Over time, our facial skin loses elasticity and becomes loose and wrinkled. JUVÉDERM® XC is an injectable gel dermal filler that is FDA approved to replenish volume and add hydration to the skin. This non-surgical procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid infused with a small amount of lidocaine (a local anesthetic) in the skin to reduce discomfort during and after your treatment. JUVÉDERM® XC has a soft and pliable consistency, which allows for a subtly plumped appearance. The results are smoother facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth that appear natural.
Any patients who are bothered by their aging skin, including wrinkles surrounding the mouth and nasal region, may be ideal candidates for JUVÉDERM® XC. Each patient will undergo a consultation with Dr. Messa prior to their treatment to examine the areas of concern and review their medical history. A treatment plan is then created to achieve the desired results.
The injectable area is cleaned, and a topical anesthetic can be used to numb the injection area. Discuss your personal preferences before your treatment to ensure you are comfortable during the process. JUVÉDERM® XC is administered in strategic locations, either mid or deep within the dermis to smooth the skin and correct signs of aging. Administration can take between 15 minutes and one hour, and the results are usually visible instantly.
No recovery or downtime is associated with this non-invasive injectable. The injection site may be tender and experience mild bruising or swelling, but symptoms should subside within two days. It is recommended to take the rest of the day off after receiving your treatment. Strenuous activities and rubbing your face should be avoided for 24 hours following your procedure.
JUVÉDERM® XC is designed to improve facial contours and reduce signs of aging. Skin elasticity is filled, which creates smoother, fuller skin. Smile lines and parenthesis (the nasolabial folds or creases that start at the bottom of your nose and draw up to the corners of your mouth) are reduced for noticeable, natural-looking results. Most patients see results for six to nine months, and additional treatments may be required to maintain longer results.