JUVEDERM® ULTRA 2
Active Substance(s): Hyaluronic acid, lidocaine
Strength: 24mg/ml, 3mg/ml
Pack Size: 2-0.55ml prefilled syringes
Accessories: Package insert, 2-30G 1/2” needles, 4 traceability labels
Other Known Names: Juvederm Ultra XC
WHAT IS JUVEDERM ULTRA 2?
Juvederm Ultra 2 is an injectible dermal filler with a biocompatible hyaluronic acid base, manufactured by Allergan. This hyaluronic-acid-based dermal fillers product is used for treating fine lines, especially those close to the skin’s surface.
The product is actually a highly cross-linked formula suitable for the correction of medium skin depressions and facial lines, and the addition of 0.3% of Lidocaine is meant to reduce any pain and discomfort during the procedure.
This treatment is suitable for any patient, both men and women, who would like to improve the appearance of facial folds or augment the lips.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Juvederm Ultra 2 is a product that is used for correcting minor lines and wrinkles on the face (in the upper surface area of the skin dermis), as well as for defining lip volume and shape.
This product aims to revitalize the skin by reducing lines and wrinkles while giving a fresh and bright appearance, as well as to restore lost volume and define and re-shape areas such as lips and facial contours.
This dermal filler is based on hyaluronic acid, which is actually a natural component that is already produced in the body. Its function is to absorb moisture and to keep the skin hydrated and healthy.
This product is recommended for those patients who want to improve the appearance of their facial lines or augment their lips.
Severe scarring on the face and very thin or loose skin can lessen the effectiveness of the product. In most cases, Juvederm is an excellent choice, and its results are longer lasting than most dermal fillers.
HOW DOES THIS DERMAL FILLER WORK?
Juvederm Ultra 2 comes in a form of a transparent smooth gel based on hyaluronic acid, which is actually a sugar-based compound responsible for maintaining and delivering nutrient levels and moisture into the skin cells while creating volume.
Unfortunately, over time, the skin’s ability to produce hyaluronic acid diminishes. Juvederm Ultra 2, when injected into wrinkles, furrows or any sunken facial areas, can replenish the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed in the body, while helping your patients achieve a more youthful and healthy appearance.
HOW TO INJECT JUVEDERM ULTRA 2?
Juvederm Ultra 2 must be performed by a professional that has proper training and license for the procedure, in order to avoid any unnecessary complications.
At least one week before the procedure, it is important your patients have stopped taking any anti-inflammatory medications or Aspirin.
The procedure is quite simple, and it can last up to 30 minutes. The product is injected into the targeted area with a small needle, as the gel consistency is smoother than other dermal fillers, making the procedure more comfortable. Since it contains Lidocaine, the procedure is practically painless.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm is naturally absorbed in the body, and because of its cross-linked composition it integrates inside slowly. As a result, patient can enjoy longer lasting results than with other dermal fillers. Maintenance treatments will be needed 1–3 times a year, depending on the area treated as well as the body’s metabolism and chemistry.
The average time that Juvederm Ultra treatment can last is up to a year. The first results are visible as soon as the procedure is finished, as for the final results, they will be visible within a week following the treatment.
IS THIS PRODUCT SAFE?
Juvederm Ultra treatment is a totally safe procedure, as it is FDA tested and approved.
Patients with a history of severe allergies, or hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine should not proceed with this procedure, as the main component of Juvederm is hyaluronic acid and it contains lidocaine. As well, patients with autoimmune disease, rheumatic fever or epilepsy are not encouraged to receive this treatment.
After the procedure, patients should avoid alcohol, heavy exercises, severe heat and exposure to sun.
Unlike with some other dermal fillers, with Juvederm there is no need of pretreatment allergy testing, as hyaluronic acid is already naturally produced in the human body, and the hyaluronic acid in Juvederm Ultra is created trough biosynthesis, and it is not of animal origin, which makes it highly biocompatible.
As mentioned above, the procedure must be done by a professional that is trained and licensed to do the treatment, in order to avoid any unnecessary complications.
JUVEDERM ULTRA 2 SIDE EFFECTS
With every cosmetic procedure there comes a risk of some side effects, which can be mild and temporary, as well as severe and more dangerous. This procedure should not be performed on pregnant women, as well as on women who are breastfeeding. Common side effects are usually very mild, and they resolve within a week after the procedure.
Below you can find some of the most common side effects following the Juvederm Ultra 2 treatment.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
Common side effects are usually very mild, and they resolve within a week after the procedure.
- Permanent Scarring
- Vision Abnormalities
Severe side effects rarely occur, and only do when the product is mishandled, like injecting the product into a blood vessel. It is very important to understand how to use the product before administering it to a patient. Be sure to know of any allergies your patients might have before treatment.
Refer to product leaflet for a full list of side effects.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM ULTRA 2 MADE OF?
Juvederm Ultra 2 is made of biocompatible hyaluronic acid, which actually is a complex sugar that adds to the elasticity and volume of the skin, and it is found naturally in all living organisms. Hyaluronic acid is very important in retaining and delivery of moisture and nutrients into the skin, and its levels in the body naturally decrease over the years.
The hyaluronic acid in this product is created as a result of an advanced manufacturing process, and it is specifically formulated as a malleable and smooth gel in order to ensure the most natural looking results as possible.
Warning! The product is intended solely for professional use in a medical environment and under professional supervision. The product is supplied to medical professionals who specialize in aesthetic medicine (plastic surgery, facial treatments) and work under individual medical licenses as aestheticians or in dedicated clinics. Unprofessional use by individuals without a medical background may lead to severe adverse effects and health harm.