*JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is the first and only FDA-approved filler to last up to 1 year in the lips with optimal treatment.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Juvederm Ultra XC (Allergan) for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults older than 21 years
Juvederm Ultra XC is a smooth gel formulation consisting of a modified form of hyaluronic acid plus a small amount of lidocaine to improve the comfort of the injection. In clinical trials of the gel for lip augmentation, 79% of subjects showed a “meaningful improvement” in lip fullness 3 months after treatment, and more than 78% reported an improvement in their overall satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips 1 year after treatment.
Juvederm Ultra XC and >Juvederm Ultra Plus XC injectable gels are already FDA-approved for injection into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, especially around the nose and mouth.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found on your skin. As you age, you start to lose HA, which causes the skin to lose structure and volume, contributing to the formation of wrinkles and folds.
Am I a candidate for treatment with JUVÉDERM® XC?
Do not use this product if you have severe allergies or a history of severe allergic reactions. You should also not use this product if you have allergies to lidocaine or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid. Your doctor will determine if JUVÉDERM® XC treatment is right for you.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reaction such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration.
What is age-related volume loss?
As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks lose volume and the skin may begin to sag. This is because of a loss of fullness, or volume, due to the aging process.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly add volume in the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping restore contour and a more youthful profile for up to two years with optimal treatment. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is for patients over the age of 21.
Is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC right for me?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is used in people over 21 to treat age-related volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC may be right for you if you notice flattening or sagging skin in the cheek area and want to correct this for a more youthful profile.
You should not use JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC if you have a history of severe allergies or severe allergic reactions like anaphylaxis, or if you are allergic to the gram-positive bacterial proteins used to make Hyaluronic Acid in JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC or lidocaine.
Is treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel painful?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC contains lidocaine (a type of anesthetic) to help numb the treatment site. Your doctor may also choose to numb the treatment area with a topical or other injected numbing agent to further minimize discomfort.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel?
In a clinical study, most side effects were moderate in nature, and generally lasted 2 to 4 weeks. The most common side effects include temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. These side effects are consistent with other facial-injection procedures. Although most side effects will resolve with time, some side effects may persist longer than 30 days. Your doctor may choose to treat them with medications, such as antibiotics, steroids, or hyaluronidase (an enzyme that breaks down HA). As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection. Rarely, vision abnormalities have been reported after treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC.