Alchemy 43 is an aesthetics bar that specializes in various cosmetic microtreatments, including facial contouring, neuromodulators, and fillers. Located in Beverly Hills, the trained, licensed staff of medical specialists at Alchemy 43 customizes treatment plans based on your aesthetic goals.

Our medical specialists have the knowledge, experience, and skill to meet your unique goals with results that are consistent and effective. For example, if you have facial lines or creases that make you appear older than you are, you may be considering your options for restoring volume and contour to your face.

As a result, you might want to consider treatment with Juvéderm Ultra XC, a minimally-invasive injectable dermal filler from pharmaceutical maker Allergan designed to minimize facial wrinkles as well as reduce scarring and add volume to the lips.

What Is Juvéderm Ultra XC?

It is an injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler designed to improve the appearance of wrinkles and/or scars, not unlike the Restylane line of fillers. It can also enhance your lips by adding or restoring fullness and volume.

Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating substance that is a natural part of your body. It serves to cushion and lubricate various joints and tissues, including eyes, skin, and more.

Juvedérm Ultra XC helps retain your skin’s volume, pliability, and shape. When injected into the targeted area, it helps reduce or soften the appearance of moderate to severe facial lines around the forehead, mouth, and nose.

It can also help minimize scars or plump lips that have thinned due to aging, although results can vary.

What Are the Benefits of Juvéderm Ultra XC?

The Juvéderm Ultra XC treatment is versatile enough to address wrinkles, lines, and scars on various parts of the face. When injected, it fills in lines, creases, folds, and depleted facial areas. By replenishing the body’s storage of hyaluronic acid, your skin appears smoother and more voluminous, giving you a more youthful-looking appearance. To view patient results of hyaluronic acid treatment, visit our before and after photos.

At Alchemy 43, we administer Juvéderm XC in the following areas:

  • Nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth
  • Horizontal frown lines on the forehead
  • Cheeks that have lost volume
  • Fine vertical lines around the lips
  • Facial scarring, including acne scars

In some cases, Juvéderm Ultra XC treatment can be administered under the eyes or on the back of the hands, two areas that can show the effects of aging, as well. It can also be combined with other facial filler treatments, such as Juvéderm Vollure or Juvéderm Voluma in order to achieve more comprehensive rejuvenation. 

What about Side Effects?

Because Juvéderm Ultra XC is formulated with hyaluronic acid, it is biocompatible with the human body. The dermal filler substance is readily absorbed and synthesized by the body.

The major benefit from this is that there are few side effects; any that do occur are typically mild and temporary. Such side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Pain or soreness
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Bruising
  • Lumps or bumps

Results can vary, depending on how you react to the treatment and how many injections you have, but the side effects should completely subside within 10-14 days. Contact us to learn more about potential side effects with injectable treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions about Juvéderm Ultra XC Treatments

Q: How is treatment with Juvéderm Ultra XC so effective?

A: One of the secrets to the effectiveness of this treatment is its use of HYLACROSS technology, which allows the gel to deliver more consistent, stable results. The product lasts longer and can be injected more precisely. Once it is injected, the filler fills in depleted areas in the skin for better volume and a smoother appearance.

Q: What if I really don’t like needles?

A: We understand your concern. First, we use ultrafine needles to inject the filler. Second, Juvéderm Ultra XC is formulated with lidocaine. Combined, they reduce pain and help manage any discomfort you may feel.

Moreover, should you still want more protection from discomfort, you may have a topical numbing cream applied to the targeted area beforehand. Tell your medical specialist about your concerns so that you have the most pleasant treatment session possible.

Q: I can’t afford much downtime – will Juvéderm Ultra XC interrupt my busy schedule?

A: We know our Los Angeles patients are busy, and this filler treatment will not significantly affect your schedule. A treatment session usually lasts 15-60 minutes, depending on the number of injections and the area(s) being treated.

Busy patients like you can immediately resume your day; however, it is recommended that you don’t exert yourself too much for the first 24-48 hours following treatment.

Q: How is Juvéderm Ultra XC different from Botox or Dysport?

A: Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm Ultra XC are different from neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport because they are formulated differently and address different types of wrinkles.

Dermal fillers address static wrinkles and lines – those that form due to aging, sun exposure, loss of skin volume, and more. They can also help plump, lift, and fill in depleted skin.

On the other hand, neuromodulators correct dynamic wrinkles – those that develop as a result of making various expressions every day. Botox and Dysport relax the muscles that are used to make those wrinkle-causing expressions, allowing the skin to lay smooth and youthful. Visit our Menu of Services to choose the right wrinkle treatment for you.

To learn more about dermal filler injections, visit WebMD.com.

Consult a Dermal Filler Specialist at Alchemy 43 Today!

For West Los Angeles patients seeking premium wrinkle treatment with Juvéderm Ultra XC, which can only be achieved with superior technique and skill, be sure to trust this treatment to trained, licensed, and experienced practitioners.

At Alchemy 43, we provide facial skin treatments in Beverly Hills and West Los Angeles. We personalize and administer treatments according to your circumstances. Call 310.905.8727 or visit us online to set up a complimentary consultation.

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