Do you feel like you notice new signs of aging every time you look in the mirror? If so, you know that the lips and skin around the mouth are often most prone to developing fine lines. These lines can make your lips appear less full, and wrinkles around your mouth can make you appear older than you actually are. At Glowtox in NYC, we’re proud to offer Juvederm Ultra XC: an injectable treatment designed to restore volume and fullness to your lips and help create a more youthful appearance.
What Is Juvederm Ultra XC?
Juvederm Ultra XC is a clear, injectable gel with a hyaluronic acid base. Hyaluronic acid is a complex sugar found naturally in the body, and this gel is able to be molded to perfectly blend into your skin and safely dissolve over time.
Injecting the gel allows us to smooth wrinkles, folds, and fine lines: especially around the mouth. The gel also contains a small amount of local anesthetic (lidocaine), which helps alleviate discomfort during injection. This treatment is able to create instant, noticeable volume in and around your lips, erase fine lines, and give you a confidence boost in one easy appointment.
Our lips are sometimes ignored when it comes to anti-aging treatments. Yet telltale lines can make you appear older, and loss of volume can make you feel less confident in your appearance. Losing lip volume and developing fine lines around your mouth is a natural part of aging, but it’s not something you need to live with thanks to Juvederm Ultra XC.
Due to its natural base, this treatment is safe and approved for almost every patient over 21, and treatments are highly personalized thanks to the way the gel can be injected and molded to provide volume where you need it most.
Thanks to its minimally invasive nature, you can return to your normal activities right after your appointment with zero downtime required. Best of all, this treatment offers results that can last up to a year, allowing you to live your life without worrying about your appearance.
What Can I Expect?
When you decide to pursue this treatment, our dedicated staff is here to walk with you along the way. Here is a general idea of what you can look forward to when you choose Juvederm Ultra XC:
Before treatment, you’ll sit down with one of our experienced doctors for an initial consultation. During this appointment, your doctor will explain the treatment process, answer your questions, and determine whether this treatment is right for you based on your medical history and past lip injections.
They will also examine your mouth area, noting the appearance of fine lines and loss of volume in the target area. This allows them to map out the best sites for injection. Once you are approved for treatment, your doctor will give you any specific instructions you may need to prepare for treatment.
On the day of your appointment, you should avoid wearing lipstick or any lip products if possible. Your doctor will clean your lips and the area around your mouth and then apply a numbing cream for your comfort. Next, your doctor will insert a small needle into your skin to create an entry point for a special tool called a microcannula.
This thin, hollow tube is used to deliver the gel into the area surrounding the injection site. Your doctor will need to make fewer injections thanks to this specialized tool, minimizing discomfort during treatment and bruising during the healing process. Using the microcannula, your doctor will insert the gel into the predetermined areas of your lips and skin around your mouth and build volume, which will be instantly visible.
A normal appointment takes less than half an hour, but it’s common to combine this treatment with other anti-aging treatments, which can result in a longer appointment. You can see your initial results, including fuller lips and less noticeable fine lines, right after your doctor is finished. However, swelling in this area will need to subside before your final results are visible. You can return to your normal activities directly after treatment.
For the first 24-48 hours, mild swelling and discomfort are normal in the lips. You may notice that your lips are tender for the first week after treatment. To encourage healing, avoid wearing any makeup or skincare products on or around the mouth, and try to avoid touching, rubbing, or pressing on your lips.
As swelling subsides, you will be able to see your final results. You should notice decreased fine lines in the lips, fuller volume, a more defined shape, and fewer wrinkles and lines around the mouth. In general, results last up to one year, and most patients return to maintain their ideal image.
Am I an Ideal Candidate?
This treatment is ideal for adults who want a simple, long-lasting way to correct the lack of volume and fine lines caused by age in the mouth area. It is considered safe and effective for most patients, but you should consult your doctor to help determine your candidacy for treatment.
Contact Us Today!
If you’re ready to learn more about how Juvederm Ultra XC can instantly transform your lips and erase fine lines, contact Glowtox in New York City, NY to set up an initial consultation today! We look forward to serving you.