Dr. Chang and her expertly trained team of dermatology providers take the lead on these procedures in our office, using these injection techniques to bring subtle volume and brightness back into the skin. This is the best way to deplete the rough, dark shadows brought on with age, creating a fresher look.
What is JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM Voluma® XC?
JUVÉDERM® XC and Voluma® are the smooth gel fillers that our office uses to instantly smooth away wrinkles around your mouth and nose. With just one treatment, you'll get smooth and natural-looking results that last up to a year. Everyone's skin ages differently, and JUVÉDERM® XC and Voluma® may be used to rejuvenate multiple problem areas. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours.
The JUVÉDERM® collection:
- Provides instant results
- Non-surgical treatments
- Deliver natural-looking, long-lasting results
- In-office Procedures
- #1 Selling Collection of Fillers in the US
Why should I choose Integrated Dermatology for my Juvéderm treatment?
Here at Integrated Dermatology, only board certified physicians and physician assistants perform the JUVÉDERM® XC treatment. Our cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the physician who is administering your treatment.
Integrated Dermatology is a premier practice that has been consistently awarded Black Diamond Status by Allergan – we are one of the only 1% of the practices in the nation to receive this honor. What does that mean? It means we are among the top 1% providers of all Allergen product portfolio which includes JUVÉDERM® XC in the US. We are grateful for our loyal patients who have helped us achieve this honor.
How does JUVÉDERM® XC and Voluma® XC work?
JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC, you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want JUVÉDERM® XC is manufactured using HYLACROSS™ technology, creating a smooth-consistency gel. It is infused with lidocaine to improve comfort during treatment. With JUVÉDERM® XC, you get the smooth results you expect, with the improved comfort you want
Typical Problem Areas where JUVÉDERM® XC Dermal Filler Can Help
Smile Lines or "Parentheses": Smile lines, or nasolabials, run vertically from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth. This is a popular treatment that women seek help with.
Marionette Lines: Marionette lines are the vertical facial wrinkles and folds that form below the corners of the mouth. These lines can sometimes give the appearance of sagging and/or a down-turned expression.
Vertical Lines: Facial wrinkles above and around the lips can begin to appear over time due to ordinary muscle movement. However, environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking, and stress can also contribute to the formation of vertical lip lines.
Will JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?
JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when someone who is licensed, trained, treats you and who is a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your doctor about the results you want from treatment. At Integrated Dermatology, only board certified dermatologists and physician assistants use JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetics.
Does JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Most of our patients here at Integrated Dermatology require numbing cream. Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. If you are concerned about discomfort, your doctor may recommend applying a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
Our dermatology providers will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The treatment involves numbing for 30 minutes and the actual injection process takes about 45 minutes.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
Your physician will tell you what to expect following treatment with JUVÉDERM® Ultra injectable gel. Within the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages. Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the swollen area. You should ask your physician when makeup may be applied after your treatment.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results immediately after treatment with maximum results 2 weeks with results lasting up to 9-12months.
Will I need a follow up?
If this is your first time receiving JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic treatment here at Integrated Dermatology, it is recommended that you follow up with your health care provider around two weeks to make sure you have the desired effect.
Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year. It is recommended that you make your subsequent JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic treatment appointments every 9-12 months.
Do men receive JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic treatment?
Yes. JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were on men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.
Do I need a cosmetic consultation to receive JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic?
During a cosmetic consultation, our dermatologists will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. It is recommended and required to receive the treatment.
Will I be able to receive the JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic treatment at the time of my Cosmetic Consultation?
You and your dermatology provider will discuss your treatment goals and discuss with you the timing of your treatment. For the most part, JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic will not be done at the same day as the visit but sometimes it is case-by-case.
Can I receive JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic when I am pregnant or nursing?
It is not recommended to receive JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic treatment if you are pregnant or nursing.
Are there any medical conditions that prevent me from receiving JUVÉDERM® XC Cosmetic?
Your physician will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. JUVÉDERM® Ultra injectable gel should not be used in patients who have severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies, or a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins.
What are possible side effects?
The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. With JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC injectable gels, most side effects are mild or moderate and last 14 days or less. For JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, side effects are moderate (uncomfortable) and last 2 to 4 weeks.
Before the Procedure
- Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood, increasing the risk of bruising)
- Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medication ideally for a period of two weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, St. John’s Wort, ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDs are all blood thinning and can increase risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
- Schedule JUVÉDERM® appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e., wedding, vacation, family portrait, etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection which could have been avoided.
- Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment for topical anesthesia of the treatment area.
- You may apply cool/ice pack to the area for 24 hours after treatment to reduce swelling and bruising.
- You may apply Arnica gel to the area or take oral Arnica if you would like.
- AVOID Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, excessive garlic, Flax oil, Cod Liver oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after filler treatment.
- AVOID alcohol, caffeine, niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruit), spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after treatment.
- Avoid vigorous exercise and sun and heat exposure for 24 hours after treatment.
- No makeup or lipstick until the next day. Earlier use can cause small pustules.
- Do NOT touch, press, rub or manipulate the treated areas for 6 hours after treatment. You can cause irritation, sores, and/or problems, and possible scarring if you do.
- One side may heal faster than the other side.
- You must wait 2 weeks before retreating or correction.
How much does Juvederm/Voluma treatment cost?
Our Juvéderm and Voluma fillers are priced per syringe and the number of syringes needed is dependent upon the patient and desired results. Patients typically range from 1-4 syringes per treatment.
How can I save on treatments?
Enroll in Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save on JUVEDERM® Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each JUVEDERM® Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments and products (such as Botox®, Kybella®, Voluma®, Volbella®, Skin Medica®) that your healthcare provider may determine are right for you.
In addition, you can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers participating in the Brilliant Distinctions® Mall. As a member you will receive treatment reminders and information about your points balance.