If you know anything about facial fillers, you have probably heard of Juvederm®. It is a popular filler that has been used by thousands over the years. What you may not yet know is that there are options even under the Juvederm® name. Juvederm® includes several different fillers that offer different results. Juvederm® Ultra XC is one of those fillers.
Both Juvederm® and Juvederm® Ultra XC are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, and they are both injected into the skin. They also add volume to the skin and smooth out wrinkles. Both products are created with the same process to make smoother skin and give predictable results to every patient.
While there are many similarities between the two products, there are also a few differences. Cross-linking within the product gives the patient stability. Juvederm® has a lot more cross-linking in its formula than the Ultra XC version. The ultra version has more filling ability, but the regular product is thicker and more stable.
Juvederm® Ultra XC will be injected deeper into the skin while Juvederm® goes into higher areas. Both versions are effective at improving folds and wrinkles, but the Ultra product has slightly better results from the studies that have been done over the past few years. Ultra XC also lasts a bit longer than Juvederm® with patients clocking in results for up to one year instead of 9 months.
Juvederm® Ultra XC is great for lip enhancements and can work well on the deepest wrinkles. It is also good at treating volume loss and shaping the face into a better contour. Juvederm® is perfect for moderate wrinkles and scar correction. It can also work well on slight lip enhancements. Both products work well, but patients should examine their needs and decide which would work better for their specific desires.
If you are considering any type of Juvederm® product or treatment, our medical team at Rao Dermatology help. You can point out your trouble areas and get recommendations from our treatment providers regarding which product would work best for you. If you are going to go through the procedure, you want to make sure you get the best filler possible for your situation.
At Rao Dermatology, we also provide some other treatments to answer any other concerns you might have. Contact us today to set up a consultation at any of our various locations and you can see why we provide some of the best service possible.