What is Juvederm XC?
Juvederm XC is an FDA approved hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler that is used to inject into areas of the face to add volume.
Why use Juvederm XC?
Juvederm XC has been a popular dermal filler to add volume to the lips and around the mouth to soften the appearance of smile lines. Juvederm is considered to have the most water affinity, meaning it continuously attracts moisture to assist in rejuvenating and reviving a patient’s appearance.
How long does Juvederm XC last?
Juvederm XC will last up to 12 months depending on where it is injected. The longevity of Juvederm will vary from patient to patient.
What to expect during your injection appointment?
Patients should expect to have a topical anesthetic applied to the areas that will be injected. The topical anesthetic cream takes roughly 30 minutes to take effect. You can experience mild discomfort. Juvederm XC does have lidocaine in the gel to assist in ensuring the patient is as comfortable as possible
What should you expect after being injected?
Temporary mild tenderness, redness, swelling, and bruising can occur around the injection site. Any side effects should last no more than 7 days from the date you were injected. We do require all patients who were injected to return in 7 – 10 days for a follow-up.
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