What lip filler last longer and is better, Juvederm Volbella or Juvederm Ultra XC?

I've had regular juvederm but don't think I had the Ultra, I had it done about 6 months ago and I notice it has gone down a lot. I wanted to get an injection put in for the holidays and one for my mother but wanted to make sure I select one that lasts longer. Also what are the prices or maybe anyone in LA area having a speical? =)

Doctor Answers 8

Lasting results from JUVÉDERM®.

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Thanks for your question. About 6 months does sound about right for standard JUVÉDERM®, which is normally expected to last between 6 and 9 months. For a longer lasting result, you should look into JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC as an alternative, as this type tends to last up to a year. With regards to prices, this will vary between clinics, but I would be very wary of choosing based on price alone. Source some reputable clinics in your local area and make sure you choose one which is certified to apply the JUVÉDERM® for you and your mother. I appreciate price is a major concern for many of us, but it should not be the main decision-making criteria.


Eugene Plastic Surgeon

Which filler lasts longest for lips?

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Thank you for your question. The type of filler recommended varies based on individual need and goals. We often use Volbella which is indicated for treatment of perioral lines and lip augmentation with results lasting up to one year. 

Leonard Lu, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

What lip filler last longer and is better, Juvederm Volbella or Juvederm Ultra XC

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Prices will vary form clinic to clinic but according to the medical studies, the Volbella is supposed to last longer

Julio Garcia, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Lip Augmentation with Fillers Like Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, Lip Implant or Fat Are Options

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Voluma lasts longest of the HA fillers but is more likely to lump or feel thicker, volbella possibly up to year and the rest typically about 6-9 months.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Juvederm vs Volbella for lips

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Hi and thanks for your question. Juvederm and Volbella are quite different products. When you had regular Juvederm, you probably did have the Ultra. In this country, Juvederm only comes as Ultra or Ultra Plus. Volbella is a new fine line filler that will smooth your lips, but will not add alot of volume. For lip augmentation, Juvederm Ultra is still the best product. If you want to adress the vertical lip lines, marionette lines and the fine lines within the red of your lips, Volbella is very good at that. During the FDA study that we did for the product, we did not find that Volbella lasted longer than Juvederm, which is about 6 to 8 months.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last

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Juvederm Ultra XC works well to add a more dramatic volumization to the lips, whereas Volbella will give more subtle results. The company that manufactures both Juvederm Ultra XC and Volbella will tell you that the filler lasts 1 years, but the reality is that for the lips they usually last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year. There is more to lip enhancement than just the type of filler used and price. Make sure you find an experienced injector for optimal results. Best wishes.

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Lip fillers

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Juvederm is currently available in Ultra XC, Ultra Plus XC, Voluma, and Volbella in the US.  Volbella is longer lasting between 10-12 months but is not meant to enlarge or shape the lip. It is better for smoothing your lips and giving them a more hydrated look. It is also quite effective at the "smoker's lines" that forms around the lips when you purse them frequently. Juvederm Ultra XC is my preference over Volbella if trying to augment the lips and enhance or create a nice full shape from thin lips. The Juvederm website will have more information and photos that can help show the difference between the two. Hope this helps!


Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery

Johnson C. Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Lip filler

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In US market there are 4 types of Juvederm products - Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volbella. Each of them has its own indication - some of them we use for cheekbones (Voluma), some for nasolabial folds (Ultra Plus), some for lips. Most popular ones for lips are Ultra and Ultra Plus. Volbella was recentrly introduced and although it is lasting little bit longer, but is adding  subtle volume to the lips. Longest lasting one is Voluma, but it need to be injected by very experienced doctor with appropiate dilution of the product. 

As far as the specials - we have very competative prices, you can check specials and price list on our website.

Arman F. Karapetyan, MD
Glendale Physician

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