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What is it?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent.

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JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

How is it used?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur. JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel temporarily adds volume to the skin and may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

What will it accomplish?

JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel will help to smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Most patients need one treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about six months.

What are possible side effects?

Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature, and their duration is short lasting (7 days or less). The most common side effects include but are not limited to temporary injection site reactions such as: redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection.

Are there any reasons why I should not receive JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel?

Your physician will ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. JUVÉDERM Ultra Plus injectable gel should not be used in patients who have:

What should my physician advise me about?

The following are important treatment considerations for you to discuss with your physician and understand in order to help avoid unsatisfactory results and complications.

What should my physician warn me about?

The safety and effectiveness of JUVÉDERM™ Ultra Plus injectable gel for the treatment of areas other than facial wrinkles and folds (such as lips) have not been established in controlled clinical studies.

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