JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.
What are the different types of wrinkles?
There are two different types of wrinkles:
- Dynamic wrinkles are caused when muscles contract to make facial expressions such as smiles and frowns.
- Static wrinkles develop because our skin’s natural substances (such as collagen and hyaluronic acid), which provide structure and volume, decrease over time.
What should I discuss with my doctor before getting treatment with JUVÉDERM®?
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders. You should also discuss any medications that you are currently taking that can prolong bleeding, or therapy used to decrease the body’s immune response.
What makes JUVÉDERM® different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® is the only Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler FDA-approved* to last up to one year with optimal treatment, and JUVÉDERM® was studied in all skin types. Our unique manufacturing process uses HYLACROSS™ technology to provide a high concentration of cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid.
In the United States, JUVÉDERM® is indicated for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds.)
Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment. Some subjects required up to 2 touch-ups to achieve optimal correction. This includes all JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulations.
How is JUVÉDERM® XC non-surgical filler used in treatment?
Your doctor injects JUVÉDERM® non-surgical filler into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in the treatment area and smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles such as parentheses (smile) lines and marionette lines.
What will treatment with JUVÉDERM® non-surgical filler accomplish?
JUVÉDERM® non-surgical filler will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth such as parentheses (smile) lines. Results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
Ask your doctor what you should expect from your initial treatment and when they would recommend scheduling another appointment.
Most subjects acquired optimal correction at initial treatment. Some subjects required up to 2 touch-ups to achieve optimal correction.
This includes all JUVÉDERM® injectable gel formulations.
Is treatment with JUVÉDERM® non-surgical filler painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERM® is formulated with lidocaine for a more comfortable treatment experience. We may choose to numb (anesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort.
How long does treatment usually take?
The injection process can be performed during a brief office visit. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your doctor prior to treatment. Touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less gel (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
Does the correction last forever?
Correction is temporary and may last up to one year with optimal treatment. Therefore, touch-up injections, as well as repeat injections, are usually needed to maintain optimal results. Less material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® non-surgical filler?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injections site reaction such as redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM®?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® non-surgical filler has been studied in all skin types.
Can treatment with JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC be administered at the same time?
JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC are different products approved to treat different areas of the face. Talk to us to determine the treatment plan that’s right for you.
What is the difference between JUVÉDERM® and JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
JUVÉDERM® is a non-surgical filler your doctor uses to instantly smooth out moderate to severe lines along the sides of your nose and mouth. Natural-looking results may last up to one year with optimal treatment.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first injectable gel that is FDA-approved to instantly correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area for people over 21. It adds volume, creating contour and lift for up to two years with optimal treatment.
To learn more about Juvederm Ultra plus, please call our office to schedule a consultation to see if Juvederm Ultra Plus is right for you.