JUVÉDERM® XC – one of the softest hyaluronic acid fillers – is one of the easiest and most effective ways to refresh your appearance. At Boston Medical Aesthetics, JUVÉDERM® XC is used to fill out lines and wrinkles, smooth acne scars, lift sunken cheeks, and enhance the lip size and shape. JUVÉDERM® XC is the most frequently chosen injectable filler for the lips because of its smooth, soft gel formula.
About JUVÉDERM® XC
JUVÉDERM® XC is part of the JUVÉDERM collection of volumizing dermal fillers. JUVÉDERM® XC contains hyaluronic acid – a natural substance found in the body. Because hyaluronic acid is similar to your own tissue, allergic reactions are extremely rare and there’s no need for a sensitivity test.
JUVÉDERM® XC also contains lidocaine, which is a mild numbing medication. Lidocaine is designed to minimize pain from the injections and ensure your procedure is as comfortable as possible. At our practice, we also ice the treatment area for added comfort.
When treating wrinkles or folds, JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. The injected gel produces natural volume that lifts up the skin and smoothes out the wrinkle. The results can be seen immediately and typically last about a year depending on the amount used and the area treated. The entire treatment session often takes less than 30 minutes.
Benefits of JUVÉDERM® XC
JUVÉDERM® XC is used to add volume to the face and reduce the appearance of facial creases. As we age, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin declines. This results in hollowing in the cheeks as well as vertical lines around the mouth and thinning of the lips. By adding hyaluronic acid back into the skin with JUVÉDERM® XC, you can restore youthful facial contours and soften the look of wrinkles.
When you visit us for JUVÉDERM® XC injections in Boston, MA, you’ll enjoy:
Quick, comfortable treatments
Little to no downtime
Few side effects
Smoother, younger-looking skin
Improvement in the depth and severity of wrinkles
Softer facial contours
JUVÉDERM® XC can also be used in combination with other facial rejuvenation treatments, like BOTOX Cosmetic, for even greater effects.
Who Can Have JUVÉDERM® XC
If you are interested in restoring lost facial volume, enhancing your lips, or reducing the look of facial folds around the nose and mouth, JUVÉDERM® XC can help. Our practice recommends JUVÉDERM® XC for people who:
Are bothered by “parenthesis” marks or laugh lines around the nose and mouth
Have acne scarring that doesn’t respond to topical treatments
Want to add volume to the lips and cheeks
Desire a more youthful and rested appearance
Are seeking a long-lasting, nonsurgical solution to wrinkles and aging skin
Want to lift drooping corners of the mouth
JUVÉDERM® XC is just one type of dermal filler injection. Our expert injector, Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC, will choose the perfect formula (or combination of formulas) that best fits your skin’s needs and your cosmetic goals. Jennifer is a highly skilled injector who consistently creates results that look fresh and youthful while maintaining a soft, natural appearance.
Your JUVÉDERM® XC Treatment
Your JUVÉDERM® XC injections can be performed in just a few minutes and the entire appointment usually takes 30 minutes or less. Jennifer will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan to get you the results you want.
Before your procedure, ice and a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area to help minimize discomfort. Jennifer will then strategically place a precise amount of JUVÉDERM® XC to specific areas of the face. The injection process takes only a few minutes and is very tolerable. Once complete, you’ll be able to see your results instantly.
There’s minimal recovery time associated with JUVÉDERM® XC injections. Most people go back to work immediately or carry on with their day as normal. You may experience some redness, swelling, or light bruising after your treatment. These side effects usually resolve in a few hours or days and can easily be hidden with makeup.
Your final results should appear as soon as all swelling has subsided (usually in 3 to 5 days). JUVÉDERM® XC is a long-lasting product, so you should enjoy your new look for about 1 year before a touch-up is needed.
Get Younger Skin Now
Please feel free to contact our office anytime to schedule your appointment or to ask any questions you may have. For personalized patient care and experience you can trust, come discover the difference for yourself.
Please call 617-973-9700 to schedule an initial consultation with Jennifer Canesi, APN-BC. You may also fill out our contact form to make an appointment.