RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
One injection of Juvederm Ultra tends to last 4 to 12 months, depending how fast your body naturally breaks it down. 1 to 2 treatments per year will help maintain results. Over time, you may actually need less frequent visits and smaller doses thanks to the long-term benefits of creating new collagen.
Juvederm Ultra Plus (Allergan) is a thicker version of it’s sister dermal filler, Juvederm Ultra, which is why it is used to correct more severe facial wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds (the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), and marionette lines (the lines from the corners of your mouth down toward your jawline) and to fill in depressed areas in the cheeks. It may also be used in a “liquid face lift” procedure to sculpt and reshape facial contours or as a hand rejuvenation treatment. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the exact same formula, but contains lidocaine, an anesthetic, to make the injection more comfortable.
Juvederm Ultra Plus is made with a hyaluronic acid gel. “Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that’s found naturally in your skin and makes your joint spaces feel slippery. Its function is to absorb water, deliver nutrients and act as a cushioning agent. So when you inject it into your skin, it acts like a sponge and expands to fill in wrinkles and folds and support sunken areas,” explains Dr. Debra Wattenberg, who specializes in cosmetic dermatology in her New York City boutique clinic, SkincareRX, and is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital. The extra water brought to the skin’s surface also imparts a fresh, glowing radiance and a soft, supple skin texture. These injections induce a robust production of collagen, which helps to further firm and plump your skin and reduce wrinkles over time.
WHO IS Juvederm Ultra Plus® FOR?
Juvederm Ultra Plus treatments show results on all skin types and skin colors, but are ideal for those seeking to smooth deep wrinkles and folds, and plump areas with moderate to deep skin depression or fat loss. They are also ideal for those seeking to rejuvenate the skin on their hands.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use dermal fillers. Anyone who has recently used blood thinners or has a bleeding disorder should also avoid dermal fillers. You should be cautious if you’ve had previous bad allergic reactions that have required in-hospital treatment.
HOW IS Juvederm Ultra Plus® DONE?
Juvederm Ultra Plus treatments are fast and relatively painless. Typically, a local or topical anesthetic is first applied to eliminate any discomfort. Once that takes effect, the dermal filler, a thin gel-like substance, is injected into the target area using a tiny, fine needle.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF Juvederm Ultra Plus®?
There is no downtime associated with Juvederm Ultra Plus treatments. Immediate visible side effects are minimal and may include temporary redness, tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, and can easily be concealed with makeup.
In rare cases, small bumps may appear under the skin at the injection site. If they don’t dissipate within a week, check back in with your doctor.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF Juvederm Ultra Plus®?
Everyone can experience different results. A dose in one woman can result in a dramatic change, while it may have a very minimal impact on someone else. The effects of a Juvederm Ultra Plus injection should be immediate, with continuous correction as new collagen regenerates. The area of injection should instantly appear smoother and fuller, with more volume and definition than before receiving the treatment.
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
One injection of Juvederm Ultra Plus should last 6 to 12 months, depending on how fast your body will naturally break it down. 1 to 2 treatments per year will help maintain results. Over time, you may actually need less frequent visits and smaller doses thanks to the long-term benefits of creating new collagen.