Juvéderm XC is a smooth-consistency injectable gel that restores volume to the skin and smooths away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a sugar that occurs naturally in the body. In terms of the skin, HA's role is to deliver nutrients and hydration, and act as a cushioning agent. Young, healthy skin contains a lot of HA, but factors that include aging and sun exposure reduce the amount, causing skin to lose structure and volume. Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. James Gordon is well known for his expertise in refined injection techniques that restores volume and rejuvenates the aging face. Dr. Gordon is also one of 3% of doctors qualified as an ExpertInjector™ by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).
"I had my under eyes filled with Restylane to fill up the hollowness. In addition, Dr. Gordon used Juvederm on my lips to add fullness to it. I like my results very much. My eyes and lips look natural, but much better than before. Dr. Gordon has a great eye in details and also the overall balance of the facial anatomy. His office is modern and comfortable, his staff is also very polite. I highly recommend Dr. Gordon."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 16, 2015
"Full & Defined Lips. Harrison, NY - I am very pleased with Dr. Gordon's work. I went to him for lip fillers. He explained the procedure so that I knew exactly what to expect. He answered all my questions without hesitation. Throughout the procedure he made sure I was approving the way I looked along the way. It wasn't nearly as painful as I assumed it would be, I walked out of there without any bruising, just some swelling that went away after a couple of days. My lips turned out even better than I could have imagined. No duck lip, but a very natural enhanced look. Overall I had a great experience, I will definitely be returning and recommending him to all my friends!! Thank you Dr. Gordon!!"- G. / RealSelf / Jun 06, 2016
"I look like myself but well rested and more vibrant - Dr. Gordon did an amazing job restoring youth to my face. After 2 stressful years of working 80 hour work weeks I could not recognize the tired face looking back at me in the mirror. I have had genetic tear troughs and dark circles since I was about 10 years old, but the stress coupled with loss of fat in my face from aging exacerbated the problem.I was extremely nervous about getting injections so close to my eye area. The first time I had injects when I was 27 was on my nasolabial folds. I went to a dermatologist and they left my face looking lumpy. After weeks of searching reviews on this site I decided to go on a consultation with Dr. Gordon. I explained my issues, and after hearing his suggested solutions and results I could expect, I had my first round of injections the same day. No amount of filler can get rid of dark undereye circles, but at least now the hollows are filled in so concealer actually works and my face doesn't look like it's melting off.In total I had 2 syringes of Juvederm and 1 of Lyft. The first day we used only 1/2 a syringe, it wasn't enough to make my problem areas go away, but I appreciated that Dr. Gordon did not want to over fill my face and wanted to see how the product would fall in the next couple of weeks. Slowly, about every 2 weeks we added a little more for a total of 2 syringes. I did not need the full 2 under my eyes and a little went to my lips and cheeks.When I saw what a difference the filler made to my cheeks I decided to get another syringe of Lyft which is specially formulated to act like a facelift and lift up the face reducing nasolabial folds. And WOW, were the results amazing!Dr. Gordon's work looks completely natural, I feel like I look like myself , but a well rested vibrant version. My friends think I look great, but can't tell I had work done.I was able to go back to work right after the injects were done. The full recovery time was about 1 week, with minimal bruising that concealer can easily hide.I could not be happier with the work Dr. Gordon did."- 2. / RealSelf / Feb 27, 2017
"Sexy Lips - I'm Asian, 20 years old. Inherited my mom's thin lips. Was searching for the right doctor to pump up my lips. Luckily I found Dr Gordon, he used Restylane on me. It looks very natural. Thank goodness. I don't want to look like Daisy Duck. I am more than happy with my results. Now I got my sister interested. She's going to have hers done by Dr Gordon too. This is good since we both can enjoy thicker lips and people will think we were born with it."- O. / Vitals / Aug 07, 2015
"Loving my "Liquid Facelift" Westchester, NY - To be honest, "Liquid Facelift" sounds so far-fetched I never considered having it donemyself. Seeing the work of Dr Gordon's from my friends convinced me to go see him. The Dr's friendliness and integrity made me book the procedure. Dr was very upfront about what I can achieve (and not achieve) with the procedure. The "liquid" Dr Gordon used: Juvederm, Voluma that restored my facial volume and Botox which got rid of my fine lines, wrinkles. I gave the Dr office permission to upload my before/after photos. Check out the gallery, you will see me there. 2 thumbs up Dr Gordon!"- J. / RealSelf / Jul 20, 2015
About The Procedure
After discussing the patient’s medical history, concerns, and goals for the procedure in the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon will develop the patient’s unique treatment plan. Dr. Gordon completes most Juvéderm treatments in about 15 minutes in his well-equipped minor procedures room. Juvéderm is often used to treat smile lines, vertical lip lines, and other moderate to severe wrinkles on the face.
During/After The Procedure
Patients should expect to have side effects, like redness and swelling for the first 3 – 5 days after the treatment. Dr. Gordon advises patients to avoid strenuous activities for the first week and to return for a follow up appointment in 1 – 2 weeks so he can check the patient’s recovery and results.
A Juvéderm treatment can cost between $750 and $1,400, depending on the amount of Juvéderm used during the session. Dr. Gordon will be able to give a better estimate of costs after hearing the patient’s concerns and examining their face during the initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $750 - $1,400
- Recovery Time
- 3 - 5 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Juvéderm treatments create natural looking results that can last up to 1 year. Most patients schedule touch-up injections to maintain their results. Touch-up treatments tend to use fewer syringes than the original treatment, but this varies in each patient.
Juvéderm XC is most effective in improving the appearance of nasolabial folds, the lines that run from the bottom of the nose to the corner of the mouth on both sides of the face.
Original Vs. XC?
Unlike the original Juvéderm injectable gel, Juvéderm XC is infused with lidocaine to make its injection more comfortable.