Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips?
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Juvederm Ultra vs Volbella
Both Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella are FDA indicated to last up to 1 year and Juvederm Ultra Plus is indicated to last over 1 year. Volbella is made differently than Juvederm Ultra, in that it's more crosslinked, so it's similar to Voluma. 1 syringe of Juvederm Ultra in the US is 1ML whereas Volbella is .55ML, so dollar for dollar Juvederm Ultra may be a better price for lips.
Volbella vs Juvederm Ultra
Thank you for your question. Juvederm Ultra and Volbella, both Allergan products, are used for 2 different reasons when injected into the lips. They are manufactured in different ways as well. Juvederm Ultra is mainly used to plump the lips, give them shape and volume. Volbella is used for the fine vertical lines around the lips and getting rid of the “barcode” look on the bottom lip and giving the lips a more luscious look. I hope this answers your question. Please seek out an experienced doctor and/or injector.
Juvederm ultra vs volbella for lips
Hi and thank you for your question.
The Juvederm products currently available in the United States for lips Juvederm ultra (and ultra plus) and Juvederm volbella have slightly different formulations/properties that allow each to be used for a different purpose. Juvederm ultra plus is extremely effective to produce a deeper filling effect, such as in the management of deep nasolabial folds, prominent marionette lines and thin lips. Juvederm Volbella is similar in its applications to Belotero and Restylane Silk, i.e. for more superficial lines/wrinkles above or bellow the upper or lower red lip, respectively. It is a new formulation that can last up to 2 years. The product that is eventually chosen depends on efficacy, longevity, volume needed, cost and practitioner preference.
As mentioned by the others surgeons who have already responded to your question, it is important to seek a formal consultation with a specialized cosmetic surgeon prior to deciding on any of these filler treatments. Often times, it is not the product but the technique utilized that results in inadequate results.
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Juvederm Ultra Smile is not yet available in the US. Volbella was recently approved by the FDA for use in the lips and periorbital lines. Each Juvederm product has a slightly different technology and consistency. Volbella, for instance, has more of the Vycross cross-linked technology that helps the filler last longer. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out which filler is best for you.
Volbella is a new filler from Allergan which is ideal for lip lines/smokers lines around the lip. It comes in 0.6cc syringe volume which is about half the 1.0cc Juvederm volume. For volume enhancement in the lips, you will get more result with the Juvederm.
Volbella for lips
It is difficult to assess which product would be best without a photo or in person evaluation.
Juvederm UltraSmile and Juvederm Volbella Not FDA Approved in U.S.
Remember, it is OK to use FDA-cleared products in other places — like Botox or approved fillers — but if the product is not yet FDA approved, it cannot be legally brought in or injected — and there is a potential that if a clinician has it, it may be counterfeit.So please be careful. Consider other FDA-approved dermal fillers such as Juvederm.
Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips
Juvederm Volbella has now received FDA approval in the United States, and it is an excellent product. The juvederm.com website is managed by Allergan the manufacturer of Juvederm, and a good resource for skilled injectors who use FDA approved product.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.