Dermal Fillers

Cosmetic injections, or dermal fillers, have become a more mainstream approach to aesthetic beauty over recent years. The procedure can be performed alone or alongside other procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. The option is attractive to patients because the effects are long-lasting (usually several months and up to one year), injections are less-costly than a surgical procedure, and the results can be as subtle or dramatic as the patient wishes. The effects of some dermal fillers can even be reversed following injection if the patient is not satisfied with the results.

The Diversity of Juvederm

Beauty injections of the skin are produced by a number of companies and have been created as varying formulas to best suit consumers’ needs. One very diverse injection is the smooth gel hyaluronic acid filler Juvederm, which has been formulated in four different ways. In order for a patient to make the most informed decision regarding his or her care, understanding the variations among each injectable filler is important. Below is a brief description of each form of Juvederm.


Each form of Juvederm is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in the human body at the cellular level. As the Juvederm website  states, this biocompatible gel is able to treat moderate to severe lines of the face. Not only do Juvederm products treat existing signs of aging, but the treatment positively impacts the growth of collagen to promote a more youthful look even as the product dissipates over time.

Juvederm Ultra

Juvederm Ultra has been created with less viscosity than the XC versions, so it is better suited to less severe facial folds. The results will be natural. Those who exhibit early signs of aging or would like a secondary treatment to be performed alongside a surgery such as a facelift, mid-face lift, or blepharoplasty may be best suited for Juvederm Ultra. This dermal filler can also enhance a dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, or laser skin resurfacing treatment. Dr. Batniji offers each of these options at his Newport Beach, California, office and can often combine procedures that the patient wishes to undergo.

Juvederm Ultra Plus

The Ultra Plus version of Juvederm is thicker as the hyaluronic acid is more tightly cross-linked to provide optimal results for deep-set facial wrinkles. The plumping effect may be most effective in treating the nasolabial folds around the mouth and often remains in place longer than the Juvederm Ultra formulation.

Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra XC boasts the same formulation as Juvederm Ultra but with the addition of lidocaine. This anesthetic promotes patient comfort and a better experience for those who may be sensitive to the injection process. Juvederm Ultra XC is best for patients who want aesthetically discreet results and seek to lower their discomfort during the cosmetic injection process.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC

The Ultra Plus XC version of Juvederm injectable gel is created the same as Juvederm Ultra Plus but also contains lidocaine to keep patient discomfort low. The formula tends to be longer lasting than non-Plus types of Juvederm and may be best for more serious lines of the face.

Dr. Batniji is a Southern California native practicing in Newport Beach, California. Though trained in anatomy and surgery of the entire body, Dr. Batniji has honed his practice to incorporate only the face as his specialty. Few surgeons in his area offer this type of specialized treatment, which sets Dr. Batniji apart from the rest. Contact the doctor today at 949-650-8882 or through the office’s Contact Form.