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Juvederm Ultra Plus

Everything you need to know about Juvederm Ultra Plus

When it comes to cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, one of the most popular innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology are dermal fillers. These cosmetic injectables have become an amazing option for lip augmentation, replacing volume loss, and treating fine lines and wrinkles. From celebrities like Kylie Jenner to soccer moms, dermal fillers are fast, effective, non-invasive, and require little downtime. For reducing smile lines to treating facial volume loss to enhancing thin lips, dermal fillers have allowed patients of all skin types to feel like the most radiant versions of themselves.

Juvederm is one of the hottest names in dermal fillers, and the Juvederm family of products all share the same active ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers are designed to ignite natural elastin and collagen production, which can help with volume loss on the mid face, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What some consider to be their coup d’état, however, is their lip augmentation filler: Allergan’s Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. This lip filler is designed to volumize the lips, creating a plump, beautiful look.

If you are considering lip enhancement, treating smile lines, marionette lines, or replacing volume loss, board-certified, New York dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green can provide you with the look you crave. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate Botox injections and Juvederm Ultra Plus into her private dermatology practice. With over 25 years of expertise in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Green is consistently voted one of the best dermatologists in NYC by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. Whether it is the best Botox in NYC, skin care, laser skin tightening, Dr. Green will provide you the very best in facial rejuvenation.

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What is Juvederm Ultra Plus?

From Allergan, the makers of Botox, the Juvederm family of products is FDA-approved to treat volume loss and facial wrinkles through hyaluronic acid fillers, which are essentially injectable gels. Juvederm has a variety of products to improve the facial contours of various target areas of the face. Their unique composition are tailored to optimize volume and collagen production in different areas of your face, from the lips, to cheeks, chin, and marionette lines.

Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are designed to treat natural age-related volume loss along the midface. Volume loss is a symptom of the natural aging process when you lose the collagen in your face and the fat pads that previously gave your face a smooth, tight, and youthful appearance are displaced. The result can be hollow-looking eye sockets, flat cheeks, and sagging skin that hangs along the jawline – called jowls. Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure, and Juvederm Vollure XC are all tailored to treat these mild and moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds that naturally occur due to aging, such as the nasolabial folds (“smile lines”) and marionette lines (under the chin). Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and their XC counterparts are all designed to enhance the lips.

Though Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Ultra are both FDA-approved for lip enhancement, Juvederm Ultra Plus is one of the denser gel treatments that Allergan offers and provides patients with a fuller experience and enhancement. Additionally, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are able to treat deeper folds and wrinkles around the face, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. If you’re looking for a voluminous lip that provides you with a pillowy pout, like the Kardashians, Juvederm Ultra Plus is an excellent choice.

What is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a hyaluronic acid filler with the same essential make-up as Juvederm Ultra Plus. The primary difference lies in the “XC”; any Juvederm product with “XC” indicates the addition of 0.3% lidocaine, an anesthetic that is designed to make the experience of the injectable as pain-free as possible.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC still has all the benefits of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance found naturally in the human body that helps to create elastin and collagen. Elastin and collagen production are essential to youthful, radiant skin, and hyaluronic acid fillers are able to boost these natural processes to increase volume and reduce the signs of aging on the skin.

How do Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC compare?

Both Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC have the same basic formula, and both target the same treatment areas. The only difference in make-up is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC’s use of lidocaine, which can make the cosmetic procedure more comfortable for some patients. However, some patients find that they are comfortable with Juvederm Ultra Plus and a topical numbing cream. One benefit that Dr. Green has as an expert, board-certified health care professional is her gentle precision, and most patients feel little to no discomfort during the injection process.

As both Juvederm Ultra Plus and Ultra Plus XC are targeted to produce maximum volume on the treatment area, they are injected into deeper layers of the dermis for facial wrinkles, which is part of what gives these Juvederm fillers the ability to lift folds. When it comes to lips, these lip augmentation fillers can be injected into the mucous membrane of the lips to provide the desired volume. For an even larger lip enhancement, an increased amount of dermal filler can be injected, in the Russian lip technique.

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Female patient treated with Juvederm Ultra Plus

What is Juvederm Ultra Plus used for?

Juvederm Ultra Plus is primarily targeted to treat deep folds in and around the lips–including nasolabial folds (“smile lines”) and marionette lines–and for voluminous lip enhancement. As we age, our faces naturally lose the firm, lifted look when fat pads drop, and collagen is lost. As a result, the face can look droopy – with a hollowness around the eye sockets and skin that seems to hang near the jaw line, commonly referred to as jowls. Your lips can also get thinner as a result of the natural aging process. Juvederm helps to reverse these signs of aging by treating wrinkles and helping to provide lift to the mid face. When it comes to your lips, whether you’re interested in restoring lost volume to your lips or are craving a fuller pout than your natural lip provides, Juvederm Ultra Plus can provide you with what you want, without the need for invasive plastic surgeries or recovery time. Because the process is non-invasive, there is no downtime following the Juvederm Ultra Plus filler treatment, which means that patients can go about their day immediately after injection.

