Dermal fillers can add volume and definition to cheeks, jawline, chin, nose, and lips. Depending on the type of filler and the desired result, these injectables can reduce wrinkles or smooth out lines around the mouth, forehead, and eyes. Fillers can also enhance other facial features, such as increasing lip volume or creating a more angular chin or jawline.
At Vegas Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC to help you increase the volume of your lips.
Juvederm® Ultra XC
Juvéderm Ultra XC is an injectable filler used for plumping the lips. Ultra XC is part of the popular Juvéderm line, which features a variety of dermal fillers, including products for the cheeks, jawline, cheekbones, and under-eye area.
The XC products set themselves apart from other fillers by incorporating lidocaine for ultimate comfort.
What Is It?
Juvéderm Ultra XC is a cosmetic injectable that adds natural-looking fullness to thin lips. The Ultra XC injectable can make your lips look more prominent and smoother by adding synthetic hyaluronic acid to the lip structure.
How Long Does It Last?
Juvéderm Ultra XC can last anywhere from six months to one year when injected into the lips. The results may vary from person to person, depending on the amount of filler used. The components of the filler will slowly metabolize over time, dissolving naturally beneath the lips.
How Does It Work?
Juvéderm Ultra XC uses synthetic hyaluronic acid to increase the volume inside the lips. When injected beneath the skin, the molecules in the Ultra XC solution expand and stretch. This process creates a natural-looking fullness that makes your lips appear plumper.
How Long Does a Session Take?
At Vegas Plastic Surgery Institute, Juvéderm injectables come with a short treatment time. The entire Juvéderm Ultra XC session takes only 15 to 30 minutes. If you receive Ultra XC injections and another treatment, your session may take longer.
Why Do People Choose Fillers Over Botox?
BOTOX® is not part of the filler family but rather a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators interact directly with the nerves and muscles beneath your skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This cosmetic injectable subdues excessive movement of the skin, keeping it fixed in a tight, smooth position.
While we exclusively use Juvéderm Ultra XC for lip treatments, Botox still offers certain cosmetic benefits. The neuromodulation effects can prevent wrinkles and fine lines from forming on and around the lips and other areas of the face.
Our board-certified plastic surgeons will help you determine whether Juvéderm or Botox is a better option for your aesthetic goals.
You’re in Good Hands With VPSI
Vegas Plastic Surgery Institute is a full-scope plastic and reconstructive surgery practice, offering both head-to-toe reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. Our doctors and team abide by uncompromising standards to provide you with a high level of care and a positive experience in a judgment-free zone. Schedule a consultation at our Las Vegas office today at (702) 727-8500.