Juvéderm® ULTRA Product summary
Juvéderm ULTRA is an advanced, cohesive, 3D hyaluronic acid matrix dermal filler with local anaesthetic. Juvéderm® ULTRA was launched in the UK in February 2008.
What does it contain?
Juvéderm ULTRA contains non-animal hyaluronic acid with the addition of 0.3% lidocaine, local anaesthetic to provide more comfort both during and after injection.
How is it made?
By bacterial fermentation from streptococci bacteria.
Is a skin test required before treatment?
No allergy test needed.
Is it temporary or permanent?
Hyaluronic acid is completely broken down within the skin over a period of months, eventually leaving no trace of the filler.
Should be used by
Medically trained practitioners – i.e Surgeons, Doctors, Dentists & Nurses.
Juvéderm ULTRA Product range
There are four different formulations for Juvéderm® ULTRA available which include:
Juvéderm® ULTRA 2
A highly cross-linked formulation for the subtle correction of medium facial lines and skin depressions. Also enhances lip contour.
Juvéderm® ULTRA 3
A highly cross-linked formulation for more versatility in contouring and volumising medium to deep facial lines and skin depressions, such as nasolabial folds. Also enhances lip contour and volume.
Juvéderm® ULTRA 4
A highly cross-linked robust formulation for volumising and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles, including enhancing volume in the cheeks and chin. This formulation should not be injected into the glabella (frown lines) or into the areas under the eyes.
Juvéderm® ULTRA Smile
The newest member of the Juvéderm® ULTRA family was launched in January 2010, based on the Juvéderm® ULTRA 3 product it is specifically targeted for use in the lips.
Not to be used in
Individuals with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine.
Patients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies.
Juvéderm® ULTRA should not be administered directly after laser treatment, deep chemical peeling, dermabrasion or in the case of superficial chemical peeling if there is a severe inflammatory reaction.
Duration of effect
According to the manufacturer Juvéderm® ULTRA has enhanced stability and resistance to degradation by heat and the body’s metabolism, providing a duration of the product up to 12 months.
Reported side effects
Transient erythema (redness), swelling, pain, itching, discolouration or tenderness at the implant site.
Typically resolution is spontaneous, within one or two days after injection into the skin, and within a week after injection into the lips.