What is the difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma?

I am getting Juverderm Voluma. Even though I hear Restylane is better for the lips, can Juverderm Voluma be injected in the lips? Thank you.

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Difference Between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm is a softer hyaluronic acid filler that is used primarily in the perioral and lip area. It is excellent in this area and should not be used in the tear trough area as it can provide too much volume in this area. Voluma is a deeper volumizing hyaluronic acid filler that is used primarily in the malar areas and has excellent results. Both are FDA approved, long-lasting fillers that are safe and reversible. These fillers should be injected by someone with expertise in Filling such as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Otolaryngologist, Oculoplastic surgeon with expertise because placing the filler in the right area and depth with the right amount is key to optimizing results and safety.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Juvederm vs. Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm Voluma™ XC is specially formulated to add volume to cheeks. Voluma is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) filler that is FDA-approved specifically for deep injection in the cheek area to correct the loss of volume that comes with aging. To augment lips and achieve greater symmetry and definition, injections of Juvéderm® XC are the appropriate treatment. The two fillers are not the same and they cannot be used interchangeably. Additionally, Juvéderm® XC is excellent for plumping out nasolabial folds (from nose to mouth) and softening marionette lines (from mouth to chin).

Hal Michael Bass, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Juvederm vs Voluma

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid gel product that is ideal for deep injection at the cheeks to add volume and lift. It is not designed for injection into the lips due to the thickness of the product which can cause lumpiness. Juvederm is a great product that is ideal for injection into the lips to increase the volume of the lips. It is also a hyaluronic acid gel product, but it is thinner and better suited for the lip area as well as marionette lines and nasolabial folds. Restylane is similar to Juvederm and may also be injected into the lips. It is always best to obtain a consultation so that you may be evaluated in person and the treatment and products can be explained in detail.

John Diaz, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Juvederm is a hyaluronic filler that is great for the lips

Juvederm is a softer hyaluronic filler good for the lips and for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles such as those around the mouth. It can also be used effectively to reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Voluma is a denser filler that is formulated specifically to restore lost volume in the cheeks and midface. It is not generally used for lip augmentation, as it is meant to be placed quite deep beneath the skin. However, ultimately, the product used does not matter as much as the physician injecting the product. Be sure to do your research and find an experienced, board-certified dermatologist for any filler injections.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Juvederm vs Juvederm Voluma

Juvederm lasts 1 year whereas Voluma lasts 2, Juvederm is great for lips and smile lines whereas Voluma is great for cheeks and undereyes. We also do chins and non-surgical nose jobs with Voluma. 

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

Difference between Juvederm and Voluma

The difference between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma is their composition and what region of the face that the product is meant to address. Voluma is specifically designed for mid-face volume loss and cheek augmentation. It has a higher density of hyaluronic acid that lifts the cheek area to add volume back to the face. Juvederm is approved for both moderate facial wrinkles and folds such nasolabial folds and for lip augmentation. Restylane Silk is FDA hyaluronic acid filler that is specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth.

Scott Chapin, MD, FACS
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

What is the differnece between Juvaderm and Juvaderm Voluma?

Great question!

Juvaderm and Juvaderm Voluma are both facial fillers from the Juvaderm family.

In a nutshell: Voluma is used for deeper injection (like cheeks) and Juvaderm for more superficial injections (like folds around the lips).

Here is more detail:
Voluma is a thicker product which is ideal for deeper lifts and structure.
Voluma is ideal for a cheek lift, midface lift, or chin.
 The way Voluma is made thicker is by crosslinking hyaluronic acid molecules in the gel.
It makes the building blocks in the filler stick together with each other and avoid reabsorption.
Voluma lasts 2 years in cheek injections.

Juvaderm now has two presentation Juvaderm Ultra and Juvaderm Ultra Plus. Both are less thick than Voluma and can be placed more superficially.
Juvaderm is ideal for nasolabial lines, marionette lines, and lips.
Ultra Plus is thicker than Ultra (more crosslinking) and hence used in more severe wrinkles.
Juvaderm usually lasts a year in the nasolabial folds.

Hope this helps!

Myriam Loyo, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews


As people age, the cheek area loses volume, making the cheeks flatten out and the skin droop and sag. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid filler that is approved to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area. It instantly provides smooth, natural-looking results that last up to two years with optimal correction. Most of my patients have been very happy with their results using Voluma, even given the higher cost for this filler. The biggest side effects have been bruising and swelling which may last a couple of days or up to a couple weeks.  Voluma is not indicated for the lips.

Hyaluronic Fillers.

Juvederm and Voluma are both Hyaluronic acid fillers, the difference between the two is based on how closely bound the hyaluronic acid molecules are in each product. Juvederm is a more loosely bound product, is softer and thinner, and this feature makes it great for treating undereyes, lips, and finer lines around the mouth/marionettes etc. Voluma a thicker product, has a better ability to lift and volumize, we use this for areas like the cheeks and temples, sometimes the nasolabial folds, it helps to elevate depressions because of these properties. Voluma would be too thick for undereyes, or delicate areas like the lips, it would result in a very firm and possibly unsmooth finished look.

Kaleroy Papantoniou, MD, FAAD
Great Neck Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Voluma in lips

Juvederm Voluma has been FDA approved for the midface or cheek area. Due to the lifting effect of the product it is best used in the cheek to resolve sagging of the skin.  Lips on the other hand require volume or shaping and therefore other products would provide better results. These would include juvederm ultra, ultra plus or restylane.

Cheryl Perlis, MD, FACOG
Lake Bluff OB/GYN
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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