Juvederm Ultra (XC) is hyaluronic acid filler that instantly smooths moderate to severe folds in nasolabial area, marionette lines, oral commissure, as well as it is used for lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. HA delivers nutrients to the skin and helps the skin retain its natural moisture and softness. HA also gives volume to the skin. The (XC) is the lidocaine anesthetic that is in the filler.
Juvederm Ultra Plus (XC) is also made of HA but it is intended for deeper folds and wrinkles.
How long will Juvederm Ultra Plus (XC) last?
This filler could last from 6 months to a year, but results can vary from patient to patient.
When can I see results?
The results are immediate after receiving the filler.
Is there any discomfort?
The Juvederm Ultra (XC) does have an anesthetic in the filler although; Dr. Banki will also apply an additional anesthetic cream 45 minutes prior to the injection to avoid any discomfort.
Are there side effects?
The most common side effects are site redness, swelling, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps and bruising.