What is the difference between JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Ultra and JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Ultra Plus?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is available in two formulations to allow us to tailor treatment to your unique needs.JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Ultra provides versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Ultra Plus is a more robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles.
How is JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel different from other dermal fillers?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year. * JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel has a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results. A smooth consistency gel, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel flows easily into the skin providing a smooth, natural look and feel. All other currently approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are made of granular consistency gels. And, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is the first hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has demonstrated its safety and effectiveness in persons of color.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in all mammals that helps to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to its use as a cosmetic treatment, hyaluronic acid has also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
How is JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel different from BOTOX® Cosmetic?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is a “next-generation” hyaluronic acid dermal filler that provides volume and is used to treat wrinkles and folds resulting from a loss of volume beneath the surface of the skin. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel restores your skin's volume for a smooth, more youthful, natural look and feel. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a filler. BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscle activity and is used to treat moderate to severe lines caused by the dominant frown muscles between the eyebrows (the glabellar area), on the forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). By allowing these muscles to relax, wrinkles temporarily appear diminish for a smoother appearance.
How is JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel used in treatment?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gelis injected into the skin using a fine needle to temporarily fill in the treatment area to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as “smile lines” (nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel temporarily adds volume to the skin to create a smoother more youthful appearance. Most patients need only one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. One treatment could smooth your lines and wrinkles for up to 1 year. Ask what you should expect from your initial treatment and when recommended scheduling would be for another appointment.
Will the JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel treatment be painful?
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. We will numb (anesthetize) the treatment area in order to further minimize discomfort.
How long does the JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel treatment usually take?
The injection process takes only about 15 minutes but you will need to allow time during your first visit for consultation and to fill out paperwork.
Who can provide treatment with JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel?
Any authorized healthcare professional can administer JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors), or physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced.
Does the JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel correction last forever?
No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal results in wrinkle corrections.
*Though JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel has been FDA approved to last for up to one year, individual results may vary depending on the treated areas.
How long do results last?
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is the ONLY hyaluronic acid (HA) filler FDA approved to last up to 1 year. Depending on the area treated, individual results may vary.
What are the possible side effects of JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel?
Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration at the injection site. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.
Can people with different skin tones/colors be treated with JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel?
Yes. In fact, JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel is the first FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal filler that has proven its safety and effectiveness in persons of color. Studies with JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel showed no increased risk of hyperpigmentation or hypertrophic scarring in patients of color.