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

What is Juvederm Ultra 4?

Juvederm Ultra 4 is a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid (HA) that is used to smooth the skin by filling in skin depressions. It is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, mainly around the lips and nose. Juvederm Ultra 4 is also known as Juvederm Ultra Plus XC in the United States.

What is Juvederm Ultra 4 used for?

Juvederm Ultra 4 is injected into the skin to add volume to, refine or contour the treatment area and smooth out wrinkles. It is indicated for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, including nasolabial folds.

Side effects

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

  • Slight redness
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • To ensure that these side effects do not occur, do not inject this filler if you are not a licensed injector. If you are a licensed injector, always 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 and to avoid potential rare side effects, which include the following:

    • 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 your patient of all appropriate aftercare methods following treatment with Juvederm Ultra 4, which 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 treatment will be listed in the product’s information leaflet.