JUVEDERM® San Antonio
JUVÉDERM® XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to reduce the prominence of wrinkles around the mouth and nose. Dr. Constance Barone is happy to offer JUVÉDERM® XC at her San Antonio practice for patients who want to achieve younger-looking skin. To learn more about this and other dermal fillers Dr. Barone offers, contact our office today.
How JUVÉDERM® Works
JUVÉDERM® XC is an injectable gel that contains cross-linked hyaluronic acid, a substance that our bodies naturally produce. Without hyaluronic acid, the skin loses structure and volume, and begins to form wrinkles. JUVÉDERM® XC is approved to treat wrinkles that surround the nose and mouth (sometimes called "parentheses" lines), as well as marionette lines and vertical lines on the chin.
Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to create a plumping, volumizing effect in the skin. JUVÉDERM® XC is produced using HYLACROSS™ technology that makes this dermal filler exceptionally smooth and long lasting. Injected by a practiced professional like Dr. Barone, JUVÉDERM® XC can produce wrinkle-filling results for up to a year. Your results are designed to look beautiful, yet natural, so most people will have no idea that you have received injections unless you tell them.
How JUVÉDERM® XC is Injected
JUVÉDERM® XC is injected directly within the dermis of the skin using a very small needle.
Dr. Barone will speak with patients and evaluate their faces to determine where and how much medication will be injected in each area. Treatment takes only a few minutes, and patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately after it is complete.
JUVÉDERM® XC contains lidocaine, an anesthetic that provides a numbing effect so patients are more comfortable during treatment. After this dermal filler has been injected in the targeted areas, Dr. Barone may massage the area to help prevent swelling, and to help the filler material properly absorb within the dermis.
Why Choose JUVÉDERM® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC is the only dermal filler available that is made with HYLACROSS™ technology, which gives this gel a smooth consistency. Other hyaluronic acid filers are usually made with a more grainy consistency. Because JUVÉDERM® XC is smooth, it is better absorbed by the skin and creates a more rejuvenated appearance.
JUVÉDERM® XC comes with lidocaine so patients are more comfortable during injection. Patients can enjoy beautiful results with little discomfort.
This dermal filler is the first hyaluronic acid approved by the FDA to treat patients with dark skin, as it has proven not to increase the risk of hyperpigmentation or scarring.
JUVÉDERM® XC can be used in areas where injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot. In fact, JUVÉDERM® XC is a great treatment to receive in conjunction with BOTOX® Cosmetic for a more comprehensive rejuvenating effect.
To learn more about JUVÉDERM® XC and the other dermal fillers we offer, contact Dr. Barone's office today. We can help you determine which fillers are right for you, and help suggest other nonsurgical and surgical treatments that can help restore a youthful appearance.