Your Skin Changes Over Time
Juvéderm® Xc is a nonsurgical filler your healthcare professional uses to instantly smooth away the deeper lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Get natural-looking results for up to 1 year with optimal treatment. Individual results may vary
There are several different types of facial lines that form around your nose and mouth. These include the parentheses lines, vertical lip lines, corner lines, and marionette lines. As you age, these lines may become more noticeable. Wrinkles and lines As you age, your skin loses elasticity and moisture. This normal aging process, plus environmental factors like sun exposure, cause different facial lines to form, including moderate to severe wrinkles and folds.
Juvéderm® Xc Injectable Gel
- Contains a modified hyaluronic acid (HA), derived from a naturally occurring complex sugar
- Is gently injected by your healthcare professional under the skin using a fine needle
- Contains a common anesthetic called lidocaine to reduce discomfort
- Gives a subtle lift
- Helps restore contour for up to 2 years
- Look up to 5 years younger
About Natural Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body
- Helps hydrate and add volume to our skin.
- One third of the body’s HA is naturally removed and replaced every day.
- Naturally occurring HA decreases drastically with age.
HA is also used by doctors for medical procedures, e.g. eye surgery, tissue engineering. The hyaluronic acid used in Juvéderm is a non-animal one clinically refined to provide very natural and long lasting aesthetic results. It is safe and reabsorbable and the aesthetic effects are reversible.
What exactly is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic
treatments and has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgery.
How long is an appointment?
The injection process can take a mere 15-20 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your clinician before treatment.
Will the procedure hurt?
The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm allows your clinician to administer it
easily and smoothly. It also contains 0.3% Lidocaine to reduce injection pain for a
more comfortable experience.
Will I need to take time off work?
Absolutely not! You can have an appointment in your lunch hour and then get right back to your normal routine
Are there any side effects?
Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injected area. Your clinician can advise on this. Please be assured that these side effects will not last and can be easily covered up with your usual make-up. However, do not hesitate to get in touch with your clinician in the unlikely event that these reactions last longer than a week or if you experience any other side effects. All skin injection procedures carry a risk of infection.
How long will the effects last?
This is related to many factors such as:
- The area where you have the injections
- Quantity of Juvéderm injected
- Quality of skin
- Life style Healthiness
However, Juvéderm® is the only family of HA fillers approved by the US FDA to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds for up to one year.
Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?
We advice you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects) a couple of days before your Juvéderm injection. This will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection.
When will I need another injection?
Many patients like to book touch-up injections as well as repeat injections to maintain the way they look. Ask your clinician for advice.
We advise you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effects) a couple of days before your injection. This will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection. If this is your first visit, you will need to provide your clinician with information on your medical history and any current problems, as well as details of any allergies you have or medications you are taking. There is no need for an allergy test, unless your practitioner feels it’s necessary. The procedure is quick and easy. The injection itself usually takes only about 15-20 minutes.
Because Juvéderm gel is a simple, nonsurgical treatment, there is minimal recovery time. For the first 24 hours following treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages in order to help minimize the risks of temporary redness, swelling and/or itching. No treatment can halt the ageing process; you will require top-ups if you want to maintain the effect so do ask your clinician when they’d recommend rescheduling another appointment.