Fred M. Novice, MD is the premier location for Juvéderm® XC. Juvéderm® XC is the ideal solution for improving fine to deep wrinkles on all skin types and tones. Juvéderm® XC is an injectable hyaluronic acid gel filler that is designed to treat specific problems by plumping the skin to add volume. Juvéderm® XC is an easy, fast, in-office procedure. You will see immediate natural looking results that can last up to one year or longer, depending on the area treatments.
Dr. Novice has offered Juvéderm® XC for over 15 years in the Metro-Detroit and Windsor area and has over 25 years experience in working with different filler products.
Call today to schedule a cosmetic dermatology consultation at (248) 932.3376
How does the face age?
Losing “volume” in our faces is a normal part of aging, and the impact of significant weight loss, gravity, and over-exposure to the sun are readily apparent over the years. Each face ages in its own unique way, but gauntness, wrinkling, and vertical folds and lines on both sides of the mouth are common. The rounded fat pads in the cheeks – a hallmark of the youthful face -also thin and migrate downward as we get older, giving the face a tired or worn look.
Where Does It Work?
Everyone’s skin ages differently and Juvéderm® XC may be used to rejuvenate your areas of concern. From smile lines to vertical lip lines, you can smooth away unwanted wrinkles and restore natural contours. Dr. Novice is a very experienced injector of Juvéderm® XC and many areas he fills with this product are considered “off label” uses.
How does Juvéderm® XC Work?
Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume, creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds – like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth.
Using a dermal filler like Juvéderm® XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds.
Who can benefit from Juvéderm® XC?
Juvéderm® XC is used for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It’s also effective for rejuvenating **thin lips and restoring the ‘lip line” stopping so called “lipstick bleeding”. In some cases it has also been used for restoring volume to the cheekbones and mid-face as well as many other sites.
What is the procedure like?
The doctor will decide the best placement for Juvéderm® XC after carefully evaluating the unique way your face is aging. A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to make the procedure more comfortable; Juvéderm® XC is then injected with a very fine needle to correct the contour irregularities present on your skin.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Results of Juvéderm® XC typically last 4-8 months and sometimes much longer depending on the site injected. You may need touch-ups and repeat treatments over the years to maintain the volume and wrinkle correction you desire.
What are the Risks?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are effective and have proven to be very safe when administered in a medical setting by a qualified and trained specialist. Juvéderm® XC offers another advantage in that you don’t need to be pre-tested for allergies to the product. The hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm® XC is the same molecule as the hyaluronic acid molecule that is naturally present in your skin. We will learn about your medical history and ask you some important health questions to make sure Juvéderm® XC is a good option for you.
Side effects from Juvéderm® XC are usually minor and temporary. You may have some redness and swelling at treatment sites for a few days, along with mild bruising or skin firmness. Occasionally, uneven swelling may occur, with one side more prominent than the other. Typically, this lasts for a couple of days before it resolves spontaneously, or occasionally you return to the office for a “touch up” which evens out any irregularities.
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