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Juvederm Ultra Plus

Everything you need to know about Juvederm Ultra Plus

Juvederm Ultra Plus is an ideal hyaluronic acid dermal filler that is designed to correct age-related volume loss, diminish the appearance of fine lines, deep facial wrinkles, and provide the perfect lip augmentation. Manufactured by Allergan, Juvederm Ultra Plus is one of the most popular dermal fillers, providing the ideal facial rejuvenation results with minimal down time. Dr. Michele Green chooses Juvederm Ultra Plus to provide the ideal facial rejuvenation and collagen stimulation to her patients in her private NYC dermatology office.

Both Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can be used to treat various areas of the face, including the nasolabial folds, jawline, chin, jowls, lips, and cheeks. With its amazing versatility and ease of injection, Juvederm is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used by Dr. Green. With little down time associated with these injections, Dr. Green can achieve pan-facial rejuvenation in a single treatment session. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner have helped popularize dermal filler injections, and Juvederm Ultra Plus is now a “go-to” dermal filler for lip augmentation, providing patients with their ideal plump, luscious, beautiful lips. The Juvederm family includes other dermal filler products, such as Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Voluma, and Juvederm Vollure, that all share the same active ingredient: hyaluronic acid. In addition to providing immediate enhancement results, hyaluronic acid fillers also stimulate natural collagen production in the treatment area, leading to long-lasting, natural-looking rejuvenation results.

If you are considering lip enhancement, treating smile lines, nasolabial folds (folds from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), marionette lines, or replenishing facial volume loss, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green can provide you with a customized Juvederm treatment plan that is best suited to your unique needs and aesthetic goals. Dr. Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate Botox injections and Juvederm Ultra Plus into her private dermatology practice, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Her “less is more” philosophy when it comes to facial rejuvenation treatment guarantees you get the best cosmetic results without any downtime. With over 25 years of expertise in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. Whether it is the best Juvederm injections in NYC, skincare, or laser skin tightening, Dr. Green will provide you with the very best in facial rejuvenation.

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Juvederm – 2 weeks before and after

What is Juvederm Ultra Plus?

Juvederm Ultra Plus is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler that was created by Allergan, the same creator of Botox. Juvederm was FDA-approved in 2006 to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and was later FDA-approved in 2015 for lip augmentation. The Juvederm family also includes other dermal filler products, like Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Vollure, that can improve the facial contours of various target areas of the face. Their unique composition can optimize volume and collagen production in the lips, cheeks, chin, and marionette lines.

Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are designed to treat natural age-related volume loss in the midface. As you age, you lose collagen in your face, and the fat pads that previously gave your face a smooth and youthful appearance are displaced. This can result in 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 fuller lips and more dramatic 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 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 makeup as Juvederm Ultra Plus. It was FDA-approved in 2010 to treat facial wrinkles and increase lip fullness. When injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid will combine with water that is already present in the skin and turn into a gel-like substance that volumizes the tissues. It offers all of the same benefits that Juvederm Ultra Plus offers and will help increase elastin and collagen production. 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. This product also has a slightly thicker consistency compared to Juvederm Ultra Plus and can last up to one year.

What is the difference between Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus?

Both Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that are excellent choices when it comes to correcting facial volume loss and reducing the appearance of fine lines, facial wrinkles, and folds. The main difference between the two products is the consistency of the gels. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker and more stable formulation compared to Juvederm Ultra. The thickness of Juvederm Ultra Plus allows it to more effectively target mid-face volume loss, and moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, and provide volume to thin lips. The thicker consistency of the Juvederm Ultra Plus also means that the cosmetic results last slightly longer than Juvederm Ultra. Despite these differences, both Juvederm fillers are highly effective and can both be used for facial rejuvenation. The Juvederm filler that is incorporated into your treatment plan will ultimately be dependent upon your individual needs and aesthetic goals, which you will discuss in-depth with Dr. Green during your initial cosmetic consultation.

