What is Juvederm® Ultra Used For?

Your skin consists of two different layers called the dermis and the epidermis. Your epidermis is the top layer of your skin. Your epidermis protects your body from the environment. Your dermis is the support network for your skin, consisting mainly of connective tissue. As your body ages, the collagen and elastin contained in your skin will begin to break down. The result is undesirable folds and wrinkles in your skin. The deeper nasolabial folds and facial wrinkles are usually located in your skin’s dermal layer. Injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm® Ultra enable you to look more youthful without the need for cosmetic surgery. The filler adds volume in areas of your skin showing wrinkles and other signs of aging. Juvederm® Ultra can smooth out severe facial wrinkles and folds and plump your lips with no downtime.

Understanding dermal fillers, the way they are used and their benefits are very important. Dermal fillers are basically a non-surgical procedure for adding more volume to certain parts of your face. The filler is injected into your face using biocompatible materials. This means the filler will remain under your skin until it is broken down by your body. The filler will last between six months and two years. This depends on exactly which filler was used. The Juvederm® line was created as an effective tool for anti-aging. The extra volume provides your skin with a smoother appearance and decreases the look of wrinkles and fine lines. You can have this procedure almost anywhere on your face, including your cheeks, between your eyebrows, around your mouth or nose, your cheeks and the corners of your eyes.

Sometimes, dermal fillers can be used to add plumpness to the cheeks or lips or to improve the contours of the face. Juvederm® is one of the most popular dermal fillers according to both the patients and the providers. One of the reasons for this popularity is the consistency of the natural-looking results. This is due to the smooth texture of the gel. Granular gels are unable to provide the natural-looking plumpness and smoothness of Juvederm® Ultra. The filler is so consistent authentic definition and contours can be added to the face while smoothing out creases and fine lines. The idea is that everyone will notice you look more youthful without realizing you had this procedure. This is one of the very few dermal fillers providing results lasting for a long time.

Juvederm® Ultra is the only filler receiving approval from the FDA for providing results lasting for an entire year. The filler is manufactured specifically to contain a high level of hyaluronic acid. This is the reason the filler lasts for so long. The other fillers only last for four to six months. The hyaluronic acid in the product is non-animal based. Hyaluronic acid is natural to the human body. This means the potential for complications or allergic reactions has been eliminated. The majority of the other fillers using hyaluronic acid are using animal sources. This can cause an adverse reaction for some individuals. You will not need any allergy tests prior to your procedure when Juvederm® Ultra is used. The treatment is also easily accessible and effective.

The hyaluronic acid in your body adds moisture to your skin. The depletion of this compound as you age can result in dull, limp, dry and dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the area with the issue. In addition to adding volume, the substance remains under your skin to effectively replenish your body’s store of hyaluronic acid. This encourages your skin to produce more elastin for the restoration of your natural glow. The dermal filler improves the health of your skin just because it is there. This helps improve the form and function of your skin triggering benefits lasting even longer than the dermal filler itself. The reason Juvederm® is so often the recommended filler is that the results are both natural and consistent no matter where in the face the injection was given.

The injections are high in benefits, have no allergic risk, last for a long time and are extremely effective. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for dermal fillers is to speak with a medical professional for recommendations. The filler is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical option for hydrating your skin to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to sunken areas of the face, plump up your lips and provide a more youthful appearance. In order to really understand why this dermal filler is so effective, you must first understand what hyaluronic acid is and what it does. Hyaluronic acid is a natural molecule in your body for the binding and absorption of water. This is what adds volume to your face. The aging process depletes your store of hyaluronic acid resulting in folds and lines.

Once the filler has helped restore the hyaluronic acid in your skin, nasolabial folds and wrinkles will be diminished. The unique manufacturing process of the gel makes certain the levels of hyaluronic acid are high. This ensures smooth, natural, consistent and youthful-looking skin after the injections. There is absolutely no form of animal tissue in any Juvederm® dermal filler. This is an effective and safe way to replace the hyaluronic acid your skin needs to bring back lost volume while smoothing out facial folds and wrinkles. You can smooth away vertical lip lines, smile lines, wrinkles, fine lines and restore the natural contours to your face. Juvederm® is an effective treatment for nasal folds, lips, cheeks, smoker lines, marionette lines, and glabellar lines.

