Like all Juvederm products, Juvederm Ultra is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is found in the human body near connective tissues. It is the softest filler in the Juvederm family and can be used to fill in lip lines, plump up the lips, and smooth out the nasolabial folds.
Juvederm Ultra is made from a thinner substance than other products. It is designed to create definition in the face and help manage early signs of aging.
How Does It Work?
Juvederm Ultra contains hyaluronic acid and water. Whenever hyaluronic acid is combined with water, it turns into a gel-like material. When this is injected into the skin, the gel material volumizes the skin tissue. It fills in wrinkles and creates a smoother-looking appearance.
This procedure does not require significant prep or aftercare. The procedure typically takes about one hour, and patients are free to return to their daily activities afterward.
Within the first 24 hours after treatment, however, patients should avoid exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol. Failure to avoid these things can cause unwanted side effects.
Are There Side Effects?
It is a relatively painless treatment that is safe for most individuals.
Possible side effects may include:
- Skin discoloration
Talk to your practitioner to discuss potential side effects before your treatment.
Who Is an Ideal Patient?
Because Juvederm Ultra is a thin, gel-like substance, it is best for individuals who want to manage early signs of aging. Juvederm Ultra can help modify superficial to moderate wrinkles and signs of aging. It is also a great option for people who want to add a subtle fullness to their thin lips.
If a patient wants more significant corrections to be done, they should consider using Juvederm Ultra Plus instead.
How Long Does It Last?
Like most Juvederm treatments, patients can see immediate results with Juvederm Ultra. Results may last up to a year, but patients will need follow-up treatments to maintain results.