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What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm XC injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
Get long-lasting results with Juvéderm, the only HA filler FDA approved to last up to one year. Juvéderm XC injectable gel is a smooth consistency gel dermal filler that helps to instantly restore your skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds like your "smile lines" or "parentheses" (nasolabial folds) — the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth. Juvéderm XC comes in two formulations — Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC.

What is Juvéderm XC indicated for?
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis (below the outer layer of skin) for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases running from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth, aka smile lines or parentheses).
The correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal corrections.

Why does Juvéderm XC come in two formulations?
Juvéderm XC injectable gel is available in two formulations to allow your healthcare professional to tailor treatment 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 the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved* to last up to 1 year after initial treatment. Our 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. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market 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 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.

How is Juvéderm XC used in treatment?
Juvéderm XC injectable gel is eased into the 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'll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment.
Juvéderm XC injectable gel will help 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.

Is treatment 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. And, 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 (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.

What are the possible side effects of Juvéderm XC?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections 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/colors use Juvéderm?
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 treatments with JUVÉDERM XC, contact The SHAW Center in Scottsdale, AZ today 480-767-1900



Dr. Lawrence Shaw offers cosmetic breast and plastic surgery for Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, including procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, rhinoplasty, cosmetic facial and eyelid surgery. He serves Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler and cosmetic surgery patients from across Arizona. With the exception of the photo gallery which are all patients of Lawrence W. Shaw, MD, all other photos on this website are models and not actual patients unless stated otherwise. © 2012 Lawrence Shaw, MD




   

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