When it comes to injectables, there are seemingly endless choices. If you’re considering any type of facial filler, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the options. One of the most popular fillers currently on the market is Juvederm Ultra XC.
Juvederm Ultra XC is very safe and injections are usually quick and pain-free. It’s a great choice for those looking for minimally invasive means to improve their appearance.
If you’re considering Juvederm Ultra XC injections, below we’ll break down the process, results, and risks to help you make an informed decision about whether the procedure is right for you.
What is Juvederm Ultra XC?
Juvederm Ultra XC is a type of dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA since 2010. It contains a combination of water, hyaluronic acid (HA), and a local anesthetic known as lidocaine.
When HA and water combine, they make a gel-like substance that adds volume under the skin’s surface, leading to a fuller, smoother appearance. HA also occurs naturally in the body as a moisturizing and cushioning agent, which also helps give skin a more youthful appearance overall.
The local anesthetic (lidocaine) means Juvederm Ultra XC can be administered with little to no pain or discomfort, making the injectables a comfortable, minimally invasive procedure.
There is also a thicker version, known as Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. It can help with severe cases of wrinkles, folds, and fine lines. The thicker version is also better for improving your facial contours.
What Is Juvederm Ultra XC Used For?
This is considered the best known as a lip filler as it’s highly effective at making lips fuller and plumper. However, that’s far from the only use for it. It can be used for many forms of aesthetic medicine.
You can get injections anywhere on the face, including areas under the nose and mouth that may be prone to wrinkles and fine lines. It is frequently used to treat things like laugh and smile lines.
What Happens During The Procedure?
Getting Juvederm Ultra XC injectables is a quick, simple procedure that comes with minimal recovery time. The entire process takes less than 30 minutes.
While a practitioner may sanitize the treatment area first, there is no need for topical anesthetic due to the lidocaine. Your practitioner will inject Juvederm into the treatment area. While some patients report mild discomfort, the procedure is generally painless.
After your procedure, you can immediately return to daily activities. Another big benefit of the injections is that most people see results almost immediately, unlike many similar procedures where results do not show up for a few days or weeks.
Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may ask that you avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, and alcohol in the first 24 hours after treatment. This can help prevent side effects like redness and swelling.
If you’re considering Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, the procedure and side effects are the same. The results are just generally more pronounced.
How Long Does Juvederm Ultra XC Last?
As with any cosmetic procedure, results vary from person to person. However, it usually lasts up to a year, with some patients requiring touch-ups after about six to nine months. In some cases, the injections can last up to two years.
Is Juvederm Ultra XC Safe?
Yes. Juvederm Ultra XC has been FDA approved for a decade. If side effects occur, they are usually mild and include things like swelling and redness at the injection site. You can easily avoid most complications by following your practitioner’s post-care instructions carefully.
The absolute best way to ensure your injections are safe is to work with a highly trained clinician experienced in administering injectables. Complications are incredibly rare, but when they do occur, it is best to work with a trained professional who knows how to treat them.
In short, as long as you listen to aftercare instructions closely and work with qualified professionals, Juvederm Ultra XC should be perfectly safe.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to add volume to your skin or reduce wrinkles, Juvederm Ultra XC injections are among the most effective choices currently on the market. The procedure is fast, usually pain free, and carries a low risk for adverse reactions. Results can last a year or more, and touch-ups – if necessary – are usually quick and easy.
Ready to get started? BLUSH Beverly Hills is the premiere destination for cosmetic medicine. Our talented team of medical professionals have decades worth of experience in a wide range of procedures, including Juvederm XC Ultra injections. We also offer Juvederm XC Plus Ultra, for those in need of dramatic results. If you’re interested in learning more or booking an appointment, reach out here and someone will be in touch shortly.