Juvederm Ultra ® is an injectable hyaluronic acid dermal filler from Allergan. It comes in a range of thickness and can be used to fill mild to moderate lines and wrinkles. It is also a great all rounder and can also be used to enhance lip and sculpt the face. Unlike Juvederm VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA® and VOLIFT®, it does not use Allergan’s patented VYCROSS® technology. Instead, Ultra uses Allergan’s standard technology. As a result, Juvederm Ultra filler doesn’t last as long and is less suitable for very deep wrinkles, folds or advanced facial sculpting.
Juvederm Ultra is often used to lift, shape and define the face. It is a very versatile dermal filler and can also be used to augment the cheeks, enhance lips and reshape the nose. . These properties make it perfect when lifting and contouring are required. Juvederm Ultra can be combined with Botox injections to rejuvenate the upper face or used with the the non surgical neck lift or non surgical master brow lift.
Although Juvederm Ultra is one of the most established dermal fillers, there are important risks to consider. Firstly, whilst this is a premium dermal filler, it is still only safe and effective when it is delivered in a clinical setting by a qualified and experienced medical practitioner. Even in the best hands, injection of any type of filler or product carries the general risk of bruising, infection, lumps, unevenness or even scarring. More serious but thankfully rare, complications include incorrect placement of dermal filler. This can carry more serious consequences like chronic inflammation or in the worst case scenario it can lead to tissue death or even blindness if it is injected into or compresses blood vessels in the face. The risks of can be reduced by using the correct technique, appropriate filler and injection by a skilled and experienced medical professional.
Juvederm Ultra is a temporary hyaluronic acid dermal filler. In studies it has been shown to last for up to 6-8 months on average. In general however, the amount of time dermal fillers last does ultimately depend on how quickly your body breaks down the filler which can vary from person to person. As it is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, it can also be dissolved faster using hyaluronidase enzyme if you dislike the result or have any complications.
The cost of treatment depends on your face shape, concerns, goals, how much product is needed and the treatment(s) required. For the cost of Juvederm Ultra treatments at City Skin Clinic, visit our dermal filler fees page.