As you age, your skin loses elasticity and moisture. This normal aging process, combined with environmental factors like sun exposure, causes different lines to form in the face and become more noticeable over the years. Water’s Edge Dermatology offers the Juvéderm family of hyaluronic acid fillers to address several facial concerns.

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is a long-lasting solution used to smooth away the deeper lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Juvéderm Ultra adds fullness to your lips. The results are so natural-looking that Juvéderm treatments have become the most popular collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the United States.

What is Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC and how does it work?

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is a smooth gel made of hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your body that helps add volume and hydration. It creates a fuller, more youthful appearance by plumping the skin to add volume and smooth the lines and folds around your nose and mouth, including:

  • Parentheses lines (also known as smile lines – the creases that run from the bottom of your nose to the corners of your mouth)
  • Marionette lines (the vertical creases that run from the corners of your lips toward your chin)
  • Vertical lines above your lips
  • Lines at the corners of your lips 

What can I expect from Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC treatment?

First, your Water’s Edge Dermatology practitioner will discuss your treatment goals with you to determine where to administer the injections. The provider then eases Juvéderm injectable gel under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, like your smile lines or parentheses. The injection contains a common anesthetic (lidocaine) to reduce discomfort. A Juvéderm Ultra Plus treatment takes about 15 minutes and requires no recovery time.

When will I see results and how long will they last?

You will see results immediately! Just after your procedure, you will see your wrinkles and folds reducing. This non-surgical treatment is safe, effective and lasts for up to one year depending on the areas treated. Most patients only need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing.

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