The injections of the gel will be administered by a medical professional beneath your skin. This results in an instant restoration of the volume of your skin. This is the only dermal filler based on hyaluronic acid to receive approval from the FDA to last for as long as a year after just one treatment. This is one of the most effective options for smooth out wrinkles and restoring volume to your face. The product offers numerous additional benefits including:

  • The procedure has no downtime with no surgery necessary
  • The results of the injections can be seen immediately
  • Approval from the FDA for efficiency and safety
  • The dermal filler is appropriate for every type of skin
  • Natural and instant results lasting for as long as a year with one treatment
  • The procedure is fast and only requires fifteen to twenty minutes
  • Fairly inexpensive as opposed to having cosmetic surgery
  • Improved comfort during your procedure because the gel contains lidocaine
  • No allergy testing is required because no animal tissue is used for hyaluronic acid

Juvederm® has a family of products including Juvederm® Ultra and Voluma XC. The entire family of products are injectable fillers created to temporarily smooth lines around the mouth and nose and add more volume to the cheeks. When the injections are given by a qualified medical professional, you will see years disappear from your face along with the restoration of a healthy glow. This is possible because water is retained at the site of the injections due to the hyaluronic acid. This provides the necessary cushioning to add volume and lift resulting in a firmer and smoother appearance. Moderate to severe wrinkles and folds can be effectively treated including:

  • Adding definition and structure to the hollows of your cheeks
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Nasolabial folds between the corners of your mouth and your nose
  • Lines around the edges of your mouth
  • The marionette lines between your jawline and your mouth
  • Restoring the supple volume lost to your cheeks due to age

You should allow approximately 20 minutes for your treatment. For convenience, you can schedule your procedure during your lunch break. In addition to the lidocaine contained in the gel, the area being treated will be numbed by the medical professional with a topical anesthetic. This is to help make certain you remain comfortable. Small amounts of the dermal filler will be injected by the medical professional into specific points on your face. This will add volume, smooth out lines and fill in folds. The number of injections you will need is dependent on how much correction is being done and the size of the targeted area. You should begin to see the results of your procedure in one to two days.

Your face will appear younger, firmer and smoother. Depending on which product is being used, your cheeks will also appear fuller. In your mouth and nose area, your results can last as long as a year. In the cheek area, you can see results for two years. The hyaluronic acid will eventually be absorbed by your body. You can maintain your results indefinitely by having maintenance treatments when necessary.

Juvederm® Ultra is a non-toxic dermal filler injected in various depths beneath your skin. This is one of the many fillers we offer at our spa in San Antonio. The filler smooths out lines, nasolabial folds, deep wrinkles and acne scars. You can have your lips defined or volumized, plump sunken temples or cheeks or contour your nose and chin for a lifted and full appearance. This is the softest dermal filler out of the entire Juvederm® family. The primary use is the treatment of medium to deep wrinkles including marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Depressed scars can be smoothed and your lips enhanced. In some cases, Juvederm® Ultra is used for effective hand rejuvenation. The additional benefits are outlined below.

The product is made using hyaluronic acid gel. This substance is a sugar naturally found within your skin. This is what makes the spaces between your joints feel slippery. The functions of hyaluronic acid are to act as a cushion for your skin, provide necessary nutrients and absorb water. When this substance is injected into your skin, it expands like a sponge to fill in folds and wrinkles in the areas that have become sunken due to age. The additional water brought to the surface of your skin provides you with a glowing and fresh radiance in addition to a supple and softer texture to your skin. The injections of the dermal filler enhance your natural collagen production resulting in even more plumpness and firmness to your skin. As time passes, the wrinkles in your skin will start to diminish.

This filler is suitable for every skin color and skin type. The best candidates want to improve medium depth folds or wrinkles on either the face or the hands and plump up areas with minor depressions in the skin due to fat loss. The results of the filler are subtle so nobody will be aware you had a treatment. All anyone will notice is that you appear more youthful and refreshed. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, this procedure is not appropriate. If you have any type of bleeding disorder or have used blood thinners recently, you need to avoid any kind of dermal fillers. If you have a history of severe allergic reactions, you need to be extremely careful and consult with a physician prior to having these injections.

The area where Juvederm® Ultra was injected will immediately look fuller and smoother with more definition and volume than you had prior to the procedure. Depending on the speed your body naturally breaks down the filler, your results will last for four to 12 months. You can maintain your results with just one or two treatments every year. As time passes, you may need smaller doses and fewer visits because your body will be creating more collagen. If you are interested in Juvederm® Ultra, consider us here at Spa Black at either of our two med spa locations in San Antonio, TX. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!