Smooth, full, luscious lips are a common desire for many women. Unfortunately, especially as we age, our lips can become flat, thin, and wrinkled. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable dermal filler designed to add volume for a plump, youthful pout.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is also formulated with trace amounts of lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to ensure a comfortable experience.
Lip injections take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Most patients see results immediately following their treatment with minimal side effects. Complications and allergic reactions are rare.
Patients see results for up to one year.
Additional treatments may be required to maintain the results, but this long-lasting formula can provide fullness for longer than other injectables.
When hyaluronic acid is combined with water for injection, it becomes a gel. When injected into the skin, the gel promotes fullness in the tissues and fills out any hollows to provide smoother, fuller skin.
The thin needle is to inject JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC into areas of concern, usually the lips, the mouth area, and around the nose. This delivers nutrients, hydrates the skin, and helps add volume to the treatment site. Patients may feel pressure or a tingling sensation during injection, but this is temporary. Once injections are completed, patients are cleared to go home.
Smoother, fuller skin can be seen immediately.
Some patients experience bruising, redness, tenderness, tightness, swelling, bumps, itching, or discoloration. Side effects should be mild to moderate and reduce within one week. You may resume all daily activities immediately following your injection.
Tiny needles are used, so scarring is not typically associated with injectables.
During your consultation with Dr. Diamond, he will conduct a facial analysis and make recommendations.
You will be provided with an accurate price estimate for your customized treatment plan during this appointment.
Lidocaine is included in the injectable formula to eliminate pain during your procedure.
Cool compresses may be used to alleviate discomfort after treatment.