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Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler used to smooth out lines in your face and restore the youthful volume that can diminish over time. From the makers of Botox, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is just one of several Juvederm fillers that can be used to refresh and revitalize your appearance. The two main ingredients found in Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are hyaluronic acid and lidocaine. Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by your body. It is a type of sugar that can hydrate the skin since it holds water, and it creates a kind of natural cushion that pumps up volume wherever it is injected. Lidocaine, the second ingredient, is a mild local anesthetic. This helps reduce any discomfort when the gel is injected into the skin.
Causes of Facial Aging
The bottom line is that facial aging is caused by time. As we age, the body naturally slows production of collagen and elastin, the primary building blocks of youthful skin. This breakdown is different for everyone, but happens to us all eventually. However, it’s not the only reason for facial aging. Sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, drug use, illness, and some medications can also contribute to the breakdown of these youthful building blocks.
How Juvederm Ultra Plus XC Can Reverse the Signs of Facial Aging
Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a thicker filler that helps restore moderate-to-severe volume loss in the face. The most notable areas of the face where Ultra Plus is used are in the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, though it’s also used in the mid-face.
Nasolabial folds are the lines visible between the nose and the corners of the mouth. These folds are commonly known as laugh lines, and with age, they can begin to look more pronounced and deeper. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can help minimize these folds. Similarly, the filler can combat marionette lines or the lines that head vertically down from the corners of your mouth to the chin. Volume loss in the mid-face, or cheek area, can cause a hollowed out appearance. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can refill that area, plumping up the cheeks and gently lifting loose skin hanging below the jawline.