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

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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

Juvederm vs. Juvederm Voluma

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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

Juvederm vs Juvederm Voluma

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Restylane, Juvederm, and Voluma are all hyaluronic acid based products and are similar in many ways. Restylane and Juvederm work well in the lips, but not Voluma. Voluma is best for cheek augmentation and restoring lost volume. It is usually injected more deeply than the other two products, and would be too firm for the lips. It would likely create stiffness and possible nodularity without the smooth texture desired in the lips.

I like Restylane and Restylane Silk for adding definition to the lips, while Juvederm works great for plumping the lips.

All the best,

Matthew Richardson, MD
Frisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma Difference

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Both Juvederm and Voluma are hyaluronic fillers. However, they serve different purposes. Juvederm, a soft hyaluronic acid filler is best for treating the lips as well as decreasing fine line and wrinkle appearance. It may also be effectively used to reduce the dark circle in the under eye. Voluma, on the other hand, is much denser and is particularly made to bring back the cheeks’ lost volume. It may also be used in the same purpose for the midface. That said, Voluma is not used to augment lips since it is meant to be injected deep below the skin. Moreover, Voluma is thick in consistency. This may cause lumps to form if it is injected in the lips. If your doctor is skilled enough, he or she may be able to pull it off using Voluma for lip augmentation. You may just need to do extensive research on the background and ability of your doctor prior to committing lip augmentation using Voluma.

Robert W. Sheffield, MD
Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

Difference Between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma

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Both products have Hyaluronic Acid but are crosslinked differently.  Voluma will generally give more lift than Juvederm. This is why Voluma is a great product for the cheek area to give the natural effect of not only lifting but a solid cheek bone presence. 

David L. Robbins, MD, FACS
West Des Moines Plastic Surgeon

Voluma vs juvederm

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voluma is made from the same thing as juvederm.  Both are a naturally occurring substance in the body.  Voluma is cross linked more which makes it last longer and act firmer.   Voluma is not typically used in the lips because it is too hard.  It is used along the bone for most applications


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Thank you for your question. Juvederm is a thinner HA, while Voluma is a bit thicker, thus making it stronger. So Voluma should be used more in the cheeks or chin. Juvederm can be used in the mouth area. It is best to consult with a doctor to see if Juvederm or Restylane will be better in your lips. It tends to be a case by case bases. Good luck!

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Juvederm vs Voluma

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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

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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
4.9 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Juvederm vs Juvederm Voluma

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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 24 reviews

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