How is Juvederm Voluma Different from Sculptra?

I have been considering getting Sculptra for quite a while now and just heard about a new product, Juvederm Voluma. Both are supposed to last longer than traditional fillers such as Restylane, which appeals to me. Can you explain the difference between Sculptra and Juvederm Voluma? Thanks!

Doctor Answers 7

Sculptra vs Voluma


Thank you for your question. Sculptra and Voluma are very different. Sculptra is a filler that will grow your collagen. It will be approximately 2 months before you see full results. It usually gives a soft full look, and can also enhance the texture of the skin. Voluma is HA that is bonded in a stronger way so it will last longer than other HA's It will give more of a contoured or structured look to the cheek area, and offers instant gratification. It's best to visit a local physician for a full consultation of what would give you the best results. Good luck!

Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

The Differences Between Sculptra and Voluma

Sculptra and Voluma are two different types of filler. Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid to stimulate collagen production in the skin over time, leading to natural, long lasting results. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that provides immediate volume when injected. Both can be great for rejuvenating the mid-face, and can even be used together. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist for an in-person consultation to discuss your goals and come up with the best treatment plan.

Karen Beasley, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Voluma vs Sculptra

Voluma is a great product to lift the cheeks into higher position and provide more structure and shape.  It is a hyaluronic acid based filler.  Sculptra is a biostimulator which results in collagen formation.  It is a great way to fill in broader areas of facial volume loss.  I am often combining both Sculptra and Voluma (or other hyaluronic acid fillers) in the same session.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Biostimulatory vs. replacement fillers

Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (like Restylane, Juvederm and Belotero) which has cross-linking that allows it to last longer than any of the other hyaluronic acids (HA). It also has an elastic modulus that allows it to "lift" tissue - and will be FDA approved specifically for volumization, while the other HAs are approved for dermal filling (skin). It provides volume instantly and is slowly degraded by the body over the course of 2 years or more.

Sculptra is biostimulatory, meaning it promotes new collagen formation from your body. Instead of creating volume physically it stimulates your own skin to produce it, and thus is a gradual process. Both Sculptra and Juvederm Voluma will produce longer lasting results than the fillers on the market. Obtaining great results, as with any product, will also depend on choosing the right doctor.

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

Juvederm voluma not yet approved and not available

Juvederm volume is not yet FDA approved in the United States and is not available for injection currently. It is a filler that is supposed to be injected deeply to create lift and volume. I imagine it will be used similarly to Sculptra in a "liquid facelift" way but I don't know a whole lot about it since it is not available and I also don't know how much it will cost. Given that it is a hyaluronic filler it will not be as pliable as sculptra and maybe not ideal in some of the areas where we use sculptra like the jawline and lateral cheeks. I would think it will be a great filler for the cheek area. 

Elizabeth F. Rostan, MD
Charlotte Dermatologist
4.2 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Sculptra versus Voluma

Sculptra is a liquid based injection which stimulates the body to produce its own collagen thereby creating volume in the face.  Voluma is a newer hyaluronic acid gel which was designed to be injected into the mid-face and provide immediate volume replacement.  Sculptra has extremely natural  results because it allows your body to produce its own collagen gradually.  Please find a board certified Dermatologist who has a great deal of experience in cosmetics and facial injections for the best result.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Difference between Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra

As of this date, Juvederm Voluma is not available in the US - but we hear it's coming soon.

The two products work very differently.

Sculptra is a stimulator of collagen so the effects you get are from your own body's response as opposed to the filler itself. Results are long lasting since they are your own collagen.

Juvederm Voluma is a denser formulation of the Juvederm fillers and the projected longevity is more than that of Restylane or the current Juvederm(s). Exactly how long any filler will last depends on how your body reacts.

Once Juvederm Voluma is available and used in practices in the US, we'll be able to give a fairly realistic estimate of how long it actually lasts.

Rebecca Fitzgerald, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

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