Juvederm is a new generation of dermal fillers from ALLERGAN, a world leader in surgical and non-
Juvederm contains the highest concentration of non-
Juvederm is developed using the proprietary Hylacross technology, a technologically advanced manufacturing process that results in a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily into the skin and creates a smooth, natural look and feel. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers utilize a gel particle suspension formulation. These gel particles can be seen under magnification as opposed to the smooth formulation used in Juvederm.
Juvederm is available in two formulations to allow for a tailored treatment to your unique needs. Juvederm Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.
Common Questions About JUVÉDERM® XC
Q: How is JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler used in treatment?
A: Dr. Besnoff will inject JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as parentheses (smile) lines and marionette lines.
Q: How long until I see results and how long dose it last?
A: Results are instant and can last up to one year.
Q: Is treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler painful?
A: Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERM® XC is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. We will numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
Q: Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM® XC?
A: Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler has been studied in all skin types.
Q: What are the different types of wrinkles?
A: There are two different types of wrinkles:
- Dynamic wrinkles are caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns.
- Static wrinkles develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time.
Q: What is the difference between BOTOX® and JUVÉDERM® XC?
A: BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® XC are two possible ways to treat moderate to severe facial lines and wrinkles. Both are non-surgical, but they work differently:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: Injected beneath the skin’s surface to target the underlying muscle activity which is one of the causes of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduce the activity of those muscles.
- JUVÉDERM® XC: Injected into the skin to temporarily smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as those around the nose and mouth.