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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 has been specially formulated to restore facial volume lost over time and is the first of its kind. It is the only product available today that is specifically designed for this purpose.

You can use VOLUMA for cheek enhancement, chin enhancement, temporal hollows and jawline contouring. It can be used for the lips, however VOLBELLA is better suited for this.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

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
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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
4.5 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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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.  

John K. Wakelin III, MD
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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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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The Difference Between Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus and Voluma

Juvederm, also known as Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus, are lighter hyaluronic acid fillers, designed for filling in lines and wrinkles on the face. Both are variations of the same product, with Ultra Plus being designed to be slightly more viscous than Juvederm Ultra.

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. 

Karen Beasley, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review


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
Wayne Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

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.

Marc Cohen, MD
Philadelphia Oculoplastic Surgeon
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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
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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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. 

Martie Gidon, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologist
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