What is Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC?
Slightly thicker than Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC is injected into the mid and deep dermis allowing for greater volume deposition over a larger area.
With over 3,000 Juvéderm® injections, Dr. Taylor is highly experienced in providing clients with the desired results. Juvéderm® Ultra XC and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC are available to you at our Cape Coral location.
Juvéderm® was introduced to the market in 2006. It is hyaluronic acid and exists naturally in all living organisms. It is a universal component of the spaces between the cells of the body (extracellular space). Our skin houses the vast majority (56%) of hyaluronic acid, with the remainder found in muscles and bone. A polysaccharide or natural sugar, it has an identical chemical structure in all species and tissue types. It is harvested from a variety of sources: plant, animal or non-animal (simple bacteria).Juvéderm® is fully biocompatible, and allergy testing is not required.
As we get older, our skin cells lose their ability to produce hyaluronic acid. Additionally, hyaluronic acid’s molecular weight decreases with age, so that it does not hold water as well as before.
Hyaluronic acid is commonly used in moisturizers and cosmetics because of its efficiency at holding on to water. Even while a hyaluronic acid fill is being naturally degraded, what remains of the filler attracts water from the body,. That function allows it to hold its shape even longer and able to maintain its volume until it is almost entirely degraded. Because the body has its system for absorbing hyaluronic acid, it disappears over time without a trace.
How Long Does Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Last?
Juvéderm® is proven to deliver long-lasting results. Studies have shown that Juvéderm®effects last for about 6 months. It is a natural cosmetic filler injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles. To help maximize patient comfort, the treatment area is anesthetized with a topical cream or nerve block before injecting Juvéderm. In contrast, Botox® Cosmetic is a drug that relaxes the muscles causing the wrinkles.
What Else do I need to Know about Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?
The most common side effects include redness, swelling, pain, itching, discoloration, bruising, and tenderness.
Juvéderm® should not be used if you:
- Have severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis or a history of multiple severe allergies.
- Have a history of allergies to gram-positive bacterial proteins since there is a trace amount in the product.
- Have a known susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring.
- Are taking immunosuppressive medications.
- Are pregnant or nursing.
On the day of your appointment allow time beforehand for filling out forms and for consulting with the doctor or a member of her staff. The doctor will determine where to administer the injections by examining which areas need to be filled. The entire procedure is simple and convenient, typically completed in less than an hour and results are practically instantaneous!
You can also save time during your first appointment by completing the necessary forms prior to your visit. Click HERE to download your forms.
Dr. Taylor offers the Alle® reward program,
a program that allows you to earn points and save on future
treatments or purchases with all participating products.
What special promotions are available and how do they work?
You can sign up for email notifications and Dr. Taylor will alert you when special promotions may occur.
Which products are included within Alle ®
You can earn points and redeem coupons for the following Allergan products and treatments:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic – Points can only be earned on treatments with out-of-pocket costs greater than $200.
- JUVÉDERM ULTRA® XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
- JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
Do my points ever expire?
Yes, points will expire 9 months from the date issued.
How do I access my Alle ® account?
Once registered, there are many ways you can access your account.