JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler primarily designed to plump the thinning lips and eliminate the vertical lip lines caused by facial aging. Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Hakan Usal prefers this filler when treating the lips because it provides a smooth, natural-looking result. Learn more about this treatment during a consultation with our team!
What Makes JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC Ideal for the Lips
When plumping the lips and other areas with thin skin, it is important to use a light filler such as JUVÉDERM® ULTRA XC. This helps to achieve smooth and natural results and to prevent surface irregularities, such as bumps and dents.
This filler has a smooth particle, as opposed to a granulated one, that allows it to settle in more naturally compared to other fillers, particularly the stiffer ones.
Its main active ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a sugar compound that is naturally found in the skin that gives its youthful plumpness. However, due to aging, poor diet, and environmental factors, we produce less and less of this substance, resulting in soft tissue deflation and other signs of facial aging.
The Ideal Candidates for JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC
People with thinning lips due to soft tissue deflation caused by aging are also good candidates for this filler, which can also eliminate their vertical lip lines.
Because dermal filler injection is a noninvasive treatment, patients who are not eligible for lip implant surgery or don’t want to experience its prolonged recovery and risks may also consider this approach.
And lastly, a good candidate should have realistic goals and expectations. While fillers can plump your lips and improve their symmetry, the final results will still depend on your tissue’s “holding capacity,” skin elasticity, facial features, etc. The idea is to respect your underlying anatomies to achieve the most natural results possible and to avoid the risk of complications.
A consultation with our team in New Jersey, New York, or Turkey can help ensure this is the best treatment option for you and your goals.
During the Treatment
Treatments with this injectable option are typically short and painless! The vast majority of patients have reported no or very little pain during the treatment because JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC is already infused with a lidocaine, a potent numbing medication. For additional comfort, you may ask your doctor to use a topical numbing cream and/or ice.
Short and Long-Term Results
As a non-invasive treatment, you can resume your normal activities right after stepping out of our office.
The results of JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC are instantaneous since the hyaluronic acid binds easily with water, resulting in improved volume. However, you can expect further improvement in the coming weeks as the filler also stimulates increased collagen production. Collagen is the main structural protein that gives the skin its youthful glow, strength, and elasticity.
The results of JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC last an average of one year, but results will vary.
To learn more about the benefits of this popular lip filler, contact Dr. Usal Cosmetic Surgery Center and schedule your consultation! Our main location is in Paramus, New Jersey, but we also have locations in Suffern, New York, and Istanbul, Turkey.