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Revitalize your appearance and temporarily reverse signs of facial aging with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, a revolutionary dermal filler from JUVÉDERM® designed to correct and smooth the appearance of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, folds, lip lines, and thinning lips. Our dermatologists in Gainesville, FL, with Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center, offer JUVÉDERM® for plumping lips, smoothing lines, and lifting and contouring cheeks. Contact us today to learn more about our available cosmetic filler treatments and to book an appointment for treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC!

What Is JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable cosmetic filler approved by the FDA to treat moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds and increase lips' fullness. Each injection formula contains a smooth, gel-like material comprising water, hyaluronic acid, and lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Hyaluronic acid, a natural-occurring substance in the body, helps plump the skin by increasing the volume on the skin’s surface from underneath the skin.

Over time and as we age, we lose collagen, elastin, and other essential, natural-occurring proteins that comprise the scaffolding of our facial structures. This hyaluronic acid filler or HA filler offers a versatile treatment option for patients seeking a discreet treatment offering noticeable, natural-looking results that can last one year with optimal treatment. Contact us for more information about our available JUVÉDERM® face fillers, including the following.

What Is JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Used For?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel dermal filler intended for injection into the facial tissue and lip tissue to temporarily correct wrinkles and folds and temporarily increase lip volume. This filler delivers subtle, natural-looking volume to the face and lips, making it a versatile product well-suited to the areas around the mouth, nose, and cheeks. At Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center, we provide our patients with a naturally refreshed appearance with visible improvements that best enhance each patient’s natural aesthetic qualities and treatment goals. As with the other cosmetic fillers, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, and non-invasive cosmetic treatment ideal for patients who want to enhance their appearance with a natural, innovative filler that produces noticeable results. 

How Does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Work?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC contains hyaluronic acid and water as its primary ingredients. When combined with water, hyaluronic acid results in a gel-like consistency. Once this gel-like formula is injected into the skin, it creates natural volume from within, helping to volumize the tissues and fill in depressions or lines, leaving a smoother appearance. 

When injected into the lips, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC boosts lip volume, producing more voluminous, supple lips. The “XC” in JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC indicates the inclusion of 0.3% lidocaine, which is included to prevent experiencing pain during injections. This can also help reduce treatment duration, preventing the need for a separate, topical pain reliever before the procedure. 

Who Is A Good Candidate For JUVÉDERM® Fillers?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is considered safe for the majority when used as directed. Ultra XC injectable gel is injected into facial tissue to correct moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, in patients over 18, as well as for the temporary augmentation of the lips. The best way to determine your candidacy for treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is to contact Gainesville Dermatology Aesthetic Center to schedule an appointment. 

Among the benefits of undergoing treatment with JUVÉDERM® fillers are the convenience of a relatively quick procedure and no requirement for downtime following injections. Additionally, the results are immediate and can last one year after injection. For additional information about JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, contact our office.

How Long Does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Last?

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is often an optimal choice for adults with mild-to-severe volume loss in their facial skin and lips, as this lightweight formula performs excellently in temporarily reversing extrinsic (external) signs of facial aging. Depending on the treated area and the amount of HA gel injected into the skin, results from injections of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can last for up to a full year. Over time, the formula is gradually broken down and absorbed by the body. Once you notice the effects of their treatment wearing off, or sooner, schedule follow-up injection appointments to maintain optimal corrections. 

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Side Effects

Prior to your treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, your provider will review your full medical history to determine any potential contraindications to the recommended treatment. You may not be eligible for treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC if you have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis, a history or presence of multiple severe allergies, or allergies to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins. You should notify your provider if you have a history of cold sores prior to your treatment day.

In general, side effects are rare and any side effects experienced are mild or moderate, with a short duration. The most common side effects include the following. 

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Firmness
  • Lumps
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Bruising

How To Prepare For Your Appointment

Before your appointment, you will be provided with specific instructions regarding preparing for treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC. In general, prior to the appointment, all makeup and products must be removed from the skin. Once the skin is clean, it is then prepared with a topical antiseptic medication to prevent bacteria into the skin during the injections.

The treatment itself is generally brief, and depending on the addressed areas and total syringes of product used, the injections may take 15–30 minutes or more. Contact us today for additional information about preparation protocols for this treatment and what to expect during your procedure with Ultra XC fillers.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC Aftercare

As with pre-treatment instructions, patients will also be provided with face filler aftercare instructions, including what to expect following their procedure and how to best care for their skin and treated area(s). Patients may notice minor swelling or bruises at the injection site(s) after cosmetic injections. These side effects usually dissipate within about one week after treatment.

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