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

Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC have similar formulas, primarily composed of hyaluronic acid, and can be used to target similar treatment areas. The main difference in make-up is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC contains lidocaine, which can make the cosmetic procedure more comfortable for some patients. However, some patients find that they are more comfortable with Juvederm Ultra Plus and a topical numbing cream. One benefit that Dr. Green has as an expert, board-certified healthcare 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 in the treatment area, they are injected into the deeper layers of the dermis for facial wrinkles. This is 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 utilizing the Russian lip technique. The technique uses small aliquots of dermal filler placed with the Russian lip technique to accentuate the cupid’s bow and enlarge the center of the lips.

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Female patient treated with Juvederm Ultra Plus

What is Juvederm Ultra Plus used for? Where can Juvederm Ultra Plus be injected?

Juvederm Ultra Plus is primarily used 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 as a result of decreased collagen production. As a result, there can be hollowness around the eye sockets and sagging skin near the jawline 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 and patients can go about their day immediately after injection.

What is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC used for?

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is used to treat moderate to severe wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and areas with greater volume loss. It is formulated with lidocaine to minimize any discomfort while enhancing the patient experience. There is no downtime involved and there are little to no potential side effects, making the Juvederm Ultra Plus XC injection process quick, easy, and painless. This hyaluronic acid dermal filler typically lasts for up to a year and brings about results that patients can see within a matter of days in the form of immediate volume restoration. The full effects of Juvederm Ultra Plus XC can be seen within two weeks.

Is Juvederm Ultra Plus good for the lips?

When patients ask if Juvederm Ultra Plus is good for plumping the lips, the answer is a definite yes! Not only can it be used for the lips, but it’s designed to give you one of the most popular lip enhancements on the market. For those who are craving a completely natural look, but still have thin lips, Juvederm Volbella may be the ideal dermal filler. However, when it comes to maximized, plush lips that still maintain a natural glow, Juvederm Ultra Plus is considered to be the best choice. When you consult with expert injector Dr. Michele Green for your lip augmentation, you will have the opportunity to discuss in-depth with her your unique concerns and overall aesthetic goals. Dr. Green will then work with you to create a personalized Juvederm treatment plan that is best suited to achieving your ideal cosmetic results.

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Which Juvederm dermal filler for the lips?

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is the most popular hyaluronic acid filler for lip augmentation. This product is a highly cross-linked form of hyaluronic acid which means that the filler is less likely to break down quickly. This means patients can observe longer-lasting results and an overall poutier, plumper lip. Juvederm Volbella can also be used for lip augmentation for those who may be interested in more subtle lip augmentation results. Another popular hyaluronic acid filler for lip augmentation is Restylane. Restylane is somewhat finer in consistency than Juvederm Ultra Plus and lasts for six to nine months.

How long do Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC last in the lips?

Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC have the same formulation except for the addition of lidocaine in Ultra Plus XC. As a result, they both typically last between nine months to a year when injected into the lips. The length of time may vary depending on how much product is injected and how fast your body is able to metabolize the hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is the active ingredient in Juvederm and many other dermal fillers.

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 injectable gel procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Dr. Green will prescribe a topical numbing cream before your appointment that should be applied one hour prior to your procedure. Dr. Green will then 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 the 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 two to three weeks to develop.

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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, reduce the effect of volume loss in the mid-face, address smile lines around the mouth, or enhance the lips. The different areas where Juvederm Ultra Plus filler injections can be injected include the lips, nasolabial area (smile lines), chin, temples, cheeks, oral commissures, jowls, jawline, ear lobes, and 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 techniques. 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 if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. The risk of allergic reactions is low and can be treated with an antihistamine or oral steroids. If you experience any severe side effects or have any concerns, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Green.

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

One potential side effect of the Juvederm 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. Patients can take Arnica pills before and after treatment to help reduce any bruising and swelling. Arnica is an herbal supplement that works to stimulate circulation and promote the body’s own natural healing process. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful minimize any potential side effects of Juvederm injections.

