Juvéderm ULTRA® - A hyaluronic acid dermal filler from Allergan

What is Juvederm?

The Juvederm Ultra range is a series of dermal fillers made by Allergan, the makers of Botox®.  As we age, our skin changes its appearance and characteristics, causing fine lines and wrinkles which can leave the skin to feel more fragile and loose elasticity. 

The Juvéderm® ULTRA range of injectable gels provide a simple, fast answer. It’s an exciting new category of dermal fi llers based on hyaluronic acid – a substance which occurs naturally in the body. This means it not only fills wrinkles but also replaces something which the skin has lost over time.Long-lasting Juvéderm® ULTRA Thanks to Juvéderm® ULTRA, you can look forward to a noticeable improvement and longer lasting results for up to a year.

What causes the skin to age?

For many people, the younger they look, the better they feel about themselves. But age is an unstoppable process and, as the body ages, so does the skin and its appearance and characteristics change. Age, hormones, sun exposure, smoking all have part to play, causing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin feels more fragile and less elastic. As our age increases, the hyaluronic acid (HA) content of our skin – which is so important for water retention – decreases. The oil-producing (sebaceous) glands become less active and your skin becomes drier. The skin also loses fat, so it looks less plump and smooth and it also loses its youthful colour and glow. While all these changes are taking place, gravity is also at work, pulling at the skin, causing it to sag. Help is at hand thanks to Juvéderm® ULTRA Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are becoming more and more popular because they are quicker, less painful and more subtle than plasticsurgery. That’s why 

Gentle Juvéderm® ULTRA Because Juvéderm® ULTRA contains pain-reducing Lidocaine, the whole injection process is a more comfortable experience. In fact, Juvéderm® ULTRA is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler family available today with this built-in anaesthetic. According to laboratory evaluations, 75% of patients found Juvéderm® ULTRA 3 a less painful experience than treatment not containing Lidocaine. 

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in the body:

Helps hydrate and add volume to our skin. One third of the body’s HA is naturally removed and replaced every day. Naturally occurring HA decreases with age. HA is also used by doctors for medical procedures, e.g. eye surgery, tissue engineering. The hyaluronic acid used in Juvéderm® ULTRA is non-animal and has been clinically refined to provide very natural and long lasting aesthetic results. It has an excellent safety profile, it is resorbable so the aesthetic effects are not permanent.