Understanding JUVEDERM® Ultra XC

[fa icon="calendar"] May 16, 2017 3:23:23 PM / by Cosmetic Surgery of New York / Dermal Fillers Injectables

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If you’re like many, you may be concerned about having surgery to correct your facial lines and wrinkles, but you still desire a refreshed appearance. With use of JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, a growing number of patients are enjoying tighter skin and facial rejuvenation without undergoing surgery. Read on to learn more.

 

What Is JUVEDERM® Ultra XC?

JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel that contains a small amount of lidocaine (local anesthetic) used to numb the area. The gel is then injected into facial area to smooth fine wrinkles and scars, especially around the nose and mouth, as well as to smooth lines on the hands and earlobes.

 

How extensive is recovery?

Injecting JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is an outpatient procedure and patients can return to their regular activities with no downtime.

 

Are there any side effects?

JUVEDERM® Ultra XC is safe, but as with every procedure, there are some side effects. You may experience a bit of swelling after the treatment that can be alleviated by applying ice to the face for the first few days after the injection. Other side effects may include bruising, discoloration, redness, tenderness and itching.

 

When is it not a good idea to receive JUVEDERM® Ultra XC?

Prior to treatment, your doctor will ask about your medical history to ensure that you are a candidate for JUVEDERM® Ultra XC. Patients who should not have the procedure are those with severe allergies related to a history of anaphylaxis or severe allergies to lidocaine.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients need one initial treatment in order to smooth their wrinkles. To maintain the best results, you may elect to have touch-up or repeat injections periodically. Talk with your doctor about when this could be right for you.

 

How long do the results last?

The results last approximately 9 months to one year.

 

What is the recommended age for JUVEDERM® Ultra XC?

The injectable gel is indicated for adults over the age of 21.

 

To learn more about the positive results of JUVEDERM® Ultra XC, contact us for a consultation or call 631-473-7070.