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Sunnyvale Dermatology

603 S. Knickerbocker Dr.

Sunnyvale,  CA   94087

(408) 736-0441

Diseases and Surgery of the Skin

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Bernard Recht


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What is Juvederm XC?

Juvederm is an injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. As you age, your skin reduces its production of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. Over time, the loss of HA results in facial wrinkles and folds which can be corrected with Juvederm injection. Juviderm XC is formulated with lidocaine, a common anesthetic to provide a more comfortable experience during  and after treatment.

What does Juvederm XC do?

Juvederm injectable gel replaces the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.  Juvederm is the first smooth-consistency HA gel and the only HA filler that’s FDA approved to last up to a year.

What results can I expect from Juviderm XC?

Treatment with Juviderm XC is a quick, in-office procedure with minimal down time. Juviderm XC is gently injected into the top layers of skin to instantly smooth out the wrinkles and folds on your face. 

What are the side effects of injectable Juvederm?

The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, and bruising. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (less that 7 days).