Difference Between Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus?

What is the difference between Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus? Which among them lasts the longest for thin lips and moderating "smoker's lines"? I had Juvederm done last December with great results, but it lasted only about 4 months.

Doctor Answers 2

Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus

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There are two types of Juvederm available, right now, in the US. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. They are very similar. The difference is that Ultra Plus is a little thicker. For deep furrows on your face, Ultra Plus will give you a greater amount of change for the same amount of product. For fine lines, Juvederm Ultra works better. There are many situations where either could be used.

The length of time they last is most related to your metabolism and what part of the face is treated. Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus tend to last a similar length of time for most people.

Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon

Confusing names

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It is a little confusing because there is no plain "Juvederm". The original product is called "Ultra" and the thicker version is called "Ultra Plus." The thicker product has hyaluronic acid that is more "cross linked" to make it 20% thicker.

Either product is appropriate for the fine lines around the mouth and to make the lips bigger, and, in theory, the ultra plus may last a little longer.

Good Luck!

Jeffrey Horowitz, MD
Bel Air Plastic Surgeon
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