Juvéderm® is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid compound which naturally occurs in the skin along with collagen and elastin. Hyaluronic acid retains water and increases skin’s volume and density. The appearance of wrinkles can be reversed by adding structure and volume to the skin.
Juvéderm® helps replace the hyaluronic acid that skin has lost due to the aging process, excessive sun exposure, stress, and other factors. This soft and natural filler is most often used to eliminate or reduce the wrinkles and folds located around the mouth, known as the smile lines (nasolabial folds), marionette lines, as well as to lift the lip corners. Juvéderm® is also used with great success for replacing the volume, restoring the contour, or enhancing the shape of the lips. Juvéderm® XC is formulated with the addition of a common anesthetic, lidocaine, resulting in a much more comfortable experience during and after treatment. To further enhance the comfort of our patients, we also routinely apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to the injection.
Juvéderm® injections instantly smooth out the wrinkles and folds leaving you looking natural and younger. Due to the Hyalacross® technology in production of the Juvéderm® gel, the duration of results achieved is up to 1 year. Because Juvéderm® is non-animal based and and highly biocompatible, no pretreatment testing is needed.
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Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC
Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to correct age-related volume loss in the midface (cheek area). With optimal treatment, the results can last up to 2 years!
Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC can instantly provide a smooth, natural-looking lift for the midface creating a smoother contour and a more youthful appearance.
Common side effects include a temporary tenderness at the injection site, swelling, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration and itching.
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Juvéderm VOLUMA™ XC adds volume lost to aging.