If you feel like you’re no longer putting your best self forward and are leaving a less than stellar impression on the people around you, you’re not alone. Many people across America find it difficult to recognize themselves in the mirror due to hollow cheeks, sagging or loose skin, deep wrinkles and thinning lips. For this reason and many others, men and women turn to injectable fillers like Juvéderm XC to restore the appearance of their youth and feel confident in their appearance once again.
Juvéderm XC is a hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable filler designed to smooth out wrinkles, restore lost volume and rehydrate skin for a natural-looking, long-lasting results.
How do hyaluronic acid dermal fillers like Juvéderm XC work?
Dermal fillers like Juvéderm XC are made from a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid. Your skin actually depends on HA to maintain its elasticity and flexibility as well as to stay hydrated since HA is excellent at retaining water. As we age, your skin begins to produce less and less HA causing skin to lose its elasticity and create deep folds and wrinkles and hollow pockets. The gel is injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth out these lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring, it’s perfectly safe to use even if you’re nursing or pregnant. So long as you are over the age of 21 and seek to correct fine to deep lines and folds, anyone is a candidate for Juvéderm XC injectable fillers.
Ultra XC vs Ultra Plus XC
At Artemedica, we offer 2 versions of Juvéderm XC: Ultra and Ultra Plus. Both are excellent for treating wrinkles and restoring facial fullness, but there are subtle differences between the two. Juvéderm Ultra XC is the more versatile of the two due to its smaller molecular size. It’s perfect for treating mild to moderate lines, minor sagging and adding volume and shape to the cheeks and jawline. Juvéderm Ultra XC is also recommended for adding shape and fullness to thin lips.
On the other hand, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is recommended for more severe wrinkles, deep folds and more advanced volume loss. It’s thicker formula offers a slightly superior performance which is why it’s also recommended for patients who’ve successfully used Juvéderm Ultra XC in the past, but are no longer able to get the same results they once did.
Juvéderm Ultra XC addresses:
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC addresses:
Regain your youthful appearance with Juvéderm XC at Artemedica
The entire injection process is quite straightforward and fast. Before your injections, Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will provide local anesthesia to ease discomfort. It will take some time for the anesthetic to kick in, but afterwards you should feel minimal to no pain. Your provider will then ease the dermal filler under your skin to smooth out any targeted wrinkles and folds, instantly increasing volume. Following your injection, Your provider may massage the treated areas to evenly distribute the dermal filler and minimize any bruising or swelling. The whole procedure should take no more than 15-30 minutes depending on the size and scope of the areas to be treated.
If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.
Recovery after your injection treatment
After your treatment ends, you can return to your daily routine with minimal recovery and very little downtime. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site(s), but this should dissipate within a few days. If you experience any discomfort, apply an ice pack to the treated areas.
Because Juvéderm XC is an injectable filler and not a neurotoxin like BOTOX, results are immediate and long-lasting. Typically, results last anywhere from 9 to 12 months, although results vary from patient to patient.
Juvéderm XC Injectable Dermal Fillers in Santa Rosa and Healdsburg
Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 24 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.
If you are interested in Juvéderm XC injections or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 or Healdsburg (707) 415-8888 offices for your free consultation.