What is Juvederm Ultra XC used for?
The lips can be one way to unwittingly reveal our age. As we grow older, we lose the natural plumping substance in our lips called hyaluronic acid (HA) causing the lips to thin and lines to appear. On the other hand, having plump, smooth, and well-defined lips can be a way to conceal our true age. This plumping of the lips can be achieved with a filler called Juvederm Ultra XC. Whether your lips have thinned over time, or you just simply want fuller lips, this filler is an excellent choice! Juvederm Ultra XC is also approved for injections in the perioral area to help with lines and wrinkles surrounding the mouth.
Juvederm Ultra XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using a small needle to temporarily add the desired range of fullness for lip. Lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain. In addition, the clinician will also apply a topical numbing cream to the lips to provide comfort during the treatment.
The Dermacare patient below had lovely, symmetrical lips at the start but her top lip was thin. The patient’s goal was to have lips that were just plump enough to help balance out the top with the bottom lip without “changing who she was”. We achieved her goal and have a very happy patient.
Our goal is to enhance the beauty you already possess by creating changes that are natural and uniquely you! Your consultant and clinician will listen to your wishes and guide you through the entire process so that you too will be extremely happy with your results.
How long does Juvederm Ultra XC last?
Juvederm Ultra XC lasts up to one year, with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects?
For lip augmentation, most side effects were mild or moderate in nature with duration of 14 days or less. The most common side effects were temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising.