Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are state-of-the-art dermal fillers designed especially for restoring youthful volume in the face, cheeks, and lips; they’re also designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, nose, and chin. Made out of a smooth gel of hyaluronic acid, both of these treatments can nourish the skin and create instant volume once they’re injected into the target area. These precise, simple treatments allow for natural-looking rejuvenation that targets the very root causes of aging. What makes them even more remarkable is that they require no downtime and have results that can last for up to a year.
B. Maya Kato, MD
Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.Meet dr. maya kato
The Science of Hyaluronic Acid
Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus are made from hyaluronic acid, a sugar that’s naturally found in the body and an important component of keeping skin cells nourished and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid also binds the collagen and elastic stores in the skin together to keep them strong and structured.
The injectable solutions are formulated using Hylacross™ technology, to crosslink the hyaluronic acid particles in the formula. This results in a gel that’s smooth and consistent, allowing for softer, natural results. The Ultra Plus’s formula has a heavier particle size and higher cross-linking, making its sturdy gel perfect for deeper creases and lifting sunken areas on the face. Juvéderm® Ultra’s slightly smaller cross-linking and particle size makes for a softer gel, making it optimal for more subtle rejuvenation.
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The Benefits of Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
Ultra can treat fine lines and wrinkles like nasolabial folds, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines. It can also reduce the appearance of scars. The soft gel is also used for lip rejuvenation. Ultra Plus can restore volume to sunken areas in the face, smooth out deep creases and wrinkles, contour the face, and dramatically enhance lip volume.
Your Treatment for Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus
Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus take minutes to perform. First, your aesthetic physician will analyze your profile to determine the right treatment and placement of shots. Then, your treatment will be delivered using a very fine needle or cannula. The injectable solution not only contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in the formula, but the smoothness of the gels themselves make them easier to inject. A patient’s discomfort with the treatment will depend on their pain tolerance and the area being treated, but is typically minimal. A topical anesthetic can also be used if the patient desires. After the treatment is over, the patient can return to their typical activities without any downtime or recovery.
Why Choose Aesthetic Art?
Ultimately, what decides your results is the skill of your aesthetic physician. A less experienced cosmetic injector might lead to a poorly administered treatment rife with unsatisfactory results that fade quickly. A highly-trained aesthetic physician, however, will have a better chance of creating breathtaking results that can last much longer.
Many of our Palm Springs patients have been satisfied with Aesthetic Art’s delivery of safe, natural-looking rejuvenation. For a consultation on Juvéderm® Ultra and Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, contact Aesthetic Art.