Facial Fillers & Freezers
Injectables rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles.
They are relatively painless and carry a low risk of infection or complications.
A prescription medicine that is injected into facial muscles. The injection “freezes” the muscle, preventing the Patient from making the expression that causes the facial wrinkles.
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Juvéderm® Ultra XC
What is Juvéderm® XC?
New Juvéderm® XC is the smooth gel filler that your doctor uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year.
Juvéderm® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with Lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With Juvéderm® XC you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want.
Where Does It Work?
Everyone’s skin ages differently and Juvéderm® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
How Does Juvéderm® XC Work?
A healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like Juvéderm® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
1. Understanding Where Wrinkles Form
Your skin consists of two layers known as the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis, or outer layer of the skin, acts as the skin’s primary defense against the environment. The dermis, or innermost layer of the skin, is composed primarily of connective tissue and provides the skin with a support network. Most facial wrinkles and deeper nasolabial folds occur within the dermal layer of the skin.
2. Our Skin’s Natural Moisturizer
HA is a naturally occurring molecule. Much like a sponge, its primary function is to bind and absorb water, which creates volume in the face. In this way, Hyaluronic acid can be thought of as the body’s internal moisturizer. But, as we age, HA diminishes, which contributes to the presence of lines and folds. Juvéderm® XC injectable gel works to correct this by restoring hyaluronic acid in your skin, helping to diminish wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
3. Experiencing Rejuvenation
Juvéderm® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, your healthcare professional eases Juvéderm® XC under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.
While there are a variety of HA fillers, Juvéderm® XC is uniquely formulated and uses a manufacturing process called HYLACROSS™ technology. HYLACROSS™ gives Juvéderm® XC its special smooth-gel structure that holds up over time. That’s why Juvéderm® XC is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA-approved to last up to one year with only one treatment.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin.
What does it do?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection.
How is it used?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. It temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
What will it accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 1 year.
What are possible side effects?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
Are there any reasons why I should not receive JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC (contraindications)?
Your physician will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. The product should not be used in patients who have:
• Severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies
• A history of allergies to lidocaine or Gram-positive bacterial proteins
Juvederm Voluma XC
JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume to your cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over the age of 21. It can give you contour and a subtle lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
Juvederm Voluma is the newest HA (hyaluronic acid) soft tissue filler to gain FDA approval. It has been available in Europe since 2005 and is used in 72 countries worldwide. Juvederm Voluma is the newest filler in the family of Juvederm products and is formulated with lidocaine for added comfort during treatment. This current form, with the added local anesthetic, is known as Juvederm Voluma XC.
What Makes JUVEDERM VOLUMA Different
The loss of midface volume is one of the hallmarks of facial aging. This occurs in varying degrees of severity and can lead to significant changes in facial appearance. One of the most noticeable changes is the loss of the cheekbone definition. Historically, this was addressed with surgery to tighten the overlying skin and lift the deeper soft tissues. More recently, volumizing fillers have been used to provide a similar ‘lift’ without surgery. The goal is to restore volume in the midface to create a natural, youthful face.
This injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids in adults over the age of 21.
This injectable softens moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles to create a smoother appearance.