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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, dermal fillers are one of the most popular innovations in the field of cosmetic dermatology. These cosmetic injectables have become an amazing option to replace lost volume and are a popular option when it comes to lip augmentation or treating fine lines and wrinkles. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner are a testament to how dermal fillers can drastically change and improve your appearance, making them a popular option for countless individuals. In addition, dermal fillers are fast, effective, non-invasive, and require little downtime. From 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 best versions of themselves. This is one of the reasons why Juvederm Ultra Plus is the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler utilized by Dr. Michele Green in her discreet NYC dermatology office.

Juvederm Ultra Plus is manufactured by Allergan and has consistently been the one of the most popular dermal fillers. The Juvederm family has five types of dermal fillers which all share the same active ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid fillers stimulate natural elastin and collagen production, which corrects volume loss on the mid face as well as the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra Plus is commonly used to treat the nasolabial folds, jowls, the chin, jawline, and other fine and deep wrinkles on the face. Juvederm Ultra Plus is especially well known for its use to create luscious, sexy lips. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a “go to” dermal filler for lip augmentation, giving them a plump, beautiful look.

If you are considering lip enhancement, treating smile lines, nasolabial folds (folds from the corner of the nose to corner of the mouth), marionette lines, or replacing volume loss, board-certified New York dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green can provide you with the best cosmetic results. Her “less is more” philosophy leaves you with natural looking cosmetic rejuvenation with no downtime. Dr. Michele Green was one of the first dermatologists in NYC to incorporate Botox injections and Juvederm Ultra Plus into her private New York dermatology practice. 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, skin care, or laser skin tightening, Dr. Green will provide you 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 creators 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. Juvederm also has other variations 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 along 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 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 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. It was FDA-approved in 2010 to treat facial wrinkles and to increase lip fullness. When injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid will combine with water and turn into a gel-like substance that volumizes your 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 in adding volume to the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds. The main difference lies in the consistency between the two products. Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker and more stable formulation compared to Juvederm Ultra. This allows it to more effectively target mid-face volume loss, moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles, and thin lips. The thicker consistency of the Juvederm Ultra Plus also enables it to last slightly longer than Juvederm Ultra. However, they are both highly effective and can both be used depending on your individuals needs and aesthetic goals.

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

Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC have similar formulas that rely on hyaluronic acid and can be used to target similar cosmetic treatment areas. The main 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 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 used?

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 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 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 patient experience. There is no downtime involved and there are little to no 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 for the 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 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 considered. However, when it comes to maximized, plush lips that still maintain a natural glow, Juvederm Ultra Plus is the top contender.

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 longer lasting results in the form of a poutier and plumper lip. Juvederm Volbella can also be used for lip augmentation for a 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 does 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 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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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, 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 includes: lips, nasolabial area (smile lines), chin, temples, cheeks, oral commissures, jowls, jaw line, 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 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 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 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 as a lip filler can 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, 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 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.

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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Juvederm and Botox – 3 months

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

Juvederm Ultra is thinner than Juvederm Ultra Plus which makes it more 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 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.

Getting Started with Juvederm Ultra Plus

If you are interested in Juvederm Ultra Plus or other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Dr. Michele Green is here to help. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience and was one of the first dermatologists to inject Juvederm in here discreet, NYC dermatology office. She is an expert in dermal fillers, Botox injections, lip augmentation, and facial rejuvenation, among other cosmetic procedures. She is consistently voted as one of the best dermatologists in NYC by Castle Connelly, 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 custom treatment plan and learn more about whether Juvederm Ultra Plus is right for you.

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