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What is Juvéderm Ultra XC?

Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler belonging to the Juvéderm® family of fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar found in the skin that binds to moisture and keeps the skin supple. When fillers like Ultra XC are injected under the skin, they restore or provide volume for a more youthful look. Ultra XC is one of Juvéderm’s best options for lip enhancement in patients who have thin or aging lips. Lip fillers can bring better balance to the face and harmonize with your other features. Our team can use Ultra XC and other Juvéderm fillers to boost your confidence without surgery or downtime.

Your Customized Ultra XC Consultation

Ultra XC can be a great option if you have naturally thin lips or have lost volume in the lips because of aging. The lips can become thin as you age because of a breakdown of collagen, the protein that gives your skin support and elasticity. This makes fillers an effective treatment for anti-aging – they can restore lost volume using a crystal-clear gel. If you have naturally thin lips, fillers can expand the visible part of the lips to provide more definition. Our team can help you explore your best options for lip enhancement and ways to boost your confidence with our selection of injectable treatments.

The Treatment Process

Lip fillers like Ultra XC take very little time and can often be performed during your lunch break at our Pensacola office. You’ll discuss your goals with the Grace + Grey team and determine the right injectable product for your needs. You’ll also be given an estimate of how much product will be necessary for your intended look. To begin, the area will be sterilized and you’ll be given a topical numbing cream. The lips can be more sensitive than other injection areas so most patients appreciate the added comfort. Once you’re ready, the product will be injected into the lips with a very fine needle. You’ll be able to see instant results with Juvéderm and you can ensure you’ve achieved your desired look before you leave. Afterward, you can return to your normal activities.

Recovery and Results

You’ll have some restrictions as you go about your day after treatment. You should avoid intensive exercise and hot environments like saunas or hot tubs – these can exacerbate swelling. Make sure to avoid touching or rubbing your lips (avoid messy foods that require wiping your mouth, too). It’s normal to have some sensitivity and you can ease it by applying a protected ice pack for 15 minutes at a time. You can prevent bruising by avoiding blood-thinning medications before and after treatment.

It can take 1-2 weeks for swelling to subside and the product to settle in. During this time, the product binds to moisture in your body so it can be helpful to drink plenty of water. Ultra XC can last up to a year, at which point you can return for re-treatment.

Juvéderm Ultra XC FAQs

How long does Juvederm Ultra XC last?

On average, it can last between 6-12 months.

Will juvederm lumps go away?

Most visible lumps go away after a couple of weeks, though some lumps may take up to 30 days to resolve.

How long does it take for Juvederm XC to work?

Volume will be apparent immediately, but it takes up to 2 weeks for any swelling or bruising to resolve and filler to settle and reveal your final result.

Where can you put Juvederm XC?

Juvederm can be used to fill deep creases and areas of volume loss in multiple areas of the face such as nasolabial folds, lips, and marionette lines.

How much does Juvederm Ultra XC cost?

Price is variable. Most patients will require a full syringe for their initial treatment. You may require only 1/2 a syringe when it's time for your next treatment.

How long do lips stay swollen after Juvederm?

Every patient will have a different response. Some patients may swell more than others, but on average, patients have some swelling for approximately 2-3 days.

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