If you’re living with moderate to severe signs of aging, the idea of getting a facelift has probably crossed your mind at least once. While a surgical procedure is comprehensive in the way it can smooth deep wrinkles, remove sagging skin, and tighten deep facial tissue for a rejuvenated look, you may not find the risks, cost, and downtime to be worth it. We don’t blame you!
Juvéderm Ultra Plus is the next best thing. In fact, it’s often called a “liquid facelift” for its ability to improve the most severe wrinkles and folds, add volume to sunken cheeks, and sculpt facial contours for a full, lifted appearance.* Juvéderm Ultra Plus can also be used for patients looking to rejuvenate the skin on their hands, which is another place we often lose volume as part of the natural aging process.*
What is Juvéderm Ultra Plus?
uvéderm Ultra Plus is a thicker version of its sister filler, Juvéderm Ultra. This makes it ideal for correcting severe wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds, and marionette lines, as well as for filling in areas of the cheeks and temples that have lost volume.*
Like other fillers in the Juvéderm collection, Juvéderm Ultra Plus contains hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the skin that absorbs water and delivers nutrients. Over time, our hyaluronic acid levels become depleted, causing the skin to lose structure and sag. Juvéderm Ultra Plus replenishes natural hyaluronic acid that has been lost, acting like a sponge to fill in wrinkles and folds and adding support to sunken areas.*
The extra water Juvéderm Ultra Plus pulls to the skin’s surface also gives your complexion a fresh glow and softer texture.* As a final trick, the hyaluronic acid in Juvéderm Ultra Plus triggers new collagen production, further firming and plumping your skin over time.*
Am I a good candidate for Juvéderm Ultra Plus?
If you’re unhappy with deep facial wrinkles and folds or have experienced volume loss in your face or hands, Juvéderm Ultra Plus can rejuvenate your appearance for a youthful, beautiful look without surgery.* We’ve seen gorgeous results on patients of all skin types and skin colors.* In particular, Juvéderm Ultra Plus can:
- Fill in deep, severe facial wrinkles*
- Go deep into the dermis to correct nasolabial folds*
- Plump areas with significant volume loss*
- Gently lift loose skin hanging below the jaw line*
- Diminish marionette lines from the mouth to the chin*
- Restore lost volume in the hands and mask visible veins*
What happens during a Juvéderm Ultra Plus treatment?
After learning about your goals and expectations for treatment, we’ll clean the injection sites with an alcohol swab to prevent infection. At your request, we can numb the injection areas with a topical anesthetic and/or ice pack to minimize discomfort. Then, you’ll feel a tiny pinch as we inject the gel into your skin where you’d like to reverse the signs of aging.* Finally, we’ll sculpt the Juvéderm Ultra Plus to smooth it out and direct it to the right areas. The entire procedure takes between 15 and 40 minutes.
When will I see results?
You’ll leave the Prime Med Spa office looking noticeably younger than you did when you walked in.* One injection of Juvéderm Ultra Plus lasts between six months and a year, depending on how fast your body breaks it down.* We recommend one to two touch-up treatments per year to maintain smooth, lifted results.
Are there any side effects with Juvéderm Ultra Plus?
Visible side effects are minimal, and may include redness, tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site.* These issues are easily covered with makeup and will clear up on their own in less than a week.*