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Injectable Treatments Juvéderm Collection

Juvéderm Collection of Fillers

Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Voluma XC Birmingham, Alabama Cosmetic Center

JUVÉDERM XC injectable gel is the smooth gel filler that instantly smooths away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you will get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year* with optimal treatment.

If volume loss in the cheeks is making you look older, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC adds volume to the cheek area. Juvéderm Voluma XC helps restore the contour of your face with a more youthful profile and is clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.

Juvéderm XC and Voluma XC are Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers that give you two ways to get instant, natural-looking results that last.

* Includes all Juvéderm injectable gel formulations. Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment.

Juvéderm XC

JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore skin volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds with long-lasting results. Juvéderm XC temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

Juvéderm XC is the only hyaluronic acid filler that is FDA-approved to last up to 1 year for correction of moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, which are the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth (also known as "smile lines" or "parentheses").

The correction is temporary. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

Juvéderm Voluma XC

Wrinkles are only a part of the aging equation — another reason we lose that youthful profile over the years is volume loss in the cheeks.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is the first dermal filler that is FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheeks in people over the age of 21. Juvedérm Voluma XC helps to restore the contour of your face and create a more youthful profile. It is clinically proven to last up to 2 years with optimal treatment when injected into the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss.

Juvéderm Risks and Side Effects

For important information on the risks and side effects of Juvéderm, please see the Juvéderm XC and Juvéderm Voluma XC Important Safety Information or call the Allergan Medical Information line at 1-800-433-8871.

Juvéderm XC Frequently Asked Questions

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as an aesthetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.

"Uncross-linked" hyaluronic acid in its natural form is in a liquid state. "Cross-linking" is the process through which hyaluronic acid is made into a gel product that can be injected into the skin for long-lasting results.

What do treatments with Juvéderm XC accomplish?

Juvéderm XC injectable gel helps to smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. And one treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year. Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend rescheduling another appointment.

Juvéderm XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow treatments to be tailored to your unique needs. Juvéderm Ultra XC provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.

What makes Juvéderm XC different from other dermal fillers?

Juvéderm XC is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA-approved to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. The unique manufacturing process provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. It also works to create a smooth consistency gel that flows easily into the skin and provides a smooth, natural look and feel. Other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels. And Juvéderm is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.

What are Juvéderm XC treatments like?

Juvéderm XC injectable is injected into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) using a fine needle to temporarily fill in and augment the treatment area and smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds such as "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) and "marionette lines" (oral commissures). Juvéderm XC temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes. You will also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.

Are treatments with Juvéderm XC painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm XC allows your doctor to administer it easily and smoothly.

Juvéderm XC is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Additionally, Juvéderm XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. Your doctor may choose to numb the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.

What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm XC?

Most side effects of Juvéderm XC are mild or moderate in nature and last 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.

Can people with different skin tones be treated with Juvéderm XC?

Yes. In fact, Juvéderm injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with Juvéderm showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.

To find out more about a smooth, natural look with JUVÉDERM XC and Voluma XC, please contact Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama today.