Juvederm injectable fillers are among the most sought after minimally-invasive dermal fillers for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. These temporary fillers are made with a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, and Juvederm Ultra has been deemed one of the “next generation” fillers available in the United States.
Unlike other fillers that are made with suspended gel particles, Juvederm Ultra is made entirely out of a smooth gel, helping to create a very smooth, flawless finish. Here’s a closer look at Juvederm Ultra, and its benefits and drawbacks:
What Is Juvederm Ultra?
Juvederm Ultra is a colorless, hylauronic acid gel that is injected directly into the facial tissue to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. It is particularly effective for smoothing our wrinkles and lins around the nose and mouth, and since it is made with a compound that is already found in the body, there is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. The filler is designed to add volume to the facial tissue and create a smoother, more youthful look.
The filler is currently available at medical spas, cosmetic surgery centers and aesthetic surgery centers around the United States, and must be administered by a licensed physician.
Benefits of Juvederm Ultra
Juvederm Ultra can be injected into the facial tissue with local anesthesia, and the procedure typically takes no longer than 30 minutes. This means that individuals can undergo a procedure over their lunch hour. Some of the key benefits of Juvederm Ultra include:
Can smooth out moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds
Results can be seen immediately
Only a single treatment is required to see immediate results
The filler lasts about 9 months to a year
Minimal side effects
No risk of an allergic reaction to the filler’s compounds
Drawbacks of Juvederm Ultra
While Juvederm Ultra offers a number of benefits over other dermal fillers on the market, there are some drawbacks to keep in mind. Some people will experience side effects that can last up to seven days, such as redness, pain or tenderness in the treated area, bumps and lumps, itching, skin discoloration and swelling of the skin tissues. There is also a risk of infection at the injection site. Only a licensed physician or medical practitioner can determine whether you are a good candidate for this anti-aging treatment, and will conduct a thorough skin evaluation.
Individuals who have certain types of allergies, very sensitive skin, and those considering a laser treatment or chemical peel may not be good candidates for Juvederm Ultra because there is a risk of an inflammatory reaction in the treatment area. Studies about the safety of Juvederm Ultra in patients with a history of pigmentation disorders has not been studies.
Learn more about Juvederm and other fillers in our injectable filler guide, or consult with a medical spa in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for Juvederm Ultra.