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Everything You Need to Know about Juvéderm Ultra Plus®

One of the cosmetic procedures that Dr. Sofonio offers to help rejuvenate the face is Juvéderm Ultra Plus®. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is a dermal filler, which is a type of nontoxic substance that is injected into the skin. Dermal fillers have multiple purposes, and the effects include smoothing out fine lines, acne scars, or nose contours or simply providing a fuller face. If you’re interested in taking advantage of Juvéderm Ultra Plus in Rancho Mirage, please take a moment to learn more about this procedure and reach out to us if you have any questions.

Juvéderm Ultra Plus is made from a hyaluronic gel—a sugar that’s naturally found in your skin. Once Juvéderm Ultra Plus is injected in the skin, it not only absorbs water, but it also sends out nutrients and functions as a cushioning agent. It works like a sponge, and as it expands, it’ll fill in wrinkles, support areas of your skin that may have sunk in, and minimize the appearance of any folds in your skin. Juvéderm Ultra Plus also helps to make your skin look younger and more radiant, as well as softer, thanks to the water introduced into your skin. In addition to that, you’ll also have an increase of collagen, which helps to bring down the number of wrinkles in your skin.

It’s important to note that Juvéderm Ultra Plus is different from Juvéderm Ultra—the Ultra Plus version of Juvéderm tends to be used when you need a more intense rejuvenation of your skin. For example, it can be used to reshape facial contours, more severe facial wrinkles, or deeper skin folds. The filler injected is thicker than that in the Juvéderm Ultra derma filler. Juvéderm Ultra Plus is also known to have longer-lasting results.

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Can I use Juvéderm Ultra Plus®?

Almost anyone can use Juvéderm Ultra Plus treatments. Dr. Sofonio has performed this procedure on patients who have varying skin colors and types. He most commonly performs this procedure on patients looking to smoothen out deep wrinkles that might be harder to treat with other minimally invasive procedures, as well as on patients who need to treat areas suffering from deep skin depression. Please book an appointment with Dr. Sofonio to find out if Juvéderm is right for you!

The procedures take only 30 minutes and should cause little, if any, discomfort. Dr. Sofonio will apply an anesthetic and then quickly inject the dermal filler into the target area with a needle. There’s absolutely no downtime, and the side effects include mild redness or tenderness. You should see results almost instantly—and as your body continues to produce more collagen, you will see even more effects! Depending on the formula used, results should generally last upwards of two years, based on follow-up corrections. If you have any other questions about this procedure or want to arrange a treatment regimen, reach out to Dr. Sofonio as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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