What is Juvederm?
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.
Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
How does JUVÉDERM® XC Work?
Young, 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.
Read on for more details about how JUVÉDERM® XC makes those parentheses disappear.
Dr. Johnson’s Juvederm Patients
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.
Our Skin’s Natural Moisturizer
Hyaluronic acid (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.
JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, Dr. Johnston eases JUVÉDERM® XC under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This works to add volume and diminish the appearance of wrinkles and nasolabial folds instantly.
While there are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers, JUVÉDERM® XC is uniquely formulated. A next generation HA filler, JUVÉDERM® XC 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Juvederm
Q. What makes JUVÉDERM® XC different from other dermal fillers?
A. JUVÉDERM® XC is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year after initial treatment.
Q. How long will it last?
A. 6-12 months but everyone experiences different results.
Q. How long does treatment usually take?
A. The injection process generally takes only about 15 minutes.
Q. Are there side effects?
A. You may experience swelling, tenderness, itching, pain or bruising at the injection site and in rare occasions, pustules might form. These reactions generally lessen or disappear within a few days but may last for a week or longer.
Q. Will it hurt?
A. Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. Dr. Johnston may choose to numb to further minimize discomfort.
Q. Is there any associated down-time?
A. Within the first 24 hours you should avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages. Exposure to any of these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites.
Q. How soon can I wear makeup?
A. Light make-up and your normal skin care products can be applied within a few hours after your treatment. When applying makeup avoid any strenuous rubbing.
Are you interested in Juvederm?
Call 407-333-2525 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Johnston to find out if fillers are right for you.