Juvederm XC®

Juvederm® XC: for fine lines and wrinkles.

Juvederm® XC is an incredibly popular injectable option for addressing moderate and harsh facial wrinkles. As people get older, they start to notice these types of age lines forming and deepening. This is due to physiological changes in the skin.

Over time, your skin loses elasticity and moisture, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines (also known as nasolabial folds) and wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

While serums and creams can help moisturize the skin’s surface, Juvederm® XC adds volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the natural-looking, long-lasting results you want. It is often used in the nasolabial folds, which are the lines that extend from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth – otherwise known as the laugh and smile lines.

This product contains lidocaine within the filler so that it is more comfortable for patients when it is placed in the skin. It can also be used off-label for lines that start at the corner of the mouth and extend downward, known as the marionette lines as well as in the lips.

In addition to easing away midface wrinkles, Juvederm® XC is an ideal filler for resolving facial volume loss. Natural tissue loss in the underlying facial fat layer can result in a look of hollowness or gauntness. Hollow depressions form in areas like the cheeks, temples, and jawline. Juvederm® naturally fills these to create a more even and youthful look.

One popular use of Juvederm® is enhancement of the lips. Thin lips become full and voluminous thanks to precise injections of this state-of-the-art dermal filler. Juvederm® XC can also resolve the appearance of certain shallow facial scars and imperfections.

Procedure Overview

Juvederm® XC treatment sessions are typically very quick and simple, usually taking around 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Because lidocaine is mixed with the filler product, anesthetic may not be administered to the region beforehand, depending on the preference of the injector. This will be discussed before the treatment.

The Juvederm® XC treatment process involves precise injection of the filler directly into the age lines or hollow regions being addressed. The product is deposited into the skin’s mid to deep dermal layers. Once all trouble areas have been treated, the session is complete.

The Science Behind Juvederm® XC

Juvederm® XC is a smooth gel filler that received FDA approval for cosmetic use in 2006. It was created by Allergan, a company known for creating numerous high-quality cosmetic products. Allergan created Botox® Cosmetic, CoolSculpting® fat-reduction technology, Natrelle® breast implants, Kybella® double-chin-reduction treatment, and SkinMedica® skincare products.

Juvederm® XC is a hyaluronic-acid-based soft-tissue dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid (also commonly referred to as HA) is a complex sugar found naturally in the skin tissues, where it creates volume and cushioning. This gives the skin of the face a youthful plumpness.

The filler’s synthetic hyaluronic acid is biocompatible, allowing it to work safely with the skin tissues. When it is injected, the hyaluronic acid quickly bonds with existing water molecules in the skin, immediately increasing volume. This cross-linking process results in very strong bonds. Adding HA naturally and effectively fills in facial wrinkles and restores volume to depressed areas. The product is safely absorbed by the body over time.

Ideal Candidates for Juvederm® XC

Because the treatment is entirely non-surgical, most people are excellent candidates for Juvederm® in Boston. It is ideal for patients with moderate to harsh midface wrinkles, facial volume loss, thin lips, or shallow scars. Additionally, it is a perfect choice for patients who want to avoid surgical facial rejuvenation.

Patients with allergies to any of the ingredients in Juvederm® XC are recommended to choose a different rejuvenation option. Patients who are allergic to lidocaine should discuss this with their aesthetic professional beforehand.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should avoid using dermal fillers. Those with an active skin infection at or near the treatment area must fully address this issue before coming in for a Juvederm® session.

Why Choose The Dermatology Institute of Boston for Juvederm® XC?

If you’re looking for Juvederm® fillers near Boston, there is no better choice than The Dermatology Institute of Boston. We have been chosen as one of the top dermatology practices in Boston, and our physicians are internationally recognized. Our renowned board-certified dermatologists have years of training and possess an advanced understanding of aesthetics and skin health.

We specifically provide hyaluronic-acid fillers, since these fillers have been proven incredibly safe and effective. They can also be easily reversed if desired.

At The Dermatology Institute of Boston, we pride ourselves on creating a comfortable and supportive environment for cosmetic injectable treatments. Our patients regularly give us stellar reviews online due to the high quality of our providers and services.

The Cost of Juvederm® XC

Juvederm® fillers cost much less than surgical facial-rejuvenation treatments, making them an ideal option for patients who want to avoid going under the knife.

Juvederm® cost varies based on several factors. The price of Juvederm® dermal filler is typically impacted by the amount of the product used, along with each patient’s unique aesthetic goals.

Your Consultation

During your consultation for Juvederm® in Boston, you will meet with a skilled aesthetic professional. They will ask you about your beauty goals, which you are encouraged to share as clearly and specifically as possible. They will then perform a facial examination, paying particular attention to contours and age lines.

The two of you will discuss your complete medical history, including current medications and supplements, allergies, and pre-existing health conditions. Next, your aesthetic professional will go over the details of the Juvederm® XC treatment process, including its unique benefits and whether the treatment is right for you.

Finally, the aesthetic expert will tell you about the best ways to prepare for your Juvederm® XC treatment session. This may include avoiding NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), alcohol, and smoking. Avoiding these substances reduces the likelihood of bruising and post-treatment bleeding.

Juvederm® XC Aftercare

Because it’s a minimally invasive injectable treatment, Juvederm® XC won’t require weeks of recovery time; instead, it allows you to go right back to your busy schedule without downtime.

After your treatment session, there may be a minor degree of redness, swelling, and/or bruising in the injected areas. These are common side effects of all injections and will fade in time. To aid in this process, apply a cold compress or ice pack as directed.

You will see Juvederm® XC results immediately in the form of new volume and wrinkle-free skin. Since it is a hyaluronic acid filler, it can be reversed, and it usually lasts on average six months to one year. After this time, you will be able to return for maintenance treatments to preserve your results.

Contact Us Today

Contact The Dermatology Institute of Boston to arrange your consultation regarding Juvederm® XC and our many other popular dermal fillers. Our skincare experts will be available to help you decide on the ideal filler product to address your cosmetic needs. Get in touch today!

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