Can Juvederm Ultra Plus be used in lips?

When patients ask, is Juvederm Ultra Plus for the lips, the answer is a definite yes! Not only can it be used for the lips, but it’s designed to give you the most plump lip enhancement on the market. For those who are craving a completely natural look, or who are not suffering from extreme volume loss and thin lips, Juvederm Volbella or Juvederm Ultra may also be considered. However, when it comes to maximized, plush lips that still maintain a natural glow, Juvederm Ultra Plus is the top contender.

What can I expect during my Juvederm treatment?

The treatment process for Juvederm Ultra Plus is simple and painless. To start your Juvederm treatment, Dr. Green will meet with you for a consultation where you will discuss your needs and desires. Then, Dr. Green will work with you to design a treatment plan that works best for you.

A typical Juvederm procedure is approximately 20 minutes. A topical numbing cream is applied before treatment, and then Dr. Green will use a fine needle to inject the filler into the target area. From there, Dr. Green will lightly massage the area surrounding the injection site, which guarantees even distribution of the hyaluronic acid and reduces the likelihood of swelling.

In order to prepare for your treatment, we ask that you avoid any blood thinners, including aspirin or ibuprofen, aleve, multivitamins, fish oil, or herbal supplements, as use of these products before treatment can increase the risk of bruising. After your treatment, you can go back to your normal everyday activities, though it’s best to go without any intensive exercise or trips to the sauna immediately post-treatment. You’ll begin to notice your Juvederm Ultra Plus results right away, though your full results may take 2-3 weeks to develop.

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Female patient treated with Juvederm Ultra Plus

Where can Juvederm Ultra Plus be used?

Juvederm Ultra Plus can be used in a variety of ways across different areas of the face. The treatment can be used to reduce wrinkles, to reduce the effect of volume loss in the mid-face, to address smile lines around the mouth, or to enhance the lips. A full list of the parts of face where Juvederm Ultra Plus filler injections can be used includes:

  • Lips
  • Nasolabial area (smile lines)
  • Chin
  • Temples
  • Cheeks
  • Oral Commisures
  • Jowls
  • Jaw line
  • Ear lobes
  • Marionette lines

What are the side effects of Juvederm Ultra Plus?

There is no downtime following the Juvederm Ultra Plus treatment, meaning patients can return to their regular activities directly following the procedure. This filler treatment is safe and effective for all skin types with only some mild side effects. The most common side effects of Juvederm Ultra Plus consist of bruising, swelling, redness, and irritation at or near the injection site. These symptoms typically dissipate within the first few days after treatment occurs.

However, more severe side effects can occur from improper injection technique. Particularly, if a dermal filler is injected into a blood vessel, there is a risk of ulceration, and vision impairment. For this reason, we recommend that Juvederm only be used by a board-certified dermatologist, such as Dr. Michele Green. An experienced, trained injector is vital to both the satisfaction and safety of every patient. Juvederm Ultra Plus filler treatment should not be used for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The risk of allergic reactions is low and can be treated with an antihistamine or oral steroids.

How long does it take for the swelling to go down after Juvederm injections?

One potential side effect of the Juvederm Ultra treatments that patients may experience following the procedure is swelling around the injection site. For the majority of patients, any swelling will dissipate within the first couple of days post-treatment. In order to minimize swelling, you can apply a cold compress to the injection site, and keep your head elevated while lying down during the first night after your treatment. Some areas are sensitive to swelling and can last up to two weeks.

How long does Juvederm Ultra Plus last?

Juvederm Ultra Plus is considered a non-permanent lip augmentation injectable, meaning that, unfortunately, it does not last forever. However, Juvederm Ultra Plus is quite durable compared to many dermal fillers and results last between nine months to a full year. Additionally, the filler injections process can be repeated once the effects begin to wear off as your body processes the filler over time, typically once every nine months to a year. You and Dr. Green will consult about the schedule of your treatment plan and the frequency of filler treatment that works best for your body and aesthetic goals.

How long does Juvederm Ultra plus last in the lips?

For both deep wrinkles and lip enhancement, Juvederm Ultra Plus maintains its results for around 9-12 months, though the results for each patient will vary based on the aesthetic goals and natural contours of the individual. Nevertheless, when compared to permanent implants that require invasive procedures and ample recovery time, the long-lasting nature of Juvederm Ultra Plus has made it a leading name in lip enhancement. Juvederm Ultra Plus treatment for the lips can also be repeated once every 9-12 months for continued plumpness of the lips.

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As Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has the same foundational make-up as Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, you can expect similar results. Nine to twelve months of plump, full lips is standard among patients. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is also a process that can be repeated approximately once a year for consistency in your face and lip contour.

How much is a syringe of Juvederm Ultra Plus? How much is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?

