What is Juvederm Ultra 4 Used For & What are Its Side Effects?

People who suffer from wrinkles and fine lines around the lip and nose areas can use Juvederm Ultra 4 to help. This treatment injects a formula made from ingredients naturally found in the skin, with hyaluronic acid being the main ingredient.

What is Juvederm Ultra 4?

This dermal filler is used to smooth the skin by filling in skin depressions. These dermal fillers can be helpful for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Juvederm Ultra 4 is also known as Juvederm Ultra Plus XC in the US.

What is Juvederm Ultra 4 used for?

Juvederm Ultra 4 is also to add volume to the injected areas to either refine the contour of the treatment area or to smooth out wrinkles.

Side effects

Common side effects:

The most common side effects are cause by the injection process. These typically resolve on their own.

  • Slight redness
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising

Rare side effects:

To ensure that these effects do not occur, do not inject this filler if you are not a licensed injector. As well, ensure to follow the use instructions listed in the product pamphlet. It is also important to review the patient’s medical history to ensure the treatment is suitable for them. Do not inject into areas with an active infection.

  • Granuloma
  • Allergic reaction

Be sure to inform your patients of all possible side effects, precautions, and contraindications prior to treatment.

Safety precautions after treatment

Inform you patient of all appropriate aftercare methods. This may include avoiding sun exposure and extreme temperatures until inflammatory reactions have resolved. It is also recommended that patients avoid wearing makeup for the first 12 hours. Precautions to take after the treatment will be listed in the information leaflet.  

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