What is JUVÉDERM™ Ultra?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra  injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.


How Is JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Used?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year.


What Are Possible Side Effects?

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 injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.

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