If you are considering dermal filler treatment, you may be wondering if Juvederm or Juvederm Ultra is the best option for you. Both of these products are made by the same company, but they have different ingredients and offer different benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra so that you can make an informed decision about which product is right for you.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a dermal filler that is made from a substance called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body and it helps keep the skin hydrated and plump. Juvederm is used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging while providing the skin with this hydration boost.
What is Juvederm Ultra?
Juvederm Ultra is also a dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid. However, Juvederm Ultra contains a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid than Juvederm which makes it more effective at treating deeper wrinkles and lines.
What Are the Differences Between Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra?
1. The main difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra is the concentration of hyaluronic acid. Juvederm contains a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid, while Juvederm Ultra contains a higher concentration. This means that Juvederm Ultra is more effective at treating deep wrinkles and lines.
2. Another difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra is the size of the particles. Juvederm contains larger particles than Juvederm Ultra and this affects how long the dermal filler lasts. Juvederm usually lasts for about six months, while Juvederm Ultra lasts about nine months to a year.
3. Both Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra are FDA-approved for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. However, Juvederm Ultra is also FDA-approved for the treatment of lip augmentation. If you are considering either of these procedures, be sure to discuss your options and cosmetic goals with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
4. Juvederm Ultra Plus can effectively target mid-face volume loss, deep nasolabial folds and wrinkles, dramatic lip enhancement, and overall facial shaping and contouring. Juvederm Voluma is the newest addition to the Juvederm line and is specifically designed to target age-related volume loss in the cheek area.
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that one product is better than the other. However, some patients may prefer Juvederm Ultra because of the added benefits of lidocaine, a numbing agent that makes the injections more comfortable.
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