Juvederm ULTRA Frequently Asked Questions

1. What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

 Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments and has been used by doctors for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgery.

2. How long is an appointment?

The injection process can take a mere 15-20 minutes. You’ll also need to allow time to consult with your practitioner before treatment.

3. Will the procedure hurt?

The smooth consistency gel of Juvéderm® ULTRA allows your practitioner to administer it easily and smoothly. It also contains 0.3% Lidocaine to reduce injection pain for a more comfortable experience.

4. Will I notice the difference right away?

Yes, the aesthetic results are immediate. You’ll see the results as soon as your appointment is over – and no-one else need know!

5. Will I need to take time off work?

Absolutely not! You can have an appointment in your lunch hour and then get right back to your normal routine.

6. Are there any side effects?

Following injection, you may experience slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injected area. Your practitioner can advise on this. Please be assured that these side effects will not last and can be easily covered up with your usual make-up. However, do not hesitate to get in touch with your practitioner in the unlikely event that these reactions last longer than a week or if you experience any other side effects. All skin injection procedures carry a risk of infection.

7. How long will the effects last? 

This is related to many factors such as: 

  • Age
  • The area where you have the injections
  • Quantity of Juvéderm® ULTRA injected
  • Quality of skin
  • Life style
  • Healthiness

However, Juvéderm® ULTRA is the only family of HA fillers approved by the US FDA to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds for up to one year.

8. Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?

We advise you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-infl ammatory drugs (with analgesic, antipyretic and anti-infl ammatory effects) a couple of days before your Juvéderm® ULTRA injection. This will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection.

9. When will I need another injection?

Many patients like to book touch-up injections as well as repeat injections to maintain the way they look. Ask your practitioner for advice about aftercare.

10. I’ve heard about dermal fillers – what makes Juvéderm® ULTRA so special? 

Juvéderm® ULTRA is the ONLY family of hyaluronic acid (HA) fi llers approved in the US to correct moderate to severe wrinkles and folds for up to one year. Juvéderm® ULTRA range consists of a smooth consistency gel that fl ows easily into the skin for a smooth, natural look and feel. Most of the other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are gritty and granular in feel.What causes the skin to age? 

For many people, the younger they look, thebetter they feel about themselves. But ageis an unstoppable process and, as the bodyages, so does the skin and its appearance andcharacteristics change.Age, hormones, sun exposure, smoking all havepart to play, causing fi ne lines and wrinkles. Skinfeels more fragile and less elastic. As our ageincreases, the hyaluronic acid (HA) content of ourskin – which is so important for water retention –decreases. The oil-producing (sebaceous) glandsbecome less active and your skin becomes drier.The skin also loses fat, so it looks less plumpand smooth and it also loses its youthful colourand glow.While all these changes are taking place, gravity isalso at work, pulling at the skin, causing it to sag.Help is at hand thanks toJuvéderm® ULTRANon-surgical aesthetic treatments are becomingmore and more popular because they arequicker, less painful and more subtle than plasticsurgery. That’s why the Juvéderm® ULTRA rangeof injectable gels provide a simple, fast answer.It’s an exciting new category of dermal fi llersbased on hyaluronic acid – a substance whichoccurs naturally in the body. This means it notonly fi lls wrinkles but also replaces somethingwhich the skin has lost over time.Long-lasting Juvéderm® ULTRAThanks to Juvéderm® ULTRA, you can lookforward to a noticeable improvement and longerlasting results for up to a year.1Gentle Juvéderm® ULTRABecause Juvéderm® ULTRA containspain-reducing Lidocaine, the whole injectionprocess is a more comfortable experience. Infact, Juvéderm® ULTRA is the only hyaluronicacid dermal fi ller family available today with thisbuilt-in anaesthetic. According to laboratoryevaluations, 75% of patients found Juvéderm®ULTRA 3 a less painful experience thantreatment not containing Lidocaine.2