JUVÉDERM® XC dermal filler is a nonsurgical treatment for nasolabial folds and other facial wrinkles. Using a fine needle, it is eased under the skin to fill the soft tissue of the dermis. This adds volume and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and folds instantly.
JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is generally well tolerated. Most side effects are mild to moderate in nature and their duration is short (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection site reactions such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection, but it is rare.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally biocompatible, which means allergy skin testing is not required prior to treatment. Because JUVÉDERM® injectable gel is a non-surgical, in-office treatment, most patients experience minimal recovery and downtime.