JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year. What are possible side effects? Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or
how long does JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC last?
JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC lasts up to one year, with optimal correction.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC?
For lip augmentation, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 14 days or less. The most common side effects were temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps,and bruising.
For treating lines and wrinkles, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 7 days or less. The most common side effects included temporary injection-site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, selling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Fine Lines, Sagging/Loose Skin, Wrinkles|
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.