Smooth away the signs of aging, wrinkles, folds and creasing with the smooth-consistency hyaluronic acid gel Juvederm XC®. Juvederm XC is formulated using hyaluronic acid, an element produced naturally within your body, to increase volume, smooth and fill in wrinkles, and add structure back into the face.
Both Juvederm® and Juvederm XC® are used in our office. The difference between these two dermal fillers is simply that the Juvederm XC® is formulated using lidocaine, while the regular Juvederm® formula is formulated without this common anesthetic. A topical numbing cream can be used in addition to either of these to add to patient comfort.
How to Get the Best Results With Your Filler Treatment:
Because some redness and swelling is normal following filler injections, be sure to schedule your appointment three weeks prior to any special event. Swelling and redness should diminish within 24 hours. There is a chance of bruising with any injection, especially with those prone to bruising.
To reduce this chance, be sure to discontinue herbals like vitamin E, St John’s wort, and ginkgo biloba several days prior to your appointment. Other medications such as ibuprofen (Advil) and aspirin can also increase bleeding and should also be discontinued five days prior to your appointment. If these are prescribed for a health condition, consult the prescribing physician before making any changes. Mineral makeup can be applied immediately following the injections and can be used in the following days to cover any redness or bruising.