As we age, we develop wrinkles. There are a number of reasons why we develop wrinkles, ranging from our skin’s reaction to the sun to a loss of volume. JUVÉDERM® XC is designed to help individuals who have developed wrinkles as a result of volume loss.
JUVÉDERM® is administered by injecting it underneath the skin. It works by smoothing out wrinkles and folds and is especially useful on those that appear around the nose and the mouth. The primary ingredient in the product is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is something that your body naturally produces. It is a sugar that helps your body hold onto moisture.
Hyaluronic acid also is involved in building up the nutrients that your skin need to hydrate itself. In different parts of your body, hyaluronic acid is a cushioning agent. What makes JUVÉDERM® XC so different is that it has lidocaine. Lidocaine is an agent that helps remove any discomfort you would otherwise feel with this treatment.
How Is JUVÉDERM® XC Used?
The product is going to give you the temporary volume boost that you need to give your face that smooth and attractive appearance. This product is used on individuals who have moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds.
The results of the treatment are not permanent. Most people will see results that will last for between one to two years. After that time, you will need to have touch up treatments in order to retain the results. When you have touch up treatments, you’re not going to require the same amount of material that you required during the original treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
There are a couple of things to consider when determining your candidacy for this treatment. First, you have to have the type of wrinkles that JUVÉDERM® XC can treat. JUVÉDERM® is not designed to treat dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are the wrinkles that are going to develop on your face as a result of the muscles contracting under your skin. The best way to treat those wrinkles is going to be with a neuromodulators, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic.
JUVÉDERM® XC is going to help you if your wrinkles are caused by the loss of facial volume. As you restore your facial volume, your wrinkles disappear. There are a number of other factors that you should consider when determining if dermal fillers at Urban Allure in San Francisco are the right option for you. If you would like to do something about your wrinkles, contact us today to schedule your consultation! Let our caring staff sit down with you and discuss how JUVÉDERM® XC can help you.