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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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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.

Naples Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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.  

John K. Wakelin III, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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
4.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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Juvederm Voluma is the newest product in the Juvederm family. This product is extremely viscous, designed to be injected in the mid-face, for adding volume (hence, the name). Voluma is great for lifting the cheeks and improving the contours of the face, whereas Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus would be good for the nasolabial folds and other wrinkles. 

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Juvederm Voluma  is a new treatment that has been recently FDA approved for up to 2 years of midface or cheek volume enhancement.  It's longevity is a byproduct of the extent of cross-linking of the hyaluronic acid, the active in ingredient in all Juvederm products.  In my practice, it has been an outstanding dermal filler for lifting the cheeks and midface.  It is soft and produces natural results.  Voluma is not recommended for the lips --rather, Juvederm ultra and ultra plus are excellent fillers for lip enhancement.

Voluma has been released early to a select group of experienced experienced injectors.   Outstanding results may be achieved by skilled providers, so make sure to choose your doctor carefully.

Good luck! 

Jeffrey B. Wise, MD, FACS
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Voluma is different than Juvederm

Voluma and Juvederm are both great fillers.  They are both made of the same basic chemical called hyaluronic acid, which is a natural skin substance.  However their are some chemical differences that cause the two products to act differently when they are injected.

Voluma is thicker and tends to give more lift.  It is ideal for the cheeks.  Juvederm spreads a little more so it is a little softer.  It is ideal for the lips, nasolabial folds (smile lines) and marionette lines.

We are fortunate that there are now many great fillers.  Your cosmetic surgeon can help you decide what customized treatment is best for you.

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Best Voluma Treatment

Hi Nancy,

Voluma is a much thicker form of Juvederm that has a much greater lifting capacity and lasts up to 2 years.  In our experience at Persky Sunder Facial Plastic Surgery we are finding that Voluma is a revolutionary facial filler in it's capacity to revolumize the cheeks and face.  Voluma is not a commodity, it is very dependent on the artistic vision, facial analysis, and technical skill/experience of the injecting physician.  It is most important that patients take the time to research and choose their injecting physician most carefully.  Good luck and be well.

Dr. P

Michael A. Persky, MD
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Juvederm Voluma versus Juvederm Ultra and Ultra Plus

The difference between Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus is the method of cross-linking the hyaluronic acid.  Voluma's cross-linking makes it a more viscous gel that lasts longer and can give more of a lift to the skin as well as give volume.  I do not use Voluma in the lips, but do like the results with Juvederm Ultra or Ultra Plus.  In Canada, we also have Juvederm Volbella, which has the same cross-linking as Voluma but is a thinner product.  It is used for giving more definition to the lips and filling lip lines but does not give as much volume as Ultra Plus. 

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Best Dermal Fillers for Lip Volume

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Juvederm for Lips


Both Juvederm and Voluma are hyaluronic acid (HA) products, but they are crosslinked differently. Because of the structure of Juvederm, it is best used to treat fine to moderate lines and wrinkles in the lower face and around the mouth, lasting about a year. Voluma is the only FDA-approved filler indicated to replace volume in the midface.  It is used for relifting the cheek and midface region to restore a natural curve and lasts at least 2 years.  

Regarding lip injections, Voluma is not indicated for use in that area.  Juvederm Ultra or Restylane would provide the most natural-looking results.  

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