Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus
Once you’ve decided that you’d like to try a dermal filler, you’ll want to choose the one that can give you the best results possible. There are several factors to take into consideration before deciding, such as your current age, the state of your skin, and what your cosmetic goals are. Both Ultra and Ultra Plus are high-quality and effective treatments, but they have been designed to achieve different results, so we might recommend one or the other to you.
The Ultra formula is designed to add volume to your facial features and remove fine lines or wrinkles. It is a smooth and flexible gel that can provide you with excellent results, especially if it is applied by an expert technician with lots of experience. Because it is thinner than some of the other options, it’s often used on patients who come to us quite early on in the aging process. Ultra works best on fine lines or to create a subtle, natural effect.
Depending on what you hope to achieve, we will also use Ultra on your lips. Again, the thin and silky nature of this gel will create a very authentic look, so you can enjoy more luscious lips without the risk of the changes feeling too extreme. You can expect your Ultra treatment to last for around one year, although you may be able to extend its duration by taking excellent care of your skin and protecting it from direct sunlight.
Patients who come to us at a later age or who desire more significant corrections might be well served with Ultra Plus, which can address moderate to deep wrinkling because it is injected deeper into the tissue. The formula is thicker than Ultra, and it contains larger molecules, so the end results may look more dramatic. Ultra Plus can also correct nasolabial folds and mid-face volume loss, and we can use it to change the shape of your lips more substantially.
The duration of your results is likely to be similar to Ultra, although the thicker consistency of the gel might make it last slightly longer. You have the option of coming back for a touch-up appointment 6-9 months after your first session. Some of our patients who are looking for a big change also combine this treatment with Botox because these two options go very well together.
How To Choose One
With this information, you might already have an idea of which treatment could be the best fit for you. However, it’s best to discuss your goals and current health status with a professional before proceeding. When you contact us about improving the look and feel of your facial area, we will invite you to an initial consultation. Together, we can then make a decision about what could work best for you, and we’ll come up with a suitable treatment plan.
If you’ve never had a dermal filler before, you might be wondering whether this type of treatment is a good fit for you and what you can expect at your appointment. Injectables are minimally invasive, so they don’t impact your life in the same way that surgery would. They are suitable for almost everyone, and you don’t need extensive recovery time. In fact, you can even complete your treatment on your lunch break and return back to work in the afternoon.
Am I a Good Candidate For Juvederm Ultra?
Most people who would like to eliminate or prevent the effects of aging are a good fit. While some of our patients come to us after the age of 40, others decide to start treatment in their 20s. Even if you’re not currently eligible for surgery, you might be able to benefit from injectables because they are much less taxing on the body. The substance used, hyaluronic acid, occurs naturally in your body, so your immune system is very unlikely to reject it.
What Will Happen at My Appointment?
When you come to the clinic, your practitioner will first apply numbing cream to your treatment area. Once it has sunk in and your face feels numb, they will then inject the filler in strategic spots. You should be able to leave the clinic soon after, and most appointments take less than an hour. Because the treatment isn’t very invasive, you’ll be able to drive yourself home or back to work. You don’t need anyone to accompany you.
Enhance and Rejuvenate Your Skin Now
Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus are both great options when it comes to restoring your naturally beautiful look and removing fine lines or wrinkles. Depending on your skin’s condition and what you’re hoping to achieve, we may advise you to choose one or the other. To find out more, get in touch with us at Steele Creek Dermatology in Charlotte, NC, and book your initial appointment. We will be happy to welcome you to the clinic and discuss your treatment needs.