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What is Juvederm Ultra Plus?
Juvederm Ultra Plus is one of many products in the Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers and has been used effectively for several decades.
Juvederm Ultra Plus consists of a very robust but flexible gel that can help provide a more dramatic improvement for deeper, more severe wrinkles and lines as well as giving volume to the lips or other facial structures with volume depletion.
Juvederm Ultra Plus differs from other Juvederm products in its cross-linking of hyaluronic acid (HA) formulation to create a more flexible, longer-lasting product where it’s needed most, such as the dynamic folds of the smile lines and lower face wrinkles. Its formula utilizes a very high percentage of cross-linking (about 11%). This means its HA molecules are more tightly-bound, making it great for deeper, more severe facial wrinkles as well as providing volume and structure to the lips.
Deep lines tend to form in certain areas of the face, such as our smile and marionette lines, as our skin loses its flexibility and hydration with age. There are also genetic reasons for lack of volume in the skin that can be corrected with dermal fillers, such as lips, cheeks, and chin. Juvederm Ultra Plus is typically injected deeper into the skin to reduce and soften moderate to severe folds and wrinkles. Deeper injection sites along with a more robust formula make Juvederm Ultra Plus a great agent of change for these deep lines.
It is effectively used on perioral areas (around the mouth and to provide more volume to the lips) as well as other facial areas with deep folds or lack of volume.
In a review of dermal filler publications (found here), 81% of Juvederm Ultra Plus patients reported clinically significant improvements beyond 9 months after initial injections.
Taking into account the variability in each patient’s body, it’s safe to say Juvederm Ultra Plus tends to last anywhere from 6-12 months on average.
According to Juvederm, the most commonly observed side effects are redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. These side effects tend to be mild, and they should dissipate within several days depending on the treatment site.
Dr. Brandish uses a smooth tipped cannula to inject dermal fillers which significantly reduces bruising and downtime, making the procedure much safer to administer.
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a strong but malleable, highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid-based filler, making it an effective solution for restoring natural volume and softening severe wrinkles. It’s robust enough to effectively tackle deep lines with great longevity, and yet flexible enough to allow for a natural look and feel at injection sites.
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