Like Restylane and Perlane, Juvederm fillers are composed of a hyaluronic acid gel that has almost no risk of allergy and are considered very safe. All hyaluronic acid based fillers restore volume, soften folds, shape or plump the lips, and contour the face by restoring the volume loss that occurs over time with collagen breakdown.
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are most commonly used in the nasolabial folds (smile lines), the lips, cheeks, and the marionette lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus is the thicker of the two Juvederm products. It is used when deeper folds or more lift is needed.
At The Derm Institute, we only use the Juvederm XC line of products which are premixed with a numbing solution. Like all filler procedures, numbing cream is applied to areas being treated, making this a fairly comfortable procedure. The results are instant gratification! Sometimes bruising and swelling can occur that lasts 2-7 days.
Please read our Pre and Post Filler directions for best results and what to expect.