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 injection 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.

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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 as a lip filler can be repeated once every 9-12 months for continued plumpness of the lips.

As Juvederm Ultra Plus XC has the same foundational makeup as Juvederm Ultra Plus, you can expect similar results. Nine to twelve months of plump, full lips are 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 long does Juvederm Ultra Plus last in the nasolabial folds?

Juvederm Ultra Plus lasts nine to twelve months when injected into the nasolabial folds. Results may vary depending on one’s natural metabolism or the depth of your wrinkles. Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance within our bodies that functions as a cushion and lubricant in the joints and other tissues. Over time, it is gradually absorbed into the body, as would naturally occurring hyaluronic acid on the skin. As a result, Dr. Green typically recommends a touch-up at least once every year for consistently younger, smoother skin.

Can you use Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for cheeks?

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is an excellent hyaluronic acid dermal filler product that can be used to enhance the lips and cheeks in addition to diminishing the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. Within the Juvederm family of products, there are a number of different hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that each have their own special formulation. One of the most common Juvederm fillers used for replenishing lost facial volume in the midface and enhancing the contour of the cheekbones is Juvederm Voluma. The consistency of Juvederm Voluma makes it ideal for use in the cheek area for most patients. The type of Juvederm filler that is used for your facial rejuvenation treatment plan will be selected by Dr. Green depending on the unique skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals that you present with during your consultation appointment.

How much is Juvederm Ultra Plus? How much is Juvederm Ultra Plus XC?

The cost of Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is dependent on the specific needs of each individual patient, the depth of wrinkles, and the amount of product and areas needed to correct. The cost of a syringe of Juvederm Ultra Plus also varies depending on 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. Michele Green in NYC. 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 the lips, patients will typically use 1-2 syringes.

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

Juvederm Ultra is thinner than Juvederm Ultra Plus which makes it ideal for treating fine lines, small wrinkles, and minor creases. Juvederm Ultra Plus has a thicker consistency which is injected deeper into the dermis to address more severe wrinkles, hollowness in the cheeks, and volume loss in the mid-face. Additionally, Juvederm Ultra Plus is the preferred hyaluronic acid dermal filler for lip enhancement.

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 types of dermal filler 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 can be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections. Hyaluronidase is an enzyme that targets the breakdown of the main component of Juvederm products: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronidase can be used on any part of the face to either make small adjustments in the amount of filler injected or eliminate the filler altogether. If you are thinking about dissolving Juvederm Ultra Plus or any other dermal filler, consult with Dr. Green to discuss your options. If you are interested in dissolving dermal fillers that were injected elsewhere and do not remember which product was used, Dr. Green may request that you access your previous treatment records in order to identify which dermal filler was injected.

Getting Started with Juvederm treatment today

The Juvederm family of dermal filler products can be used to replenish lost facial volume, enhance facial contour and definition, and diminish the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. If you are seeking a non-invasive cosmetic treatment option for pan-facial rejuvenation, Juvederm fillers may be just the solution for you. Using Juvederm Ultra Plus and other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Dr. Michele Green in New York City can restore a youthful appearance that is natural-looking and long-lasting.

Dr. Michele Green is an internationally renowned leader in the field of cosmetic dermatology with over two and a half decades of experience providing her patients from around the world with the best non-invasive cosmetic treatments available, including dermal filler injections. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists to incorporate Juvederm fillers into the rejuvenation treatment plans of her patients and is an expert when it comes to dermal fillers and Botox injections, among other cosmetic procedures. For her holistic approach, ‘less is more’ philosophy, and dedication to her patients and expertise, Dr. Green is consistently voted as one of the best physicians in New York by Castle Connolly, Super Doctors, The New York Times, and New York Magazine. Please call our NYC office at 212-535-3088 or contact us online today to create a customized facial rejuvenation treatment plan with Dr. Green and learn more about whether Juvederm Ultra Plus is right for you.

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