JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS XC®
Sometimes called “liquid facelifts”, injectable dermal fillers offer a safe, comfortable, effective method of rejuvenating your skin and bringing back a youthful, healthy glow to your face, without the high cost and long downtime associated with invasive surgical procedures. As we age, our skin naturally loses critical substances such as hyaluronic acid (HA), which helps the skin draw in and retain water. When we are young and our HA levels are high, our skin appears plump, full, smooth, and healthy; unfortunately, as we age and HA levels decrease, the skin becomes rough, dry, drawn, tired, and wrinkled. The JUVÉDERM® family of dermal fillers works by restoring your skin’s HA levels, resulting in added volume and hydration. Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ is specifically formulated to fill in and smooth problem area around the nose and mouth, such as “smile lines”, “laugh lines”, or “parenthesis”—nasolabial folds that run from the bottom of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
At Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness in Los Gatos, California, Drs. Arbella Sarkis and Esther Chen are pleased to offer Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ and the Juvéderm family of injectables. Gentle Touch Aesthetics and Wellness is not your average med spa. Instead, it is a medical aesthetics practice bringing a unique, holistic approach to the world of aesthetic treatments. Our physicians, offer each and every patient a powerful combination of medical skill and warm, compassionate bedside manner. Their goal is to treat your aesthetic problems at the source, from the inside out, and they will work with you to review all your dermal filler options and help you select the ideal dermal filler, or combination of fillers, to achieve your optimal results.
WHY JUVÉDERM ULTRA PLUS XC® INJECTABLE GEL?
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ is a “next-generation” dermal filler organically derived from hyaluronic acid (HA). Unlike other collagen-based fillers which simply “fill in” folds and lines, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ actually replaces the HA that your skin has lost over time, causing the skin to naturally retain moisture and giving it a plump, full, smooth appearance. The additional plumpness and volume of the skin eliminates folds and wrinkles and restores the skin’s healthy, youthful appearance.
Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ is administered in an easy, and in as short as a 15-minute office visit, during which the practitioner will gently ease the smooth gel into the underlying layers of skin. Because Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ is infused with a small dose of lidocaine (a local anesthetic), the injection is as comfortable and painless as possible. Results are instantaneous, and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately. As with all dermal fillers, the results of Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC™ are long-lasting but not permanent, and periodic follow-up treatments are recommended for optimal results.