El Paso Cosmetic Surgery has been among Allergan’s Top 50 practices for the past three years. Allergan is the producer of many products such as Botox®, Juvederm®, and Coolsculpting®. Being a Top 50 practice out of over 18,000 accounts is simply a reflection of how preferred and accomplished our practice is. Not to mention, being a top 50 account allows our patients to receive the perks of competitive pricing, and we pass our savings on to you.
What is Juvederm® XC?
Juvederm® XC Ultra and Ultra Plus are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that were approved by the FDA in 2006. The hyaluronic acid gel is used to treat facial wrinkles, as well as lines and folds on the lower face, such as the nasolabial folds and marionettes. Juvederm® XC Ultra and Ultra Plus can also be used to add volume and definition to the lips.
Juvederm® Ultra Plus has a consistency that is thicker than Juvederm® Ultra. Juvederm® Ultra Plus is used more often to correct more severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines. A proper evaluation is recommended to determine which filler is best for you.
The hyaluronic acid fillers hydrate the skin by holding onto water and act as a “cushioning agent,” providing volume to the injected area. In 2010, the FDA approved a Juvederm® XC formulation with the local anesthetic lidocaine to provide patients with a more comfortable injection experience. Juvederm® XC Ultra and Ultra Plus are still available without Lidocaine for those with a sensitivity to the medication.
What is a Juvederm® XC Treatment Like?
At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery’s Advanced Clinical MedSpa, Juvederm® XC Ultra and Ultra Plus treatments are performed by highly trained Nurse Injectors. During the treatment, a small amount of dermal filler will be injected under the skin using a thin syringe. The area may then be massaged to disperse the filler. The injections typically only last 2-3 minutes. The number of syringes needed by each patient depends on the amount of volume loss and the patient’s aesthetic goals.
Recovery and Results After a Juvederm® XC Treatment?
There is no downtime after treatment with Juvederm® XC Ultra or Ultra Plus. Side effects tend to be minor and are typical for any kind of injectable filler. These include swelling of the skin around the injection site, redness, bruising, bumps, and skin irritation. If these side effects do occur, they should pass within one week. We also recommend sleeping on your back for the first three nights after treatment so there is no shifting pressure on the filler.
You will be able to see the effects of the treatment immediately. The full results will be apparent after two weeks, as bruising and swelling subside. Studies conducted by the manufacturer, Allergen, report that Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC results last for 9 to 12 months. However, each patient is different and results can vary on a case-to-case basis. It is recommended to be treated regularly to retain the best results.
Am I a Good Juvederm® XC Candidate?
A consultation is necessary for our Registered Nurse injectors to determine which filler is best for you. You may be a great candidate for Juvederm® XC Ultra or Ultra Plus if you:
- Have age-related facial volume loss
- Would like to restore fullness to the lips
- Would like to minimize fine lines in and around the lips
- Would like to restore fullness or eliminate nasolabial folds and/or marionette lines
- Would like to have non-surgical facial contouring improvement
- Are over the age of 18
- Are looking for a treatment that provides real, noticeable results along with no surgery or recovery time
Take the Next Steps
Look your best and feel confident. Get started by scheduling a consultation with a Nurse Injector by calling or texting (915) 351-1116. During this time, we’ll evaluate what kind of treatment would be most beneficial for YOU, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.
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El Paso Surgical Center
Our state-of-the-art surgical center is a convenient and beneficial focal point of our practice, as it allows many of our patients to undergo cosmetic procedures without needing to visit a hospital. Not only does our surgical center simplify the surgical process, it also provides more personalized patient care and patient privacy.
Our Medspa is a luxurious, modern destination for your non-surgical aesthetic treatment needs. Our experienced nurse injectors, aestheticians, and skin care experts provide high-quality results from the newest and most advanced technologies. The Medspa offers a full spectrum of non-surgical treatments and services, so all of your cosmetic needs are located in one place.