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Juvederm® Ultra XC

What is Juvéderm® Ultra XC?

Juvéderm® Ultra XC is an injectable filler created to temporarily add volume to thin lips, as well as smooth moderate to severe lines around the nose and mouth. It is created with hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring sugar in the body that gives skin its structure moisturizes, and increases skin elasticity. When injected beneath the skin, this filler smooths out unwanted lines and adds volume to the lips for a more youthful appearance.  

Who Can Benefit fromJuvéderm® Ultra XC?

Adults 21 years and older who are looking to soften the appearance of lip lines or add plumpness to their lips can often benefit from this filler. However, patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding, who have a history of severe allergic reactions or keloid scarring, or have pigmentation disorders should not receive this treatment. In order to determine if this treatment is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment. 

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The Juvéderm® Ultra XC Treatment

During your Juvéderm® Ultra XC appointment, your injector will first determine which areas to treat, and then the skin will be cleansed. Juvéderm® Ultra XC will then be carefully injected into the necessary areas. Because this filler contains lidocaine, injections should not be painful. Your injector may then gently massage these areas to ensure that the filler is evenly distributed for the best results. Treatment can take anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, depending on the amount of change desired.

Juvéderm® Ultra XC Results

After your treatment, you may experience mild symptoms such as redness, swelling, or itching at the injection site, which will dissipate with time. While there is no downtime required, we do recommend that you minimize strenuous activities and exercise and long-term exposure to the sun for the first 24 hours after treatment for the best results.  

Results may be noticeable right away and improve over the next two weeks. Overall, patients can enjoy their Juvéderm® Ultra XC results for up to one year. 

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Ready for plumper-looking lips? If so, contact SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, MI today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skincare specialists, which is your first step toward treatment.    


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Courtney Nester

Licensed Cosmetologist, Skincare Specialist

Bryan Brooks, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Injection and Skincare Specialist

Jeana Elhart

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Jeanne Eyde, DO

Medical Director, Board Certified ENT-FPS

Joelle Hampton

Licensed Aesthetician

Kestell Row

Operations Coordinator

Liz Wilholt

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Nicole Devos, RN

Injection, Skincare Specialist

Stephanie Decot

Spa Manager

Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?

It is advised that patients avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after their Juvederm treatment.

Can Juvederm be reversed?

Yes, Juvederm can be reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected into the treatment area, this enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles.

Can Juvederm cause blindness?

The risk of blindness following Juvederm injections is extremely rare.

Can Juvederm migrate?

In rare cases, Juvederm can migrate to other areas of the face within a few days of treatment. This occurs when the filler moves before it has fully bonded to your facial tissue.

Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?

It is best to avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours following all filler treatments.

Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?

Very few fillers are available in a half syringe. This s because half of a syringe is a very small amount and is only recommended for focused areas.

Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?

Individuals should not split a syringe of Juvederm or any filler, since this can cause cross-contamination and exposure to another person’s bodily fluids.

Can you wash your face after Juvederm?

You can wash your face following Juvederm injections but be sure to wash it very gently. Avoid massaging the treated area for about six hours after treatment.

Does Juvederm dissolve over time?

Yes, Juvederm fillers naturally dissolve over time. Juvederm fillers typically last for 6-18 months.

Does Juvederm expand?

No, Juvederm fillers will not significantly expand following injection.

Does Juvederm look natural?

Juvederm fillers are formulated to create natural-looking improvements in the face. Many patients enjoy a younger appearance following treatment.

Does Juvederm soften up?

It can take several weeks for Juvederm to soften and settle into the skin. This means that final results will not be immediately observed.

Does Juvederm stimulate collagen?

Yes, Juvederm stimulates the body’s collagen production, helping patients to enjoy more youthful-looking skin.

Does Juvederm work immediately?

Patients will be able to notice an immediate improvement following Juvederm injections, with full results seen after about two weeks.

How can I make Juvederm last longer?

In order to prolong your Juvederm results, be sure to minimize sun exposure, wear SPF when outdoors, and follow a consistent skincare routine.

How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?

Juvederm bumps may resolve on their own within a few weeks with massaging. The injections can also be diluted with a steroid anti-inflammatory called Kenalog.

How long after Juvederm will I see results?

Full Juvederm results can usually be seen after about two weeks.

How long does Juvederm last?

Juvéderm fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months.

How many syringes of Juvederm do I need for marionette lines?

The number of syringes needed will depend on the severity of your lines or wrinkles. However, most people will need one syringe per side.

How much is a syringe of Juvederm?

The cost of Juvederm may vary depending on a number of factors. To learn more about pricing, please contact our office today.

How often can juvederm be injected?

To maintain ideal results, patients should schedule Juvederm treatments every 6-18 months, depending on the specific Juvederm filler they receive.

How painful are Juvederm injections?

Juvederm injections should not be painful, as a topical numbing cream can be applied to ensure you are comfortable.