Botox maker launches new generation wrinkle eraser

IRVINE, Calif: Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN), the maker of BOTOX(R) Cosmetic (Botulinum Toxin Type A), today announced the launch of a ‘next-generation’ hyaluronic acid dermal filler family of products, called JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA and JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS.

“We are pleased to now provide JUVEDERM(TM) dermal fillers to physicians and their patients across the country,” said Robert Grant, President of Allergan Medical, a division of Allergan, Inc. “We believe that the unique scientific benefits and technologically advanced, smooth formulation of JUVEDERM(TM) will establish the brand as a leader alongside BOTOX(R) Cosmetic in Allergan’s TOTAL FACIAL REJUVENATION(TM) offering.”

The JUVEDERM(TM) dermal filler family of products provides physicians with the flexibility to tailor each treatment to a patient’s particular needs. JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA is a highly cross-linked formulation for more versatility in contouring and volumizing facial wrinkles and folds; and JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS is a more highly cross-linked, robust formulation for volumizing and correction of deeper folds and wrinkles.

“In the clinical trials, I found JUVEDERM(TM) injectable gel to be a smooth-flowing product to inject, providing patients with a natural and smooth correction of facial wrinkles and folds,” said Dr. Mark Pinsky, clinical investigator in the JUVEDERM(TM) dermal filler study. “I have seen similar results with the patients I have currently enrolled in the JUVEDERM(TM) Experience Trial, and I look forward to providing both JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA and JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS dermal fillers to many more of my patients now that the product is widely available. The ease of the injection and its long-lasting smooth and natural results make JUVEDERM(TM) an important facial rejuvenation tool in my practice.”

JUVEDERM(TM) is the only hyaluronic acid dermal filler developed using the proprietary HYLACROSS(TM) technology, an advanced manufacturing process resulting in a malleable gel that flows easily into the skin and creates a smooth, natural look and feel. All other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers currently on the market, including Restylane(R) are granular consistency gels. An example of the granular consistency of Restylane(R) (under 2.4X magnification, 0.05 mL) can be seen in the accompanying photo and can be compared to JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA and JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS (under 2.4X magnification, 0.05 mL). The clinical significance of the differences has not been established.

Physicians and consumers are encouraged to visit to receive additional information about JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA and JUVEDERM(TM) ULTRA PLUS dermal fillers. The Web site also offers a physician locator to help consumers find a trained and qualified health care provider in their area.

Like BOTOX(R) Cosmetic treatment, JUVEDERM(TM) dermal fillers should only be administered by a trained and qualified health care provider. Further product and prescribing information is available by visiting and

Important JUVEDERM(TM) Dermal Filler Safety Information

In clinical studies, adverse events were usually mild to moderate in nature, did not require intervention and lasted seven days or less. The most common side effects included temporary injection site reactions including redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps and bruising. For complete patient safety information, please visit

Important BOTOX(R) Cosmetic Safety Information

BOTOX(R) Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX(R) Cosmetic is the only product of its type approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. BOTOX(R) Cosmetic should only be administered by a trained and qualified health care provider.

Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you are having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. The most common side effects following injection are temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

About Allergan Medical

Allergan Medical, a division of Allergan, Inc., offers the most comprehensive, science-based, aesthetic product offerings under its TOTAL FACIAL REJUVENATION(TM) portfolio, including BOTOX(R) Cosmetic; hyaluronic acid and collagen-based dermal fillers; and physician-dispensed skin care products. Allergan Medical also offers the industry’s widest range of silicone gel-filled and saline-filled breast implant options for reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, and leading minimally invasive devices for obesity intervention treatment.

About Allergan, Inc.

With more than 55 years of experience providing high-quality, science-based products, Allergan, Inc., with headquarters in Irvine, California, discovers, develops and commercializes products in the ophthalmology, neurosciences, medical dermatology, medical aesthetics, obesity intervention and other specialty markets that deliver value to its customers, satisfy unmet medical needs, and improve patients’ lives.