Juvederm XC® is a non-surgical, FDA-approved filler that is designed to smooth wrinkles, lines and folds around the nose and mouth.
WHAT CAN JUVEDERM XC DO FOR YOU?
- Diminish smile lines
- Minimize marionette lines
- Smooth vertical lip lines
- Improve lines at the corners of your mouth
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT JUVEDERM XC
- A smooth, injectable gel
- Instantly improves moderate to severe nose and mouth wrinkles
- Safe + effective + minimally-invasive treatment
- Quick + comfortable “lunchtime” procedure
- Visible results can last up to one year
- Absolutely no downtime
HOW DOES JUVEDERM XC WORK?
Juvederm XC is composed of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally-occurring substance in the body. HA is responsible for maintaining the moisture levels of your skin cells – which creates a smooth, young and supple appearance.
Over time, your body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid diminishes. When Juvederm is injected into the skin, it replenishes the HA you’ve been missing, adding subtle volume just beneath the surface and smoothing out unwanted lines and folds.
CANDIDATES: ARE YOU READY FOR JUVEDERM XC?
Dr. Wiener recommends considering Juvederm XC if you:
- Want to smooth lines around your mouth and lips
- Are looking for a safe, effective and minimally-invasive treatment
- Do not have a history of severe allergic reactions
- Are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding
THE INJECTIONS WHAT TO EXPECT
For a few days prior to your Juvederm XC treatments you will need to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications. You should also avoid wearing makeup the morning of your appointment.
When you arrive at our Houston office for your treatment, Dr. Wiener will review the procedure one final time – along with what to expect, potential side effects, and anticipated results. He will then numb the area with a topical anesthetic cream to ensure your maximum comfort.
Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Wiener will inject Juvederm XC into the treatment area using a sterile syringe. Thanks to the medication’s smooth gel consistency, he will be able to use an ultra-thin needle.
In general, your entire Juvederm XC appointment should last about 30 minutes. Once it’s complete, you will be free to return to work and your normal daily routine right away.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
There are some side effects associated with Juvederm XC, though they are very rare, mild and temporary. They include:
In addition, you should not touch or massage your face for a few days to avoid disrupting the medication – though you can continue applying makeup normally. You should also avoid exposure to extreme heat, cold and the sun up to two weeks after your injections.
FAQ: WHEN WILL I NEED REPEAT INJECTIONS?
The results of Juvederm XC are extraordinary – but they are also temporary. As such, repeat injections will be necessary to maintain your new look.
Over time, your body will naturally absorb the medication and your results will diminish. This process takes longer with Juvederm when compared to other fillers thanks to its cross-linked properties and smooth gel consistency. In general, it takes about six to nine months for your body to absorb the filler, though some of our Houston patients have reported results that endure up to one year.