When it comes to cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, one of the most popular innovations in dermatology are dermal fillers. These injectables have become an amazing option for people on-the-go, from Celebrities like Kylie Jenner to soccer moms, as dermal fillers are non-invasive and require little to no downtime. From smile lines to volume loss to thin lips, dermal fillers have allowed patients 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. Their 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: 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, board-certified, New York dermatologist, Dr. Michele Green can provide you with the look you crave. Contact the office today to learn more about Juvederm Ultra Plus, and to design your own custom treatment plan.
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. Their chemical make-ups are tailored to optimize volume and collagen production in a few different areas.
Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Voluma XC are designed to treat natural age-related volume loss along the midface. Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure, and Juvederm Vollure XC are all tailored to treat 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 as a lip enhancement treatment, Juvederm Ultra Plus is one of the denser gel treatments that Juvederm offers, and provides patients with maximal volume. Additionally, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are able to treat deeper folds and wrinkles around the lip area, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines. If you’re looking for a voluminous lip that provides you with a pillowy pout, 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.
Female patient treated with Juvederm Ultra Plus
What is Juvderm 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. Whether you’re interested in restoring lost volume to your lips which occurs naturally over time, 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.
Can Juvederm Ultra Plus be used for the lips?
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, 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.
Female patient treated with Juvederm Ultra Plus
Where can Juvederm Ultra Plus be used?
- Nasolabial area (smile lines)
- Oral Commisures
What are the side effects of Juvederm Ultra Plus?
The most common side effects of Juvederm Ultra Plus are generally mild, and 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.
How long does it take for the swelling to go down after Juvederm injections?
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.
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.
2 weeks after 1 syringe Juvederm Ultra Plus to lips
How long does Juvederm Ultra plus XC last?
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.
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. When it comes to Juvederm Ultra Plus and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for lips, patients will typically use 1-2 syringes.
Why choose Dr Michele Green for Juvederm Ultra Plus in NYC?
Dr. Green is a renowned NYC cosmetic dermatologist who has worked with dermal fillers for over 25 years. 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, and facial rejuvenation, Dr. Green is here to help. Contact us online today or call our NYC office at 212-535-3088 to create a custom treatment plan and learn more about whether Juvederm Ultra Plus or any other cosmetic dermatology treatment options may be right for you.