As we age, our cheeks tend to drop, creating deeper grooves between the nose and mouth and at the corners of the mouth. We call these nasolabial folds, oral commissure grooves, and marionette lines. Fillers such as Juvederm® can be placed under the skin surface to soften these grooves and decrease the shadowing, producing a natural rejuvenated appearance.
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC can also be injected directly into the lips in order to create slightly fuller, more natural and youthful looking lips as well as in the vertical lines that appear above the lips.
As one of the top users of Juvedérm® Ultra Plus XC in the nation, Dr. Michael Sullivan has been injecting Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC since the product was introduced. Our Nurse Injectors graduated from Dr. Mike’s comprehensive Wrinkle Filler training program; their expertise and professionalism combined with their caring nature makes our team one of the best in the country.
- One week prior, avoid all products containing aspirin, non-steroidal inflammatory medications (Motrin, Advil, Aleve and Ibuprofen) and high doses of Vitamin C and E, as these products may increase your risk of bruising.
- Juvedérm® Ultra Plus XC results are expected to last between 4-6 months. Evidence has shown that having a touch up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. The amount of improvement is always dictated by the amount of filler which is injected
- The most common side effects are temporary and mild in intensity and may include swelling, tenderness, redness and bruising. You may use an ice pack for a few hours following your injection to alleviate any swelling/discomfort. Use caution and place a thin piece of fabric between the ice pack and your skin.
- Strenuous exercise, alcoholic beverages and extended exposure to heat and sun should be avoided for 24 hours following your injection.
- Please alert Dr. Sullivan if you have previously suffered from cold sores so that medication can be prescribed to minimize reoccurrence.
- Please make sure you eat before your scheduled appointment. We do not want you to become light-headed with the procedure. Excessive amounts of caffeine may heighten your sensitivity to the injection.
Results are instant but you may experience some swelling.
Please call our office at 614-436-8888 and our reception staff will be happy to assist you with scheduling. Dr. Sullivan schedules injections on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our Nurse Injectors are available to perform injections Monday through Friday and occasionally on Saturday.
What can I expect after the procedure?
Patients can usually expect some minor swelling and redness in the area that lasts for one to two hours. Cool compresses are immediately applied in the office before you are discharged, and we encourage you to continue using compresses intermittently for a few hours. It’s rare for patients to experience pain in the area, and bruising is usually minimal. You can apply makeup the same day as the injection. There are no activity restrictions after having your procedure.
On average, results with Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC will last around six months. It’s possible, however, that your results can last up to twelve months. An individual may need two to three injections per year. Evidence has shown that having a touch-up treatment before the product is fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.
Is Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC safe?
There are a number of filler options currently available. All provide safe and reliable results. The type of material selected by you and your doctor depend on the location that you are treating and your individual goals. Dr. Sullivan will help you select a product that is right for you. Most current filler substances use collagen, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxyapatite. These products are known to the Columbus community as Juvéderm®(Ultra, Ultra Plus XC, Volbella, Voluma, Vollure), Restylane®, Hyalaform, Artefill®, and Radiesse®. We use the most up-to-date fillers and continue to keep our patients informed on new products as they emerge.
Side effects of Juvéderm®® Ultra Plus XC are usually mild to moderate, lasting just a few days, and include temporary injection site reactions such as pain, redness, firmness, swelling, and bumps. For more information please click on the “About Safety” link at juvederm.com or call the Allergan Product Support line at 1-877-345-5382.
The Sullivan Difference
We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We are not here to simply sell you a new product or service. Our prescriptive skin care approach provides you with a highly-customized solution that meet your specific needs. Dr. Michael Sullivan, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, will evaluate you, listen to your concerns, and then guides you to the optimal treatment regimen. Our skin care specialist will serve as your personal concierge throughout the process to answer your questions, address your concerns, and teach you how to properly care for your skin.