll need to cleanse all makeup to ensure the tint is adequately applied to dry hair.

We use vegetable-based tints. They're safe, natural to use and gentle on the hair.

For Customized Treatment, Allergan, Inc., Offers Two Types of Juvéderm Xc

Juvéderm Ultra Xc


It is suitable for superficial facial lines and folds

Juvéderm Ultra Plus Xc

It is a stronger formulation that is used for deeper facial folds and lines.

JUVÉDERM XC is the first HA filler that is FDA-approved for use on people of color.

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