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What is the difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma?

I am getting Juverderm Voluma. Even though I hear Restylane is better for the lips, can Juverderm Voluma be injected in the lips? Thank you.

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Difference Between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm is a softer hyaluronic acid filler that is used primarily in the perioral and lip area. It is excellent in this area and should not be used in the tear trough area as it can provide too much volume in this area. Voluma is a deeper volumizing hyaluronic acid filler that is used primarily in the malar areas and has excellent results. Both are FDA approved, long-lasting fillers that are safe and reversible. These fillers should be injected by someone with expertise in Filling such as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Otolaryngologist, Oculoplastic surgeon with expertise because placing the filler in the right area and depth with the right amount is key to optimizing results and safety.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Voluma Is Not for Lip Injections

Voluma is designed to be injected into the cheek area. It is an extremely thick, long-lasting product that should not be injected into the lips. Products that are commonly injected into the lips are Restylane and Juvederm Ultra, or sometimes Belotero. Belotero is much thinner and does not last very long in the lips. Belotero also does not have lidocaine in it.

Voluma for lips because it lasts longer? No!

Juvederm Voluma is a new hyaluronic acid filler from the same company that makes Juvederm and Botox (Allergan) . Although made of the same basic hyaluronic acid (HA), Juvederm Voluma has more extensive cross-linking of fibers that make it stiffer and allow it to provide excellent lift to the mid face. The product also lasts longer than Juvederm, up to 18 months or two years, with "full" correction. Due to the thicker nature of Voluma, it is not recommended for the lips, which need to remain soft. Currently, Juvederm Voluma is FDA cleared for cheek enhancement, which both Juvederm Ultra and Restylane are FDA cleared for use in the lips.

Jessica J. Krant, MD, MPH
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Juvederm vs. Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma™ XC is specially formulated to add volume to cheeks. Voluma is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler that is FDA-approved specifically for deep injection in the cheek area to correct the loss of volume that comes with aging. To augment lips and achieve greater symmetry and definition, injections of Juvéderm® XC are the appropriate treatment. The two fillers are not the same and they cannot be used interchangeably. Additionally, Juvéderm® XC is excellent for plumping out nasolabial folds (from nose to mouth) and softening marionette lines (from mouth to chin).

Hal Michael Bass, MD
Pembroke Pines Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm or Voluma for this lips ?

Voluma is a great cheek augmentation filler. I think its too 'stiff' for lip augmentation and does not have an FDA approval for this zone. Juvederm is my preferred lip filler.


Voluma is a thicker gel that goes deeper into the skin to provide more lift and filling of severe wrinkles and volume loss. Volume can be injected in the lips.

Voluma is not for lips

Voluma has been approved by the FDA to correct volume loss in the mid face. We would not use voluma for the lips. Restylane is generally our preferred filler for the lips while juvederm is also an excellent choice.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Voluma not best for lips

Juvederm Voluma is a new product made of the same material, hyaluronic acid, as traditional Juvederm.  However, the Voluma has special cross linking properties that allow it to provide excellent lift to the mid face.  The product also lasts up to two years.  Due to the nature of Voluma, it is not recommended for the lips.  Voluma is a bit firmer and is typically injected deeper than Juvederm.  Traditional Juvederm and Restylane are both great options for the lips.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
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Two terrific options

Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma are two similar products with very unique advantages for different applications.  Juvederm is a well established and safe filler that can be used in many areas throughout the face and lips.  It's injection is intended to be more superficial.  Juvederm Voluma is intended to be injected deeper and is perhaps a bit firmer.  It is specifically designed to be injected deeply in the upper cheek regions.  I often will use both fillers on the same patient to achieve optimal results in different areas.  

Juviderm vs Voluma

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid product specifically designed for the midface.  It has a firmer consistency that other Juviderm products.   It is not appropriate for the lips because it is too firm.  Usually Juviderm Ultra is used for lip augementation.  Your plastic surgeon can help you decide what product is best to meet your aesthetic goals.

Susan D. Vasko, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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