Juvederm® XC Richmond
Juvederm® is a smooth consistency gel made of hyaluronic acid a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to add volume and hydration. Dr. Ferland eases Juvederm® injectable gel under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel – so everyone will notice (but no one will know)! In addition, Juvederm injectable gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is proven to be safe and effective for persons of color.
Juvéderm® XC is thicker and is used to inject into the deeper wrinkles and folds such as the nasolabial folds. It is also used as support. For example support of the corner of the mouth giving a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm® XC is highly crossed-linked (Vycross technology) making it more robust and longer lasting. It is proven to last up to a year.
Juvéderm® Ultra XC is a more delicate gel used to inject closer to the skin surface to remove fine lines around the mouth. It is also FDA approved for augmentation of the lips. It is also Vycross linked and can last up to 9 months.
COMFORT – All injections are performed by Dr. Louise Ferland, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Before arriving to the office, the home application of a prescription numbing ointment is applied by the patient one hour before arrival. XC in the name Juvéderm® xc refers to the manufacturer’s added numbing agent ‘xylocaine’ (lidocaine) within the syringe which is for patient comfort. Xylocaine in the syringe and the prior skin treatment with a numbing ointment can make for a very relaxing and pleasant experience for the patient. Patients are encouraged to call for refills on their Baylor numbing ointment.
AVOID BRUISING – In order to minimize bruising Dr. Ferland recommends that for 1-2 weeks before the procedure you avoid aspirin, Advil, Motrin, ibuprofen, Aleve, vitamin E and multivitamins along with all herbs and natural supplements to reduce the chance of bruising. Dr. Ferland also employs a vein light which aids in avoiding bruising. Another technique employed by Dr. Ferland is the use of a very fine gauge cannula with Juvéderm® Ultra XC to the lips hence reducing the chance of bruising sometimes seen with sharp needles. A cannula can also be used for injection of Juvéderm® XC to the nasolabial folds (parentheses).
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Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC Before and After Photos