Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC are widely used as a dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation and is a popular treatment for the residents of Indianapolis at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, located in Carmel and Greenwood. These fillers are designed to soften wrinkles and creases around the mouth, nose or cheeks. Results typically last between nine and 12 months. In addition, Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC are now FDA approved for lip augmentation.
What are Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC?
Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural component of skin, much like collagen or elastin. Hyaluronic acid attracts water to the skin leading to a more plump appearance and reducing the appearance of folds, wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen and elastin are the natural materials in skin that help to support tissues to provide a youthful appearance.
Men and women can visit Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery to have Juvederm® Ultra XC and/or Ultra Plus XC injected into these folds and wrinkles:
- Vertical lip lines
- Marionette lines
- Corner lines
- Smile lines (Nasolabial folds)
Benefits of Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC
Injections of Juvederm® Ultra XC and/or Ultra Plus XC are designed to plump facial wrinkles and folds for up to one year. We can also use these dermal fillers to improve a patient’s facial appearance by injecting it into acne scars or adding volume to the facial lips or cheeks. Treatments can be done in the office with minimal downtime.
Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC are designed to smooth mild to moderate wrinkles on the face that commonly occur with aging. This injection procedure is frequently requested by females who are in their 30s and over. In many cases, this is the first cosmetic procedure requested by a patient wanting to reduce the early signs of aging on their face.
Why Have a Juvederm® Ultra XC and/or Ultra Plus XC Treatment?
There are great reasons to undergo a Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC treatment at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery. The first thing that others notice about someone is their face, and today, with our youth-oriented culture people want to look their best. Rejuvenating the facial regions of the cheeks, lips and nose are fast, easy and economical with dermal filler injections rather than invasive plastic surgery.
Prospective patients first meet with either Dr. Mark Hamilton or one of our skilled nurse injectors. There are no incisions, sutures or bandages to wear and most patients return to their daily activities the same or next day. Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC has approval from the FDA, making it safe to use in the faces of adults who have clearance from a facial plastic surgeon.
A patient receiving Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC dermal filler experience instant results as the substance fills folds and wrinkles that are near the mouth, nose, chin or cheek. There is minimal bleeding at the injection site because the surgeon or nurse uses a fine needle or cannula. Patients should expect some bruising and swelling but make-up can be applied almost immediately.
The Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC Procedure
The Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC procedure is not complex but does require a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon or nurse who first conducts a thorough evaluation and discussion of the patient’s concerns and goals. This time includes reviewing a patient’s medical history and ruling out any contraindications to injectable fillers. The consultation is the best time to ask questions about dermal fillers, including how long the results will last or potential complications.
Some of the reactions that might occur from this dermal filler are:
- Firm lumps or bumps
- Swollen tissue
Dr. Hamilton and our experienced nurse injectors have extensive experience with facial anatomy and can offer advice concerning where to inject Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC for the best results.
A patient’s skin tissue is sanitized with an alcohol pad to eliminate pathogens before any treatments. In some cases, your injector will smooth the skin tissue near the injection site with gentle fingertip strokes to assist in dispersing the dermal filler. New Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC also contains a small amount of lidocaine that helps to numb the skin and underlying tissues to prevent pain.
As soon as the procedure is over, patients are free to continue with their normal activities at home or work, and most patients feel minimal discomfort. Patients should restrain from any strenuous activity or intense sunlight for 24 hours. If a patient experiences any problems after returning home, they should contact our office immediately for assistance.
Are You a Candidate for Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC?
Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC has been extensively studied in patients between the ages of 35 and 65 and is suitable for all adult patients.
Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC is used in patients with:
- Normal to thick skin tissue on their face.
- Healthy skin without numerous keloid or hypertrophic scars.
- Normal skin tone without pigmentation disorders.
- No immunodeficiency disorders.
Patients are advised not to use Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC when taking medications, such as aspirin that thin the blood. After a dermal filler procedure, patients must avoid sunlight, extreme heat or strenuous exercise for 24 hours to avoid complications.
The skin near the Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC injection site is often sensitive for a few days and additional rejuvenation treatments with chemical peels or lasers are not advised for several weeks.
How Long Will The Results Last from Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC?
The result of an injection with Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC varies for each patient, but most patients enjoy a reduction of folds and wrinkles for nine to 12 months. There are patients who have experienced improvements more than one year and it is possible to undergo additional injections of this dermal filler with approval from Dr. Hamilton.
What Can A Patient Expect After The Juvederm® Ultra XC And Ultra Plus XC Procedure?
After undergoing one or more injections of Juvederm® Ultra XC / Ultra Plus XC, a patient can return to normal activities but should avoid direct sunlight, hot temperatures and strenuous exercise. Most patients notice an immediate improvement to their face because tiny lines and deep folds around the mouth and near the nose are reduced. Patients should avoid rubbing the injection site for 24 hours to give their facial skin time to adjust and heal.
How Soon Can A Patient Return To Work After Juvederm® Ultra XC And Ultra Plus XC?
Unless a patient’s job requires working in hot temperatures, direct sunlight or engaging in strenuous movement, it is acceptable to return to work the same or next day. Avoid rubbing lotions on the treated areas of the facial skin or lips for at least 24 hours to avoid inflammation.
How Much Does Juvederm® Ultra XC And Ultra Plus XC Cost in Indianapolis?
Costs associated with Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC vary by patient. We offer financing and accept, cash, checks and major credit cards.
If you live in Indianapolis and you’ve started to notice lines and wrinkles on your face and want to counteract these visible signs of aging, Juvederm® Ultra XC and Ultra Plus XC can help by restoring skin volume. Contact Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery in Carmel or Greenwood today for your consultation.