ULTRA AND ULTRA PLUS
ADD VOLUME TO DIMINISH WRINKLES AND ENHANCE LIPS IN NEWTON AND THE BOSTON AREA
Looking for a long-lasting treatment to minimize frustrating facial wrinkles? When the face loses collagen, elastin, fat, and other youthful components as you age, the resulting loss of volume and elasticity can cause it to look dramatically different. The lips, in particular, usually become thinner and lose their shape over time. Ultra and Ultra Plus from the Boston area’s Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics minimize common signs of aging to restore a younger looking appearance right away. These FDA-approved, minimally invasive injectable fillers from the Juvederm® family each have their own unique strengths and target different signs of aging.
WHAT ARE ULTRA AND ULTRA PLUS?
Juvederm® fillers are all soft, transparent gels that contain a form of hyaluronic acid— the molecule your skin uses to pull in and retain water. Over time, hyaluronic acid levels decrease in the skin, causing it to become thinner and more dried out. Ultra and Ultra Plus are administered with a small needle to the areas below the skin that are deficient in moisture and collagen. Adding the hyaluronic acid-based gel reduces the depth of wrinkles for a smoother, more even surface.
WHICH SIGNS OF AGING DO ULTRA AND ULTRA PLUS TREAT?
There are many possible elements that contribute to wrinkles in addition to natural aging, including prolonged exposure to sunlight that weakens collagen fibers, smoking, compression or pressure on the skin from the position you sleep in at night, a poor diet, and harsh weather. The resulting static wrinkles aren’t necessarily directly related to facial muscle movements—such as dynamic wrinkles—and they are always visible on the face, whether you are making an expression or your muscles are at rest.
Ultra and Ultra Plus are designed for the wrinkles that form on the center and lower part of the face. Ultra is approved for improving moderate to severe parenthesis lines and for lip enhancement. It is lighter, more subtle, and gentle, making it a good choice for early signs of aging. Ultra Plus is a heavier, more stable filler that is injected at a deeper depth for more severe wrinkles.
WHAT IS THE NEWTON ULTRA AND ULTRA PLUS EXPERIENCE?
Before you’re ready for facial fillers like Ultra and Ultra Plus, it’s important to start off with a consultation. Dr. Holly Happe will go over your medical history with you, perform a full facial examination, and discuss your expectations to find out whether either of these fillers would be the right choice for you. During this time, patients should ask any questions they have, talk about their goals, and mention any medications or supplements they’re currently using. The procedure for Ultra and Ultra Plus is simple, straightforward, and will be completed in less than an hour in most cases. There’s no recovery time necessary, so patients can resume most of their normal activities right away.
ARE THERE ALTERNATIVES TO ULTRA AND ULTRA PLUS FOR REDUCING WRINKLES?
Aside from Ultra and Ultra Plus, there are other types of cosmetic treatments that not only minimize the appearance of wrinkles but also make the general texture and tone of the skin more even and address other common skin problems. These skin rejuvenation options offered at Dr. Happe Medical Aesthetics include chemical peels, microneedling, and Opus Plasma® radiofrequency treatments.
Hyaluronic acid injectables in the Juvederm® collection that are similar to Ultra and Ultra Plus, such as Vollure™, also have the ability to smooth wrinkles around the nose and mouth area, such as parenthesis lines. Juvederm Voluma® is complementary to Ultra and Ultra Plus, as it adds volume to the upper cheekbone area to lift and plump the cheeks while also making folds or wrinkles on the lower face appear less pronounced.
Collagen stimulators like Sculptra® are longer-lasting fillers that actually promote the skin’s natural collagen production and are best for deeper hollows or depressions. Dr. Happe provides BOTOX® Cosmetic to soften the other type of wrinkles, which are dynamic wrinkles that result from repeatedly making the same facial expressions every day.