Juvéderm® Ultra

Is Juvéderm® Ultra or Juvéderm® Ultra Plus Right for You?

Have you been considering fillers for your face? At Silverton, M.D. we fully understand how cruel the aging process can be, and what it can do to your appearance. Luckily, we live in a world where we have plenty of options to help mask the aging process, options that include Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus. Both of these treatments are offered at our Stockton, California office.

To learn more about Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, keep reading. Or, if you currently ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Silverton, you can contact our professional staff at our Stockton, California office today by calling 209-952-2251.

About Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus

As you have probably already suspected, both Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus share a variety of similarities. For example, both treatments are used to assist with unwanted or undesired wrinkles and facial lines. Further, both consist of a smooth gel made from hyaluronic acid, yet, each treatment offers different consistencies and strengths.

Specifically, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is considered to be a thicker, more viscous substance, meaning it can provide more dramatic results in areas on the face that are plagued with deeper lines and hollows. Juvéderm® Ultra, however, is better suited for those individuals who suffer from finer lines and wrinkles. Ultimately, it is the patient’s needs and goals that will determine which treatment is performed.

If an individual has fine, delicate lines around the eyes and lips, then Juvéderm® Ultra is a more appropriate treatment. Yet, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is best for working on folds and wrinkles that are deeply embedded into the skin of the face, cheeks, nasal folds, and smile lines.

Benefits and Side Effects

Regardless of which treatment you choose to pursue, both offer a variety of benefits. Besides the fact that each filler can assist with unwanted and undesired wrinkles and lines on the face, these treatments also require relatively no downtime. Therefore, you can receive filler, and almost immediately go on with your daily schedule. In fact, many patients opt to book treatments on their lunch hour, before going back to work.

Other benefits offered from both Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus include the following:

  • Non-surgical injectable
  • Primarily composed of naturally-found materials
  • Results offer smooth, natural, and youthful-looking appearance
  • Two different options for all skins types, colors, and needs

As with any type of cosmetic treatment or injectable, negative side effects can always occur. Of course, it is less likely for these negative side effects to take place when treatments are performed by educated, trained, and experienced professionals. Still, negative side effects that could transpire after treatment include the following:

  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Discoloration

Sometimes, the dermal filler can also block a blood vessel, which can prevent the tissues from getting the proper blood supply or lead to more serious issues down the line. A highly trained injector will substantially lower the risk of these complications occurring. If you do happen to experience one or more of the negative side effects listed above, it is imperative to contact your doctor immediately. It is significant to note, that when negative side effects do happen, they rarely last for more than a few days to a week.

The Best Candidates for Treatment

Both men and women who are unhappy with their appearance due to frown lines and wrinkles should consider Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus treatments. However, the best candidates for these fillers are those who are currently mentally, physically, and emotionally stable. Further, it is vital to have realistic expectations following the procedure. While both fillers can help achieve a younger, more desired look, results are not always permanent or perfect. Generally, depending on the area treated, the results of Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus can last anywhere between four to nine months.

If you have severe allergies, or a history of severe allergic reactions, then these treatments are not for you. Further, if you know you are allergic to hyaluronic acid, or the proteins used to make hyaluronic acid, then neither Juvéderm® Ultra or Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are right for you.

If you are still unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for treatment, speak with your doctor. During this conversation, make sure to be honest about your current health state and medical history.

Are you ready to schedule your Juvéderm® Ultra or Juvéderm® Ultra Plus consultation with Dr. Silverton? You can contact our professional staff at our Stockton, California office today by calling 209-952-2251.