All people lose facial fat, muscle, and boney structure as part of the aging process. This gradual deflation of the face leads to a fatigued and gaunt appearance. Juvederm XC, available in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area at the practice of Dr. Todd Hobgood, is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that can last up to one year and restore lost volume to the face.
What is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is one of the newest Juvederm wrinkle fillers available, and it is made to minimize discomfort during Juvederm injections. All Juvederm XC products include lidocaine, a numbing agent that makes treatments more comfortable.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a hyaluronic acid filler that is non-allergenic and is made from a naturally-occurring compound you already have in your body. Hyaluronic acid is slowly absorbed, which means Juvederm injections are not permanent but they do last up to one year. Hyaluronic acid naturally depletes as we get older, and Juvederm supplements your body’s supply to restore volume.
How is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Used?
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is used to instantly smooth away lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, correct lost volume, and lift or contour facial features for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Juvederm gel is safe and effective for men and women of all skin types and tones.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Treatment Process
Dr. Todd Hobgood will begin with a consultation to make sure Juvederm Ultra Plus is the right option for you to achieve your desired results, or if another filler or even surgical intervention would be more appropriate. The Juvederm treatment process is performed in the office. The injection site is prepared and Juvederm is injected in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Most patients do not find the injections uncomfortable, particularly with the lidocaine included in the Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. The procedure takes less than thirty minutes, and the results are immediate.
Juvederm Side Effects
The most common side effects of Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are mild discomfort, swelling and redness at the injection site, and possibly temporary bruising. Dr. Hobgood recommends using a cold compress afterward to minimize swelling and redness.
Very rare complications of Juvederm injections include facial asymmetry, bleeding, infection, and permanent numbness. These risks can be mitigated by choosing a highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Hobgood.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC versus Juvederm Ultra XC
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is made with more cross-linked molecules than regular Juvederm and it is used to treat deeper folds and wrinkles that do not respond as well to other dermal fillers. While both Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and Juvederm Ultra XC include a numbing agent, Juvederm Ultra XC is best for smaller lines or thin areas like the lips.
What is the Juvederm recovery process?
There is no downtime with Juvederm injections. You may resume work and normal activities immediately.
Are Juvederm Ultra Plus XC injections painful?
Juvederm injections are not uncomfortable for most patients. Juvederm XC includes lidocaine, a numbing agent that makes treatments more comfortable.
How much does Juvederm Ultra Plus XC cost?
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC typically costs between $550 and $600 per syringe, depending on the areas being treated. Two syringes are usually necessary to achieve the desired results; although, the amount of Juvederm you will need depends on how much correction is required and on the treatment area.
How long do Juvederm results last?
While patient experiences vary, Juvederm typically lasts for 9 to 12 months; it may last longer for some patients. You will require repeat sessions to maintain results.