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Juvederm Ultra

What is it?

JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel is a colourless 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?

JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.


How is it used?

JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.


What will it accomplish?

JUVÉDERMTM 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 are possible side effects?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include, but are not limited to, temporary injection-site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin-injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.


Are there any reasons why I should not receive JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel?

Your physician will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel should not be used in patients who have:

  • Severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies
  • Patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins


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 doctor before treatment if you are using these types of substances
  • If laser treatment, chemical peeling, or any other procedure based on active dermal response is considered after treatment with JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the treatment site
  • JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel should be used with caution in patients on immunosuppressive therapy, or therapy used to decrease the bodys immune response, as there may be an increased risk of infection
  • The safety of JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel for use during pregnancy, in breastfeeding females, or in patients under 18 years has not been established
  • The safety of JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel in patients with a history of excessive scarring (eg, hypertrophic scarring and keloid formations) and pigmentation disorders has not been studied


What should my physician warn me about?

The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel for the treatment of areas other than facial wrinkles and folds (such as lips) have not been established in controlled clinical studies.


Do the injections hurt?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel is injected directly into the skin using a fine needle to reduce injection discomfort. Physicians may choose to numb (anaesthetize) the treatment area to further minimize discomfort by way of a Dental Block.

Many patients can tolerate filler injections into many areas of the face with simple topical techniques such as ice or numbing cream. Juvederm Ultra is the filler of choice as it contains lidocaine local anaesthetic. However, some patients are particularly sensitive to needles and prefer to be offered a dental block procedure: two injections into the upper gum for the upper lip and mid face and two injections into the lower gum for the lower lip. These dental block injections are offered by Dr Alison Duncan, are quick and make the remainder of the procedure pain free.


What should I expect following the procedure?

Your physician will tell you what to expect following treatment with JUVÉDERMTM Ultra injectable gel. Within the first 24 hours, you should avoid strenuous exercise, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages. Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If there is swelling, you may need to place an ice pack over the swollen area. You should ask your physician when make-up may be applied after your treatment.


Does the correction last forever?

No. Correction is temporary; therefore, touch-up injections as well as repeat injections are usually needed to maintain optimal correction. Less material (about half the amount) is usually needed for repeat injections.


What other treatments are available to me?

Other treatments for dermal soft-tissue augmentation include bovine-based collagen and other hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Aside from these treatments, additional options for the correction of lines and wrinkles do exist, including facial creams, BOTOX® Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A), chemical peels, and laser skin surface treatments, and may be discussed with your physician.


When should I notify my doctor?

Be sure to report any redness and/or visible swelling that lasts for more than a few days, or any other symptoms that cause you concern, to your doctor.

Juvederm Ultra 2 - £220 per syringe
Juvederm Ultra 3 - £260 per syringe
Juvederm Ultra 4 - £300 per syringe
Juvederm Voluma -£350 per syringe 
For more information on Juvéderm Dermal Filler please click here to view the manufacturers website.


Ms H, from Gloucestershire, says:

I have been visiting Dr Alison now for over 12 months for Botox injections, and been delighted with the impartial and professional advice, I decided to try Lip Augmentation. Wow what can I say! The results were immediate and impressive, and as someone who has never had a top lip, I was overwhelmed. I cannot recommend Dr Alison and her team enough and have even converted some of my friends.