JUVEDERM® ULTRA 3 (2x1ml)
Active Substance(s): Hyaluronic acid, lidocaine
Strength: 24mg/ml, 3mg/ml
Pack Size: 2-1ml prefilled syringes
Accessories: Package insert, 4-27G 1/2” needles, 4 traceability labels
Other Known Names: Juvederm Ultra Plus XC
WHAT IS JUVEDERM ULTRA 3?
It is an injectable non-toxic, biocompatible hyaluronic acid dermal filler manufactured by Allergan. This aesthetic filler is used to treat deep-set wrinkles and folds as well as sagging skin. In addition, this treatment is suitable for lip enhancement. The added anaesthetic lidocaine works to provide comfort during treatment.
The concentrations of hyaluronic acid and lidocaine are 24mg/mL and 3mg/mL, respectively, making the gel more durable.
A box of Juvederm Ultra 3 is supplied with 2-1mL prefilled syringe, 1 sterilised 27G1⁄2” needle, instruction manual, and labels to ensure traceability. This fragile package must be stored in a cool and dry place at a temperature between 2°C and 25°C.
WHAT IS JUVEDERM ULTRA 3 USED FOR?
Juvederm Ultra 3 is a thick and versatile gel consisting of hyaluronic acid, which helps to correct many skin issues. If your patients suffer from moderate to severe wrinkles, like marionette lines and nasolabial folds, and thin, undefined lips, they can use this gel. This cosmetic filler is also indicated for patients with facial fat loss with pronounced face hollows.
HOW DOES THIS DERMAL FILLER WORK?
Young skin generates new cells (e.g. collagen and hyaluronic acid) and repairs any injuries sustained with ease. This is why skin usually looks smooth and plump during the younger years. However, with time, the skin’s recovery process gets repressed, which result in lines and wrinkles. For some people, ageing signs can be harsh, especially when they lose facial fat deposits. The appearance of folds can then be exaggerated, resulting in a worn-down complexion. Juvederm Ultra 3 offers solutions for all of the above mentioned issues. The smooth filler gel is made of highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid to easily fill in the gaps underneath wrinkles and volumise hollowed areas. Once it is injected into the area, the body’s natural genesis of essential proteins is boosted. Hence, the face appears smoother and defined.
HOW TO INJECT JUVEDERM ULTRA 3?
Since dermal filler injections are medical procedures, only certified medical personnel with adequate experience and skills in dermal filler injection techniques can administer this gel. Prior to injecting, do a thorough facial assessment session to identify patients’ skin concerns. During this session, you should also obtain their medical history (e.g. past and/or present medical conditions, medications and/or supplements taken, and previous dermal treatments) to minimise risk of adverse effects. After thorough cleaning and sterilisation, doctors should inject the gel into the dermis. If you are correcting the lip area, then inject the gel into the lip mucous membrane. The supplied needle and lidocaine ensures an almost pain-free treatment session. After injecting, discard the used syringe safely and gently massage the treated area for better product distribution.
HOW LONG DOES THIS FACE FILLER LAST?
After the initial injection site reactions have subsided, patients will notice natural-looking improvements to their once-troubling skin issues. These improvements can last up to a year, after which the filler gel will gradually disintegrate into the facial tissues. Your patients can then get another treatment to maintain their youthful complexion.
IS THIS PRODUCT SAFE?
Juvederm Ultra 3 is a very safe aesthetic solution because its main ingredient, hyaluronic acid, exists naturally in the body. Also, the gel is highly biocompatible and can be absorbed by the cells without leaving any residue behind. Nevertheless, some individuals are contraindicated from using this gel due to poor safety profile:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women;
- Individuals who are allergic to any of the filler gel components;
- Individuals who develop hypertrophic scarring;
- Individuals with active skin inflammations (e.g. herpes breakouts and acne); Individuals with a history of anaphylactic shock.
If your patients are currently experiencing any skin irritations due to previous aesthetic treatments (e.g. dermabrasion or laser treatment), wait until the skin has healed before you proceed with Juvederm Ultra 3 injections.
JUVEDERM ULTRA 3 SIDE EFFECTS
Some common side effects that your patients may report are actually associated with filler implantation.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS:
- Bruising or discolouration
- Lump formation
- Weak filling effect
Usually, the above mentioned reactions last up to a few days and the full rehabilitation does not take more than a week. Patients should stop taking anticoagulants (e.g. aspirin, warfarin, high doses of vitamin E, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, or garlic) to reduce the risk of bleeding during injection and formation of haematomas at the injection sites. As well, patients should avoid alcoholic drinks, vigorous exercise, and extended sun exposure during the first 24 hours following treatment session. Other more severe adverse reactions may also happen if proper precautions are not followed diligently.
SEVERE OR SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS:
- Immediate or delayed hypersensitivity reactions
- Granuloma (Inflamed mass of tissue)
- Abscess (Pus)
- Necrosis (Tissue death)
Your patients should see a doctor quickly if the reactions persist longer than a week.
WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
Juvederm Ultra 3 is made of non-animal highly cross-linked hyaluronic acid. The combination of lidocaine numbs the area during treatment.
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.