Juvederm ™ 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. Juvederm ™ Ultra temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face. The effects last about one year, depending on how fast your body breaks it down.
Lips, below the eyes, cheek folds, jawline, and marionette lines.
Just like with any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve on their own.
Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection, Juvederm ™ Ultra is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Experienced Dr. Adler may choose to anesthetize the treatment area to further minimize discomfort. There is very little down-time involved, as most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. If you are in the Manhattan, NY area and have questions about Juvederm ™, be sure to discuss your plans with Dr. Adler in your consultation.