GET NON-SURGICAL WRINKLE REDUCTION WITH JUVÉDERM XC IN AUSTIN
If you find that when you look in the mirror, you’re bothered by deep lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines), then JUVÉDERM XC may be right for you. Juvéderm is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a polysaccharide (sugar-based) component of connective tissue, including the skin. HA molecules have extraordinary water-binding and elastic properties, and play an important role in lubricating our body’s joints and tissues.
Their hydrating properties also provide a skin-plumping effect by holding in water and acting as a cushioning agent. In fact, HA molecules hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water and thus add to the volume and support as well as the hydrated appearance of the skin.
HOW DOES JUVÉDERM XC WORK?
Juvéderm injectable gel provides you with the instant, natural-looking results you want – all in one treatment. This fantastic wrinkle filler restores youthful volume while smoothing out depressed areas of the skin. The dermal filler is often used in the treatment of:
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
- Vertical lip lines
Juvéderm can also be used to plump lips, fill in hollow areas of the face and improve the appearance of recessed scars. When injected into deep lines, Juvéderm acts as a sort of scaffolding for these depressed areas of skin, smoothing out wrinkles and adding youthful volume to the face.
This hyaluronic acid gel works to bind and absorb water as it is injected under the skin, restoring the skin to a plump, hydrated state that smoothes out facial folds and wrinkles. The filler acts somewhat like a sponge, attracting water molecules from the surrounding area and hydrating the skin for a soft and supple appearance.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING JUVÉDERM XC INJECTIONS
As a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial aesthetics, Dr. Anthony Bittar and his professional team have the essential knowledge of facial anatomy required to ensure great results with Juvéderm injections. Prior to treatment, Dr. Bittar will assess your facial structure, movements and expressions, as well as discuss your particular areas of concern. Based on this evaluation, he will identify the areas that need to be treated to achieve your desired goals.
The injections will be supplemented with a local anesthetic (numbing agent) to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Using an ultra-fine needle, Dr. Bittar will gently inject the JUVÉDERM XC gel just below the surface of the skin into the targeted regions identified during your facial evaluation. Juvéderm injections typically take less than an hour and results can be seen immediately after treatment. There is no downtime associated with JUVÉDERM XC treatment and patients can resume their normal activities right after their appointment.
Depending on where the injections were administered, Juvéderm results typically last anywhere from 6 months to a year before repeat injections are necessary.
To learn more about non-surgical facial rejuvenation, or to schedule a consultation to see if JUVÉDERM XC is right for you, please contact our office today at (512) 448-4422. You may also fill out our online consultation request form and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly!
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS): JUVEDERM XC
WHAT IS JUVEDERM XC?
An injectable gel used to temporarily add volume to the skin where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, especially around the nose and mouth.
WHAT MAKES JUVEDERM XC DIFFERENT?
Juvederm XC is the only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler that is FDA-approved to last up to one year with optimal treatment. Juvederm’s unique manufacturing process uses special technology to provide a high concentration of cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR JUVEDERM XC?
Patients with NO severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions. Those with allergies to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid should not use this product. Dr. Bittar will determine if this treatment is right for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH A JUVEDERM XC TREATMENT?
Juvederm XC helps to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth, especially “parentheses” or smile lines.
WHY SHOULD PATIENTS CHOOSE ANTHONY BITTAR, M.D FOR THEIR JUVEDERM XC INJECTIONS?
Dr. Anthony Bittar is a trusted facial plastic surgeon practicing in the Austin area for almost 30 years, specializing in aesthetic and injectable treatments. Learn more about Dr. Bittar here.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER A JUVEDERM XC INJECTION?
Downtime is minimal; however, patients should limit strenuous exercise and exposure to extensive sun or heat within the first 24 hours following treatment. Because Juvederm XC treatment is non-surgical, you may return to your normal activities 24 hours after treatment.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF A JUVEDERM XC TREATMENT?
Most side effects last 7 days or less, and may include temporary injection-site reactions like redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
HOW DO I KNOW IF JUVEDERM XC IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are looking for a simple, injectable outpatient treatment to correct moderate to severe wrinkles or folds around your nose and mouth, Juvederm XC may be right for you. Always discuss this or any cosmetic treatment options with your doctor.
ARE THE TREATMENTS WITH JUVEDERM XC PAINFUL?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. The Juvederm XC formula contains lidocaine for a more comfortable injection experience. Also, Dr. Bittar may choose to numb the treatment area at the injection site.
CAN JUVEDERM XC BE COMBINED WITH OTHER FACIAL FILLERS?
Yes. The trusted professionals at Dr. Bittar’s Austin-area practice regularly combine facial filler treatments, as certain fillers work best for certain areas. Additionally, layering fillers is another safe and effective option.
WHAT AGES ARE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR TREATMENT WITH JUVEDERM XC?
You should discuss any medical conditions as well as your medical history with your doctor to decide if Juvederm XC is approved for you. A consultation at Beau Visage Center can help you decide.
WHEN CAN MAKEUP BE APPLIED AFTER MY TREATMENT?
You should ask Dr. Bittar when makeup can be applied after treatment, as it differs from patient to patient.
CAN I COMBINE BOTOX AND JUVEDERM TREATMENTS?
Yes. Botox and Juvederm treatments can be combined safely under the care of an experienced professional.
HOW MUCH DOES A JUVEDERM XC TREATMENT COST?
Fees may vary depending on your individual treatments. Contact Dr. Bittar online or call (512)448-4422 for more information.
HOW LONG WILL THE TREATMENT RESULTS LAST?
Results from one treatment should last about 9 months to one year.
CAN PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT SKIN TONES/COLORS BE TREATED WITH JUVEDERM?
Yes. Juvederm products have been studied on all skin colors and types.
CAN I GET A JUVEDERM XC INJECTION ON THE SAME DAY AS AN EVENT?
Your doctor may advise against getting Juvederm XC treatment on the same day as an important event, as you may be advised to limit sun exposure, strenuous exercise and/or application of makeup within 24 hours of your treatment. Discuss your options with Dr. Bittar beforehand by scheduling a consultation via the button below.