Juvederm Ultra XC
Natural-looking lips that last
Some people simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance. Other people have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your unique needs are when it comes to your lips, the JUVÉDERM® collection may be able to help.
Juvederm Ultra XC is a type of non-surgical lip filler. Approved by the FDA in 2010, it’s primarily used to treat facial wrinkles and to increase lip fullness.
Juvéderm Ultra XC contains a gel-like material that creates volume. When this FDA approved gel material is injected into your skin, it helps volumize the tissues. Any wrinkles are “filled in,” leaving a smoother appearance.
The “XC” in the product name indicates the inclusion of 0.3 percent lidocaine. This is designed to prevent pain from the injections. It can also save time because you won’t need a separate topical pain reliever prior to the procedure.
Little prep and aftercare is required for each injection. The total time spent depends on how many injections you’re getting. The procedure may take up to one hour.
Since Juvéderm contains lidocaine, however, your treatment provider may also offer a topical anesthetic.
You shouldn’t feel any pain, although you might feel slight pressure and tingling as the product is injected.
How Long Does It Last?
Results may last 6 months to 1 year, with optimal correction and depending on the formula used.
- Juvéderm injections are relatively quick.
- You don’t need to take time off work for this procedure. No recovery time is required.