JUVÉDERM® products have long been known for their ability to soften the look of wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to flat and dry spaces in the face and even the hands. It does this through its use of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural hydrating substance that’s found in all living things. As people age, their stores of hyaluronic acid are depleted. This leads to skin losing its elasticity, which in turn leads to wrinkles, furrows and lines.
There are several types of fillers in this line, including JUVÉDERM® XC. What makes it different from other dermal fillers?
Approved by the FDA
JUVÉDERM® XC stands apart from many other dermal fillers in that it’s approved by the FDA. It was approved specifically to add volume and lift to the cheeks, but it is good for other areas as well. These include the folds between the nose and the lips, marionette lines and the lips themselves. Because it is FDA-approved, JUVÉDERM® XC is safe for clients to use.
The XC in JUVÉDERM® means that the gel contains lidocaine as well as hyaluronic acid and water. The lidocaine keeps the injections painless and removes the need to add a topical numbing agent to the client’s skin before the treatment. Waiting for these agents to work can take as long as a half an hour. This can be longer than the injection session itself.
JUVÉDERM® also has an edge over other dermal fillers in that its effects can last as long as two years. Other fillers last from only from three to six months, and a client who wants to maintain their more youthful look needs to come back to the aesthetician for follow-up injections every few months or so.
The client does not have to prepare for a dermal filler session the way they might need to prepare for other cosmetic procedures. They don’t have to fast overnight or stop taking medications or supplements, though they’ll have a consultation with their aesthetician. The aesthetician explains what the procedure entails, and the client tells the aesthetician what they want out of the procedure.
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If you are unhappy about smile or laugh lines or feel your cheeks are sagging and unattractive, don’t hesitate to visit Urban Allure for more information about JUVÉDERM® XC. We are conveniently located in San Francisco, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!