The answer to how much does Juvederm ultra plus cost is dependent on the specific needs of each individual patient. The cost of a syringe of Juvederm ultra plus varies depending on the specific filler used, your geographic location, and the expertise of the injector. A board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon will be more expensive than a nurse injector at a medspa or clinic. However, due to the precision and experience necessary for the procedure, healthcare professionals recommend making an appointment with an expert dermatologist such as Dr. Green. When you arrive at your appointment with Dr. Green, you will discuss your goals with her as well as the target area of your face for treatment. She will then generate your individualized treatment plan, which will determine the amount of filler that will be used and the cost of the procedure. On average, however, when it comes to Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for lips, patients will typically use 1-2 syringes.

What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus?

There are several different varieties of Juvederm facial fillers two being Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, which share some commonalities but several key differences. One thing both Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus have in common is that they both contain Hyaluronic Acid and are made using a Hylacross process. The first difference between the two is that Juvederm Ultra is a thinner gel and as such, it is best used to treat fine lines and smaller wrinkles. It is a good product to use in the anti-aging process to smooth out lines and creases before they become too severe. Juvederm Ultra can also be used as a lip filler if you are looking for a more subtle fullness.

Juvederm Ultra Plus on the other hand is a thicker substance that can be used for more dramatic alterations. Juvederm Ultra Plus is injected deeper into the dermis and is therefore often used to address deeper wrinkles, hollowness in the cheeks, and volume loss in the mid-face. For patients looking for very plump and full lips, Juvederm Ultra Plus is the best product to use for beautiful and dramatic lip enhancement.

What is Juvederm Ultra 3 and 4 used for?

When exploring your options to get filler treatment, it is important to understand the difference between the variety of products that are being offered. While Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC are all safe, effective, and FDA approved for use in the United States, Juvederm Ultra 3 and 4 are not. Be sure you are not fooled by the similarity in the names – these products are not all the same. While Juvederm Ultra 3 and 4 are used outside of the United States to treat wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss in the face, and enhance lips, the United States Food and Drug Administration (or FDA) has not approved these products to be used in the US. That is another reason why it is vitally important to go to a board-certified, expert dermatologist like Dr. Green for your filler treatment. As a licensed healthcare professional, Dr. Green is always treating you with the safest, most effective products available.

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What are the different kinds of Juvederm treatments available? What are they used for?

In addition to Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, there are additional treatments available, each serving a slightly different purpose. The first of these additional treatments is Juvederm Voluma XC, which is used primarily to add collagen and lift the cheek area of the face. Juvederm Voluma XC is the only FDA approved, non-surgical procedure available for restoring volume to the cheeks and mid-face for younger, tighter-looking skin. In addition to Juvederm Voluma XC, is Juvéderm Vollure, which is used most often to reduce wrinkles that occur around the nose and mouth. Juvéderm Vollure targets the nasolabial folds and smile lines that develop on the face as a result of the natural aging process. Outside of the Juvederm products, there is also the Restylane family of injectables, which can be used for lip enhancements, volume loss, fine lines and deep wrinkles as well.

As you make your decision about which filler is right for you, it is important to talk with Dr. Green about your goals for the process. As you determine which area of your face you are looking to target and/or the extent to which you would like to enhance your lips, Dr. Green will provide you with the unique treatment plan that will work best for you as an individual. Whether it be Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, Botox, or some combination of dermal fillers and neurotoxins in a “liquid facelift,” Dr. Michele Green will help create a customized treatment plan for you.

Can you dissolve Juvederm Ultra Plus?

Yes! Juvederm Ultra Plus is composed of hyaluronic acid, meaning it can be dissolved using the enzyme Hyaluronidase. If you ever find that you would like to eliminate or reduce the amount of filler that has been used in your face, Hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve the Juvederm Ultra Plus. Hyaluronidase can be used on any part of the face or lips where filler has been used. Hyaluronidase is injected into the face using a fine needle and can make small adjustments by reducing the amount of filler or can eliminate the filler altogether. Using Hyaluronidase to undo the filter treatment can cause temporary swelling or bruising. If you are thinking about dissolving Juvederm Ultra Plus or any other dermal filler, you can consult with Dr. Green to discuss your options. Together, you can determine the next steps that will be aesthetically best for you.

Why choose Dr Michele Green for Juvederm Ultra Plus in NYC?

Dr. Green is a renowned NYC cosmetic dermatologist who has injected dermal fillers for over two decades. Dr. Green’s visual artistry is apparent in all of her work and she will collaborate with you to create a look that meets your desire while maintaining a natural aesthetic. Her goal is to allow patients to both look and feel like their best selves, and she is dedicated to the safety and satisfaction of every patient.

If you’re considering dermal fillers, Botox injections, lip augmentation, laser skin tightening, the best skincare, or facial rejuvenation, Dr. Green is here to help. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in New York to inject Botox and Juvederm in her private, discreet, Upper East Side New York office. Please call our NYC office at 212-535-3088 or contact us online today to create a custom treatment plan and learn more about whether Juvederm Ultra Plus or which other cosmetic dermatology treatment would be best for you.

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