Basic Characteristics of the Injectable
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is an injectable filler produced by the Allergan manufacturer; it belongs to the Ulta line and can be used for the reduction of moderate to severe wrinkles. The variety of Juvederm injections from the Ultra range includes the following products:
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a biodegradable gel with stabilized hyaluronic acid of non-animal origin in the base. It’s transparent, viscoelastic, and highly purified, which makes the injectable more comfortable to administer and effective in eliminating unfortunate aging signs. Hyaluronic acid in the composition is cross-linked thanks to the use of a special innovative 3D Matrix technology. 0.3% of lidocaine makes the injection session painless for a client, so there should be no worries about this factor (a topical numbing cream would also work great for those with a low pain tolerance).
After the treatment, an individual may expect a noticeable improvement for up to twelve months (everything depends on their personal skin factors and body peculiarities).
Target Zones for the Dermal Fillers Treatment
As a dermal filler from the Juvederm Ultra line, Ultra XC Plus belongs to the products with medium density and can be used for various purposes in aesthetic medicine. Typically, specialists choose it to perform one of the following tasks:
- Lip augmentation. It includes lip shape correction, volumize, enhancement, and so on. A great alternative to plastic surgeries for thin lips;
- Facial shape correction (also known as contouring). The product is able to give volume to the chin and cheek area, in this way correcting facial oval and adding definition to the treatment area;
- Moderate to severe facial wrinkles elimination. Hyaluronic acid in the composition allows injecting the filler into facial tissue, enhancing hollow zones, and getting rid of folds and lines in various target areas.
Speaking about the aging signs elimination, this type of injectable filler can be quite useful when it comes to nasolabial folds, marionette lines, smile lines (vertical lip lines), wrinkles around the eyes, and many other imperfections on the skin’s surface. A patient may also expect a noticeable improvement of the natural collagen and elastin production in the body, which is highly beneficial to the filler’s durability in general.
The product is meant to be administered into the mid to deep layer of the skin by an experienced medical professional. Before the injection, a topical anesthetic is applied to eliminate any painful sensation that can occur during the procedure. After the treatment is finished, a gentle massage may be required to spread the gel evenly under the skin; however, this process can be performed only by a doctor. Patients are forbidden from doing that themselves (unless they were instructed to do so).
Possible Adverse Reactions
Even though the composition of Juvederm fillers is beneficial and has a highly positive effect on one’s skin, it is still can cause certain side effects in people. So, it is important to inform customers about those and plan their aftercare routine together; the recovery process will be much faster in this way.
Warn people about the following symptoms:
- Negative site reactions after the administration (including swelling, redness, itching, etc.);
- Bruising in the place of the needle puncture;
- High tenderness of the treated area;
- And so on.
If anything more severe than the things mentioned above occur, it is obligatory to get in touch with a medical expert. We talk about severe allergic reactions, trouble breathing, filler migration, and other unfortunate symptoms. In this way, it will be possible to avoid complications and dangerous conditions afterward.
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can only be injected by an experienced, well-trained professional. Otherwise, a patient won’t get the desired result and will suffer from the consequences of amateur Juvederm usage.
Limitations to the Procedure
As with all hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvederm Ultra XC Plus has certain limitations that should be considered before the administration session. Patients with the following issues shouldn’t have this product injected:
- Allergies to hyaluronic acid or any other ingredient of the gel;
- Skin damage in the target zone;
- Epilepsy or other chronic diseases;
- Pregnancy or lactation period in women;
- And so on.
A medical expert should also be informed about any over-the-counter or prescription medications a patient is currently taking. This is vital for their safety and the success of the procedure in general.
Juvederm Ultra XC Plus cannot be injected into the zone of eyelids, crow’s feet, as well as glabellar area.