JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS
SAFE FACIAL FILLER
Although many people are unhappy with wrinkles and lines on their faces, many are not willing to go through invasive cosmetic surgery and enhance their appearance. Great news is that you do not have to turn to those invasive surgeries any longer. At the practice of board certified dermatologist Dr. Alonso, there are a number of non-surgical, non-invasive treatment options, including Juvederm Ultra Plus , to reduce or eliminate wrinkles. Read below to learn more about how Juvederm Ultra Plus can help you look as young as you feel, and contact Dr. Alonso’s practice at (305) 403-1181 to schedule a consultation today.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS? HOW IS IT DIFFERENT THAN OTHER KINDS OF JUVEDERM?
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a unique injectable gel which works to restore volume to the skin and smooth away moderate to several wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Ultra Plus has an enhanced filling ability, which makes it more stable and thicker. Cross-linking is used to provide more stability and viscosity in the Juvederm formulas. Juvederm Ultra Plus has a more highly cross-linked formula than Ultra, 8% compared to 6%. Juvederm Ultra Plus gets injected deeper into the dermis. Juvederm Ultra is primarily injected into the higher areas of the dermis. While both versions can be very effective at improving the look of folds and wrinkles, clinically conducted studies that have measured results at 2-weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks, 36 weeks and 48 weeks found that Juvederm Ultra Plus had slightly better results and that those results held up better over long periods of time. A second study of similar patients found that those individuals that had a repeat treatment found similar results. Unlike other injectable treatments which are specified for use only on specific areas of the face, Juvederm Ultra can be used to combat several signs of aging, including:
- Smile Lines
- Marionette Lines
- Vertical Lines (between the lips and nose)
Juvederm Ultra Plus works by replenishing the body’s levels of hyaluronic acid, a substance which hydrates and nourishes the skin. It is unique from other hyaluronic fillers because of its smooth-gel structure, which creates more noticeable and longer-lasting results. In addition, Juvederm Ultra Plus contains an anesthetic called lidocaine, which makes treatment safe and comfortable.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Juvederm Ultra Plus is appropriate for patients 18 years old or older who wish to reduce or eliminate the appearance of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Because it contains lidocaine, Juvederm Ultra Plus is not appropriate for patients who are allergic to the anesthetic. During a consultation, it is important to disclose any allergies or medical conditions to Dr. Alonso so she can determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.
JUVEDERM ULTRA PLUS INJECTIONS
Juvederm Ultra Plus injections can be administered in less than one half hour at Dr. Alonso’s state-of-the-art Coral Gables practice. During treatment, Dr. Alonso carefully injects a specified amount of Juvederm Ultra Plus into the treatment area. As a renowned cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Alonso has a keen aesthetic eye and places the Juvederm Ultra Plus precisely to create youthful, natural-looking results. She may gently massage the area after injections to smooth out the filler. Results from Juvederm Ultra Plus injections are immediately noticeable and can last anywhere from nine to twelve months.
RECOVERING FROM JUVEDERM INJECTIONS ULTRA PLUS
Juvederm Ultra Plus is a non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic treatment which requires little to no downtime. Patients who receive Juvederm Ultra Plus injections may experience some minor swelling, redness or discomfort at the injections site, though all of these side effects subside on their own. Dr. Alonso provides thorough post-treatment instructions and is available around the clock to address any questions or concerns that may arise in the days after treatment.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Dr. Alonso is a board certified dermatologist and a leading provider of injectable treatments in South Miami. If you would like to learn more about the minimally invasive skin care treatments she offers, including Perlane, Botox, Kybella, and Restylane in Pinecrest, contact her cosmetic dermatology practice today at 305-403-1181.