What is it?
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.
What does it do?
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.
How is it 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.
What will it accomplish?
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 should my physician advise me about?
The following are important treatment considerations for you to discuss with your physician and understand in order to help avoid unsatisfactory results and complications.
- Patients who are using substances that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, as with any injection, may experience increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site. You should inform your physician before treatment if you are using these types of substances
- The safety of JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established
- Given the risk of bruising with the injections, it is recommended to inject JUVÉDERM™ at least 1 week prior to any important event or special engagement.