Juvèderm® Ultra XC in San Diego, CA
If you are experiencing wrinkles, lines, and folds in your face or have hollowed cheeks, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and/or a sagging jowl line, Juvèderm® Ultra XC might be right for you. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, Dr. Robert Pollack and his team offer Juvèderm® Ultra XC injections for patients living in Alpine, Hillcrest, La Jolla, and other nearby communities in California.
What is Juvèderm® Ultra XC?
From the makers of Botox®, Juvèderm® Ultra XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to smooth out lines and restore volume. Juvèderm® Ultra XC is part of the Juvèderm® family of injectables. It is made up of hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that holds water and is present naturally in the body. When injected into target areas hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture and softness by adding volume. Juvèderm® Ultra XC adds lidocaine to the formula as an anesthetic to make the treatment more comfortable. The Juvèderm® family of injectables are non-surgical and can be performed in-office, in less than an hour depending on the treatment area size.
How Does Juvèderm® Ultra XC Work?
As we age, our faces lose hyaluronic acid over time, which is what contributes to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and a reduction in volume. The hyaluronic acid in Juvèderm® Ultra XC replenishes the lost acid and restores volume, moisture, and nutrients to the skin.
When Will I See Results From Juvèderm® Ultra XC Injections?
The results from Juvèderm® Ultra XC can be seen immediately. The appearance of lines and folds will be drastically reduced. The skin will be lifted and volume restored. The results will continue to improve over the next two weeks as swelling reduces and the hyaluronic acid encourages natural collagen production. Results from Juvèderm® Ultra XC can last anywhere from six to 12 months or longer.
Am I A Good Candidate for Juvèderm® Ultra XC?
Adults who want to restore volume, while reducing wrinkles and lines in the face make great candidates for Juvèderm® products. The Juvèderm® family has a specific injectable for each level of volume loss. Patients with more severe lines and wrinkles are ideal for Juvèderm® Ultra XC, as it is thicker than regular Juvèderm® Ultra and works harder to restore lost volume. Juvèderm® Ultra XC – like all Juvèderm® injectables – are safe for all skin types and ethnicities.
Juvederm® Ultra XC FAQs
The cost of Juvederm® Ultra XC will vary by patient depending on how many injections are needed to produce the desired results. During your consultation, we’ll assess your treatment goals in order to develop a personalized treatment plan. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact costs associated with your Juvederm® Ultra XC treatment.
Prior to Juvederm® Ultra XC injections, we will apply a topical anesthetic to the skin, numbing the treatment area. This helps to eliminate any discomfort from the injection process.
Furthermore, the Juvederm® Ultra XC formula includes lidocaine, a local numbing agent, which further reduces any pain. With these precautions, the Juvederm® Ultra XC treatment is quite comfortable. You may experience some minor soreness or bruising in the days following treatment, but Juvederm® Ultra XC injections are generally not painful.
The XC means that the Juvederm® formula contains lidocaine, which is common in many Juvederm® products. Lidocaine is an anesthetic, meaning it will numb the area where applied. In the context of Juvederm® Ultra XC injections, this means that you will get a temporary numbing effect with each injection. This helps to reduce any discomfort during and immediately after treatment.
If you suffer from moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds and want to restore the lost volume in your face, Juvèderm® Ultra XC might be right for you. Dr. Pollack and his team at Pollack Plastic Surgery, offer Juvèderm® Ultra XC and other procedures to men and women who live in and around San Diego, including Alpine, Hillcrest, La Jolla, and other surrounding communities. Please do not hesitate to contact our office today to schedule a consultation.