Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips?

If you have used both Juverderm Ultra Smile & Juvederm Volbella for enhancing lips, which lasts longer and which creates a fuller lip? I have very thin lips which practitioners have a hard time enlarging. (I do not want to do fat or implants). And are they really just the same product as the regular Juvederm, just marketed under a different name? In which case, I already know they won't work well enough for me. Thank you.

Doctor Answers 10

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.

Portland Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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.

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Filler lip rejuvenation

Each of us has different lips and different lip concerns. As such, each patient needs to be assessed induvidually and see what would be best for them. Make sure that you have a thorough cosultation and assessment prior to proceeding wth any treatments.

Mariusz Sapijaszko, MD, FRCPC
Edmonton Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Volbella for lips

Volbella is a great product for lip enhancement, and is what we usually use. However, you should get a physical examination as performed by an experienced injector to determine which product would be right for you.

It is difficult to assess which product would be best without a photo or in person evaluation.

It is difficult to assess which product would be best without a photo or in person evaluation. A combination approach may be a good method for enhancing your lips if you have had problems in the past. Even though the products are hyaluronic acids they are cross linked differently.


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 414 reviews

Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips

Neither Juvederm Ultra smile nor Juvederm Volbella have been approved by the FDA for use in the United Stated. The juvederm.com website is managed by Allergan the manufacturer of Juvederm, and a good resource for skilled injectors who use FDA approved product.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Juvederm UltraSmile and Juvederm Volbella Not FDA Approved in U.S.

I think you have read responses that are very important for everyone to understand. In the U.S., we do not have either of these as FDA-cleared products so if you are from Florida, there is no one legally allowed to inject them into anyone. Clinical trials are ongoing with Volbella in the U.S., and UltraSmile is available in countries outside the 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. 

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 17 reviews


It is important to go to a physician that uses only FDA approved products-
otherwise you are going to someone who is breaking US law as well as putting yourself at risk.

I would recommend finding a physician that uses only FDA approved products.

Mark Hamilton, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Juvedem for lips

I am assuming you live in the US first of all.The products you mention are not released for use or purchase  in the US and if your surgeon  is importing them to use here, that is illegal

Julio Garcia, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips?Juvederm Ultra Smile vs Juvederm Volbella for lips?

As Dr Garcia states, " NEITHER are FDA approved for sale in USA!". Therefore we can not really respond to your questions... 

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.