What is the difference between Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma?

They seem to be the exact same thing, just different companies. Is there a significant price difference?  Or any relevant difference?

Doctor Answers 17

Restylane Lyft and Voluma differences

Both products are HA fillers. The main difference is the G prime of Restylane Lyft is 554 and Voluma is 274. This is a measure of its lifting ability in tissue samples. The Voluma folks argue that this is not the only measure that should be relied upon to determine what is best for the cheeks. They argue that Voluma integrates better with the tissue and gives a better result. Longevity is also touted to be longer - 2 years - with Voluma BUT that is when 6 syringes were used and there were touch ups. Lyft is FDA approved to say it lasts 12 months. I'm currently doing a cheek challenge with each, injecting one side with Lyft and the other with Voluma. It has only been one month, and at this point, things appear to be equal.  I'll keep posting updates on YouTube and my Facebook. Voluma is also going to run more expensively because it is more cost to the doctor.

Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Lyft vs Voluma

Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma are both excellent fillers when used properly.  Lyft is manufactured by Galderma and was previously called Perlane, and Voluma is from Allergan.  Lyft can be used in the midface as well as in the lower face, whereas Voluma is primarily intended for the midface (cheeks).  Lyft has clinical studies demonstrating a duration of one year, whereas Voluma has been demonstrated to last up to two years.

Beyond these differences, they are both hyaluronic acid fillers that are excellent for providing volume in the midface and sculpting the cheeks.  Consult with an experienced provider who can help determine which product will best meet your needs.  In the right hands, both products can provide beautiful, natural results.

Kent V. Hasen, MD
Naples Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Lyft vs. Voluma

Both Lyft and Voluma are hyaluronic acid fillers.  I get excellent results with either of these fillers for cheek augmentation.  Voluma may possibly last longer, but it is more expensive.  In my opinion, your choice of injector is more important than the specific filler.  Good injectors can get excellent results with either filler.  In general, I prefer to use a cannula for cheek augmentation, which truly makes this a non-invasive, no downtime procedure.  

Richard Ort, MD
Lone Tree Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

Restylane Lyft vs Juvederm Voluma

Thanks for your question.  These products are very different, and are made by different companies entirely.  While they are both hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, their level of cross linking is different which leads to differences in how they feel when injected and how long their results last.  I feel that Juvederm Voluma does a better job overall revolumizing the cheeks and temples, though often it costs more than Restylane Lyft.  The latter product was known for years as Perlane and has simply been rebranded as Restylane Lyft after testing to get FDA approval for marketing it to inject into cheeks and the mid face.  I hope this helps!

Alix J. Charles, MD
Hinsdale Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Restylane Lyft vs Juvederm Voluma

Yes, these are fillers made by different, competing companies. Yes, they are both hyaluronic acid fillers. The difference is in the cross-linking meaning how tight and small the HA particle is. In my opinion, Voluma plumps better and longer than Restylane Lyft (which is Perlane repackaged) in the upper cheek and face region. There may be a price difference because the prices will depend on volume discounts to the physicians for how many syringes they order over a year. In most places, Voluma will cost more.

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Injectable Fillers

Thank you for your question about the difference between Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma.

Both are used to volumize the midface. They can be used to define the cheekbones, and provide lift to the midface which can in turn soften lines of the lower face such as marionette lines. Typical starting amounts of Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma would be one syringe per side. Depending on the amount of volume loss, you may need more. Restylane Lyft typically lasts around 1 year, and Juvederm Voluma can last up to 2 years. Due to the longer lasting nature of Juvaderm Voluma there may be a slight price difference. 

To be certain you receive appropriate treatment, see two or more experienced, licensed and board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

What is the difference between Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma?

Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma are very similar products.  Lyft is sold my Galderma and Voluma by Allergan.  It is kind of like Sony and Samsung when it comes to consumer electronics.  They are both great companies.  There is a difference in price because of what the companies charge.  As far as the products they are both hyaluronic acid based, both are larger particles than other HA fillers, and both have greater crosslinking than other HA fillers to make them last longer.  Voluma has a study showing it lasted up to two years.  Lyft ended its study at 1 year so it can only claim to last that long.    

I hope this helps and good luck.  

William Marshall Guy, MD
The Woodlands Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Difference between Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma

Voluma is a gold standard for the cheeks to provide a nonsurgical lift. Restylane Lyft does have the benefit of being more versatile and the product has FDA approval for the cheeks while still being able to be used for areas such as the nasolabial folds. We use both products, and the costs are comparable. 

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

Voluma vs Restylane Lyft

These two products, although similar, have different properties that make them different tools in the proverbial toolbox: much like a hammer and a mallet in this case.

The rheology that makes them different is beyond the scope of this, but using a physician who knows and understands these differences is key.

You are right that they are different brands, and you don't want a physician choosing one of them for you just because that is the brand that they use. You want somebody with experience and use of all of the filler options, that way they are choosing the one that is best for you.

To ensure you are receiving the highest level of care, seek out a dermatologic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon who is board certified and fellowship trained in one of these "core four" cosmetic specialties.

Cameron Chesnut, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Spokane Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 63 reviews

Restylane Lyft and Voluma - what is the difference

Both are great products and I use quite a bit of each.  Voluma is more expensive and they have data that suggests that it lasts up to two years when patients obtain full correction.  Restylane Lyft was recently approved by the FDA for the mid-face, but was previously known as Perlane. 
The techniques to inject them are largely similar and I would say that who is injecting it is much more important than which product you chose to use.

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