Injected directly into targeted areas of the skin, Juvéderm reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds while also smoothing skin for an overall enhanced appearance.
Juvéderm XC is a new, FDA-approved formula of the effective Juvéderm dermal filler that contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, to minimize the mild discomfort previously associated with this treatment. This eliminates the need for additional anesthetic, as well as the wait time of up to 30 minutes for the numbness to take effect.
The lidocaine contained within this injection takes only seconds to spread across the treatment area. Results are reported to last up to a year, making Juvéderm one of the most commonly requested treatments at our Honolulu practice.
JUVÉDERM XC injections take about 15 minutes to administer in our office. Given under the skin in the targeted area to add volume or fill in wrinkles and folds. Afterward, Dr. Maehara may gently massage the treated area(s) to ensure comfort and results.
What should I expect after Juvederm injections?
Once treatment is completed, patients can return, with virtually no downtime, to their regular activities. For the first 24 hours after treatment, to reduce the risk of complications, patients should avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol consumption.
The results of JUVÉDERM XC are visible immediately after injection; any swelling and bruising, to which ice can be applied, should subside during the next few days. Results can last 6 to 9 months, and, in some cases, up to a year. However, according to its manufacturer, “Results from injectable dermal filler vary and correction is temporary. Supplemental ‘touch up’ treatments may be required to achieve and maintain optimal correction of . . . wrinkles and folds.”