Juvederm Ultra & Ultra Plus XC Treatments

Juvederm Fillers NYC: Lift and Restore for an Instantly More Youthful Appearance

Isn’t it time to live life at full volume? Smooth Synergy offers Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC  — the gold standard of cosmetic dermal fillers to replenish volume loss due to aging or weight loss. Simply put, Juvederm is one of the best nonsurgical options to revitalize your skin and reveal a younger you, New York City!

Benefits of Juvederm Ultra / Juvederm Ultra Plus
  • Safe, effective and FDA-approved
  • No surgery or anesthesia
  • Lifts and adds volume to the face
  • Restores a youthful appearance
  • Sources naturally-occurring Hyaluronic Acid

Juvederm Ultra Before and After

Juvederm Ultra FAQs

Juvederm offers a superior line of cosmetic dermal fillers that make use of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) to plump the skin, enhance contours, soften lines and add volume to the face. Cosmetic Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers, like Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus, work to replenish the depleted HA and are great tools to soften folds in the skin. This results in a more youthful appearance.

In a nutshell, Juvederm replaces lost Hyaluronic Acid. Through the aging process, our bodies produce less Hyaluronic Acid. Without enough of this nourishing and hydrating element, elastin and collagen fibers struggle to provide support for the face, resulting in wrinkles, hollows and folds.

Juvederm (Allergan), Restylane (Galderma) and Belotero (Merz) are all cosmetic fillers that are derived from Hyaluronic Acid to fill, plump and add volume to the skin. The difference is their maker, and, therefore, their specific and proprietary formulation. It’s best to speak with a medical practitioner to find out which brand is right for you.

Both HA fillers are highly effective at adding volume to the face. However, they differ by viscosity and weight. Therefore, each formulation offers a unique balance of the three essential properties of a cosmetic filler: elasticity, cohesity and plasticity.  As a result, each dermal filler is particularly suited for a certain area of the face or for a particular aging concern. Specifically,

Juvederm Ultra Plus: A thicker structure gives Ultra Plus a durability that translates into superior lifting power. Therefore, it is highly effective at providing a sturdy structure to cheeks and filling in deep folds, furrows, creases and wrinkles. It’s indicated to treat severe nasolabial folds and marionette lines.

Juvederm Ultra: This filler is thinner and can gently and softly smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), nose and mouth (smile or frown lines), as well as plump a thin lip.

Allergan offers two product lines of Juvederm HA fillers. These are both used as anti-aging agents, as well as for lip augmentation. The newest line of HA fillers includes Vollure, Voluma and Volbella. It’s predecessor consists of Ultra and Ultra Plus.

The difference is in the formulation of Hyaluronic Acid. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus offer a Hyaluronic Acid in a single consistency and uniform molecular weight. (Allergan refers to this formulation as Hylacross technology). On the other hand, Juvederm Volbella, Voluma and Vollure use Vycross technology. 

Juvederm XC comes with Lidocaine in its formulation, while Juvederm does not.

It turns out it’s more important to find a physician with medical training, knowledge of facial anatomy and a keen eye for aesthetics than to master the science behind each particular filler. Because your doctor has an arsenal of specialized fillers now, he has more choices than ever before. He can create a personalized treatment plan based on your particular aging concerns and individual skincare needs.

A Juvederm XC  injection is actually quite simple and usually takes between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area. Juvederm is a gel that gets injected under the skin to provide a smooth, natural look and feel. Our Medical Director, Dr. George, MD, will evaluate your face, and mark strategic injection points for placement. Using a super-fine needle, he will inject the Juvederm with Lidocaine at various predetermined sites along the treatment area. Finally, he evaluate the treatment area to assess whether additional filler is needed to assure maximum benefit to the skin.

Juvederm post treatment is fairly straightforward. Because cosmetic fillers are minimally invasive, they are safe and effective alternatives to plastic surgery. Following a Juvederm injection, there’s no downtime and most patients can return to normal activity immediately. However, some patients describe a mild pinching, stinging or burning sensation at the injection site, but the treatment is usually easily tolerated. It’s advised that intense physical exercise be avoided for 24-48 hours, in order to minimize swelling. Some patients experience mild and temporary swelling, bruising, numbness, tenderness or redness, which usually dissipates within a few hours to a few days. Topical icing is recommended to alleviate these symptoms.

Fillers are instantly effective at restoring volume and smoothing out lines and wrinkles and generally last between 6-12 months. They are not permanent and require a maintenance regime. The time between treatment depends on each individual’s skincare concern and treatment goals.

How many syringes of Juvederm depends on the area treated, as well as the correction desired. For example, Juvederm Ultra for lips will be a different price than Juvederm Ultra Plus for cheeks. In general, we suggest that you come in for a private consultation to determine the cost of treatment.

At Smooth Synergy, we offer a comprehensive menu of skin-restoring treatments that includes the complete line of Juvederm HA fillers: Ultra, Ultra Plus, as well as Voluma, Volbella and Vollure. Book a consultation with our skin care specialists to help you decide which face treatment is best for you. Call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an expert in beauty and schedule a complementary consultation.