WHAT IS JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS? HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN OTHER KINDS OF JUVEDERM?
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a unique injectable gel which works to restore volume to the skin and smooth away moderate to several wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus has an enhanced filling ability, which makes it more stable and thicker. Cross-linking is used to provide more stability and viscosity in the Juvederm formulas. Juvederm Ultra Plus has a more highly cross-linked formula than Ultra, 8% compared to 6%. Juvederm Ultra Plus gets injected deeper into the dermis. Juvederm Ultra is primarily injected into the higher areas of the dermis. While both versions can be very effective at improving the look of folds and wrinkles, clinically conducted studies that have measured results at 2-weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks, 36 weeks and 48 weeks found that Juvederm Ultra Plus had slightly better results and that those results held up better over long periods of time. A second study of similar patients found that those individuals that had a repeat treatment found similar results. Unlike other injectable treatments which are specified for use only on specific areas of the face, Juvederm Ultra can be used to combat several signs of aging, including:
- Marionette Lines
- Vertical Lines (between the lips and nose)
Juvederm Ultra Plus works by replenishing the body’s levels of hyaluronic acid, a substance which hydrates and nourishes the skin. It is unique from other hyaluronic fillers because of its smooth-gel structure, which creates more noticeable and longer-lasting results. In addition, Juvederm Ultra Plus contains an anesthetic called lidocaine, which makes treatment safe and comfortable.