Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal fillers that Procerus Skin Care Provides provides to patients in Ann Arbor and Troy, Michigan. This procedure is done to correct various facial folds and wrinkles and restore the youthful contours of the face. Juvederm was recently FDA approved for Lip Volume for up to one year.

What is Juvederm?

Juverderm is a hyaluronic-acid dermal filler that treats moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds. Its hyaluronic acid component works by holding in water to serve as a cushioning agent at the treated site. Once the filler is injected, the skin is provided with temporary volume to restore its smooth appearance. The results from the treatment do not last a lifetime, which means Juvederm patients may need additional treatments to maintain or achieve optimal results.

Who are good candidates for a Juvederm procedure?

The injectable filler can provide great benefits to patients who desire to eliminate or reduce the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds, wrinkles, and nasolabial folds, reaching to the mid to deep dermis layer of the skin, or people who desire lip enhancement. An individual can also gain optimal results from Juvederm if he or she has realistic expectations from the procedure.

What can you expect from a Juvederm treatment?

Procerus Skin Care Staff will ensure that you are comfortable during your dermal filler appointments. Although there can be little discomfort as the filler is injected into the skin, patients may prefer to be given with a local anesthetic called lidocaine to make the procedure more tolerable. Since the treatment only involves injections, the procedure can be completed in less than an hour and provides little to no downtime**.

What can I expect after my Juvederm treatment?

During the first 24 hours after treatment, Dr. Gilmore usually advises her patients to avoid engaging in strenuous exercises, consuming alcoholic beverages, or exposing themselves to the extensive heat of the sun. These could lead to the aggravation of certain side effects such as redness, swelling, or itching at the treated sites. If swelling occurs, Dr. Gilmore advises her patients to apply an ice pack over the area. You will receive further specific aftercare instructions to aid you in your healing along with ample time for questions.

What side effects can I get from Juvederm fillers?

As with any other dermal filler, side effects can persist after your treatment. These include redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and tenderness in the treated areas. However, these side effects are only mild to moderate in nature and only usually last seven days or less.

**There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary for different people.