JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC
JUVÉDERM® XC is a smooth gel filler that we use to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you’ll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. It is the softest of the hyaluronic acid fillers and is derived from a natural substance which is found throughout the human body. Juvederm is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in our dermatology practice in Knoxville.
Everyone will notice, but no one will know.
Where Does Juvederm XC Work?
Everyone’s skin ages differently and JUVÉDERM® XC may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
Smile Lines (or “Parenthesis”)
Smile lines, or nasolabial folds, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment area that many women seek help with. While individual results may vary, after just one JUVÉDERM® XC treatment, most patients see a real difference; with a noticeable softening of the smile lines.
Marionette Lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of a sagging and/or downturned expression
Vertical Lip Lines
Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can begin to appear over time due to ordinary lip muscle movement. The good news is that Juvederm XC dermal filler can soften those with typically just one treatment
Introducing Juvederm Voluma XC Injectable Gel
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-Approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parenthesis. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.
How Does JUVÉDERM® Work?
JUVÉDERM® XC is a nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment. Our dermatologists administer JUVÉDERM® under the skin using a fine needle to augment, or fill lines and wrinkles, adding volume and diminishing folds. JUVÉDERM® contains anesthesia (lidocaine); however, topical anasthesia may be recommended prior to the procedure for additional comfort
Who Should Administer Juvederm?
Juvederm is available to any licensed physician. However, for best results you should always trust your skin to a physician with specific training in skin and aesthetic medicine, such as the board-certified dermatologists at Anderson and Rahman Dermatology. Drs. Rahman and Anderson have years of experience in medical and surgical treatments of the skin.
In many offices in Knoxville, physicians delegate the injection of Juvaderm to technicians who may have minimal or no medical training. You may have also seen “medi-spas” popping up throughout the Knoxville area. Many of these centers do not even have a physician on the premises! Recent articles in The New York Times and CNN have stressed the importance of having a qualified physician administer your treatments, stating it is “crucial that people check the credentials and experience of those who offer cosmetic treatments”. It is vital that you insist on having highly qualified, specifically trained providers perform your Juvederm injections. Trust your skin to one of Knoxville’s leading experts in Juvederm!
JUVÉDERM® Recovery Time
With JUVÉDERM® there is minimal recovery or downtime after the procedure.
Following JUVÉDERM® treatment, you should refrain from alcohol consumption for 24 hours and from exercise for 6 hours. It is important not to massage the area treated for 24 hours. This helps the product “settle” without disturbing the location where it was injected. There is a risk of bruising and swelling which usually lasts only a few days.
What Preparation is Required?
To minimize bruising or bleeding, patients are advised to avoid aspirin (unless prescribed by your doctor), ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements 10-14 days prior to your JUVÉDERM® treatment.
How Long does JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC Last?
JUVÉDERM® products are made of a natural substance normally found in the skin, so they are eventually absorbed by the body. JUVÉDERM® XC provides effect for an average of 6-9 months and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC for up to 2 years. The effect varies depending on the type of skin, areas, and amounts injected.