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Dermal Fillers

Immediate smoothing of  facial lines, softly and gently. Getting older is a fact of life. Some people age better while some are lucky enough to look younger.

The younger you look the better you feel about yourself. As you get older the characteristics of your skin changes, age, hormones, sun exposure and smoking all have a part to play causing fine lines and wrinkles. Skin becomes more fragile and less elastic.  The Hyaluronic Acid (HA) content of skin – which is important in water retention – decreases, so skin looks less plump and smooth and it also, loses its youthful colour and glow. Gravity also plays a part pulling at the skin causing it to sag.

Help is on hand thanks to Juvéderm™ ULTRA.

Non-surgical aesthetics treatments are becoming more and more popular because they are the quicker, less painful and more subtle than plastic surgery. Juvéderm™ ULTRA, a range of injectable gels provide a simple, fast answer, using  Hyaluronic acid – a substance that occurs naturally in the body, not only fills wrinkles but also replaces what the skin has lost over time.

What is it?
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel is a colourless 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.

The Juvederm® ULTRA range of products is a new generation of hyaluronic acid fillers from ALLERGAN, a world leader in surgical and non-surgical aesthetics products. They use a specially formulated type of hyaluronic acid (HA) that exists naturally in your skin. It’s a natural, biodegradable gel that flows easily and smoothly into your skin, instantly filling out those troublesome lines leaving a smooth and natural look and feel. So, you’ll notice an immediate difference after just one treatment.

What does it do?
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra injectable gel temporarily adds volume to facial tissue and restores a smoother appearance to the face.

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

What will it accomplish?
JUVÉDERM™ Ultra 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 9 months to 1 year.

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.