What are the differences between Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra?
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Voluma vs Scultpra
Injectables Juvederm, Voluma, and Sculptra
Sculptura vs Voluma
Thank you for your question. Voluma and Sculptra are vastly different but aim to provide the same thing: increased volume. Voluma is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler that can be dissolved with hyaluornidase. Despite it's durability it's not permanent. It fills the area of interest and dissipates over time. Sculptura, on the other hand, is a collagen stimulant. It cannot be dissolved. It works by causing collagen deposition in the areas treated. While both require expertise with injection, Sculptra is particularly tricky.
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Juvederm vs Voluma vs Sculptra
The difference between Voluma and Juvederm is simple. They are both HA fillers, but they hold different textures Juvederm Voluma holds more of a jello texture as Juvederm Ultra XC is a texture comparable to pudding. Voluma is just a deeper injected filler placed closer on top of the bone. It is able to reach the dermis and hold its position for up to 2 years, where as Juvederm Ultra XC. is usually injected into layers closer to the surface making the result dissolve quicker. Both being of the Juvederm class I still suggest Voluma if you would like a longer lasting result. Sculptra, is a collagen stimulator which produces a growth over a longer period of time showing slower but longer lasting results with injection periods between 6-8 weeks and you will have to get at least 3 injections to see the final full result. The positive thing about sculptra is that it is producing collagen. So the decision is up to you. You can find immediate and long lasting results, immediate results with a shorter lifetime, last a longer period of time with more injections to see final results that are long lasting building collagen. Best, Dr. Berger