If you are experiencing some of the first signs of aging and are beginning to see volume loss, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus can replace this lost volume for a more youthful look. These injectable dermal fillers can be done quickly and without downtime for an instant lift in your look.
What is Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus?
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are hyaluronic acid based fillers that can be used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around mouth, nose, and cheeks. Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are both comprised of the same materials, however, Ultra Plus is a thicker consistency for added structure. The option in consistency allows your practitioner more freedom and flexibility to help you get your ideal and customized look. A smooth more moldable consistency can be great for a look of softer fullness while Ultra Plus can be good for adding structure to lips for more pronounced shape.
How is it Done?
To begin, your skin will be cleansed and the injection site prepared. Once cleaned, your practitioner will mark the area of the skin to be injected. Treatments are measured in syringes, most treatments average between one and two syringes. After treatment, you may experience some swelling but this can be treated with a cold compress to increase your comfort.
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus Results
Your results for this treatment will be instant. The side effects most people experience will be short term, such as swelling and redness. Some patients may experience minor bruising at the injection site but that should pass within a few days as well. Once the swelling subsides, you can fully enjoy a fuller more youthful facial appearance.
If you’re in the Ft. Myers area and are interested in dermal fillers, contact Golosow Plastic Surgery today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?
After Juvederm injections, you are free to wear makeup, although Dr. Golosow may instruct you to wait at least 24 hours to avoid pressing too hard on the injection sites.
Can juvederm be reversed?
Yes, if your results cause unintended side effects or simply do not look the way you hoped, we can reverse the effects of the hyaluronic acid injections with an enzyme called hyaluronidase that quickly breaks it down.
Can juvederm migrate?
Its highly unlikely for Juvederm to migrate from its initial injection location when done so correctly. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Golosow, this risk is next to nothing, and even when migration does occur, it does so minimally.
Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?
Dr. Golosow may instruct patients to avoid drinking alcohol for up to 48 hours following Juvederm injections to ensure it settles in the correct place and is not affected by the blood vessel dilation that occurs when ingesting alcohol.
Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?
Once opened for use, Juvederm syringes must be used and then disposed of - the formula is not designed to last forever once reconstituted for injection.
Can you wash your face after Juvederm?
Yes, you will be instructed to wash your face as normal, if not a little gentler than usual to avoid putting pressure on your injection sites.
Does juvederm dissolve over time?
Yes, over time, the body dissolves the active ingredient of Juvederm, hyaluronic acid, meaning its effects are not permanent. However, this often takes up to 4 months, meaning your results will be relatively long-lasting.
Does juvederm expand?
After initial injection, your skin may look a little irregular or bumpy - but this side effect quickly resolves itself to restore a natural look to your facial contour. This doesnt mean the formula has expanded, but rather that it has absorbed into the skin tissue in a natural way.
Does juvederm look natural?
When injected with precision and full awareness of the anatomy of the skin and underlying facial structure, Juvederm injections do look very natural.
Does juvederm stimulate collagen?
Juvederms active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is not designed to stimulate the dermis of the skin to produce more collagen. Other injectable formulas can, but may not be suited for everyones skincare goals.
Does Juvederm work immediately?
Juvederm has an immediately visible effect when injected into the skin. Your results, however, will take a few days to up to a week to be their most natural-looking for the long term.
How can I make Juvederm last longer?
While there isnt clinical evidence to prove how to make Juvederm injections last longer, anecdotal evidence points to people who exercise strenuously on a regular basis may burn through Juvederm due to their increased metabolism.
How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?
Juvederm bumps - commonly seen immediately after injection due to the formula not having spread out yet - resolve on their own within 24 hours or less.