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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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Difference between Juvederm and Voluma

Great question. Voluma is the newest addition to the Juvederm family. The complete name is Juvederm Voluma XC, which can make it difficult to differentiate from Juvederm XC. 

They are both HA's fillers. 

Voluma is a thicker filler and is best injected into the a DEEP plane. Works great to restore lost volume in the cheek/midface area.

Juvederm XC has a lower G' prime (less thick), and is better for the perioral region and lips.

Hope this was helpful/ Good luck!

Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, MD
Miami Plastic 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
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Juvaderm Voluma Vs Juvaderm

Juvaderm Voluma can safely add lost volume to aging faces . It softly and naturally restores a more youthful appearance by its subtlety and ability to be injected deeply for a LIFT!    Juvaderm Ultra and Ultra Plus are better used for mid to deep correction of wrinkles and folds.  A more natural, soft look might be a better option for lip enhancement but some people need the more defined borders that Juvaderm can provide. 

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm Voluma, Perlane, Restylane Silk and other options: the injector matters more.

In reality the injector is much more important than the selection of which HA filler to use.  In general I would stay away from high G' filers like Voluma because they can easily create strange appearing faces.  I explain more about this in the blog linked below which explains why so many filler interventions end up so strange looking.  I hope this helps!

All the best,

Rian A. Maercks M.D.

Rian A. Maercks, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm Voluma for lips

Juvederm Voluma is not FDA approved for injection into the lips; however, it can work well when used in the lips as an alternative to Juvederm. The issue with lip injections is longevity.  Even though Voluma is FDA approved for longer than Juvederm, this indication is for the cheeks.  Because there is so much movement around the lips, products tend to get absorbed quicker anyway.  I personally like Juvederm Ultra Plus and Restylane in the lips.  Both of these will get you close to 6 months.  Voluma may last a few more months but not sure if it's worth the increase in cost. 

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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What is the difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma?

Thank you for your excellent question.  Juvederm and Voluma are both hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, differing only on the thickness of the gel injected.  Between the two, Juvederm is a thinner gel, used primarily to restore volume in and around the mouth and lips.  It can be used in the cheeks as well.  Effects are typically seen for 4-6 months.  Voluma is a thicker gel, placed deeper in the skin than Juvederm, that is used to lift and augment a patient's cheek/cheekbone region, though it can also be used in the temples and other areas to restore volume.  Effects have continued to be seen two years and longer from injections. Both fillers are FDA approved.  

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta 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 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.

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