JUVEDERM VOLUMA VS JUVEDERM ULTRA XC

volumaJuvederm Voluma XC is the newest non-surgical filler from Allergan–the makers of Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, and Botox. It’s becoming a very popular option for many clients. The first question we always hear is “What is the difference between Juvederm Voluma and other fillers?” There are three main differences between Voluma and other HA fillers such as Juvederm Ultra XC, Restylane and Perlane.

Texture
When comparing Juvederm Voluma vs Juvederm Ultra XC, you would notice that the texture of Ultra is similar to pudding while the texture of Voluma is closer to Jello. This thicker texture gives the new filler its unique lifting properties and also leads to differences in where it can be placed in the face.

Placement
Voluma is specifically designed to be injected deep in the dermis and to lay right on top of your facial bones. This ability to sit deep and stay in place is exactly what makes Voluma useful for particular injection sites and treatment outcomes. Voluma works best when it’s injected into the upper cheek or middle cheek or the chin. Although other Dermal Fillers can be used, Voluma has the advantage of having longer lasting properties.

List of Common Juvederm Voluma Injections Sites:

  • Cheeks (upper cheeks and mid cheek)
  • Jowls
  • Chin

Voluma will not be used under the eyes, in the lips or along the nasolabial folds (those lines going between the corners of your mouth and your nose). All of those injection sites require a thinner, more moldable filler to smoothly lay into the contour of your face.

List of Injection Sites Juvederm Voluma WILL NOT be Used For:

  • Lips
  • Under the eyes
  • Nasolabial folds

Longevity
How long does Juvederm Voluma last? According to Allergan, under optimal conditions the filler can last up to two years. Conditions vary, but it’s safe to say that you’ll get a longer lasting result from a Voluma treatment than some of your other filler options.

Average Cost of Juvederm Voluma
According to the “Real Patient Reviews” at Realself.com, the national average Juvederm Voluma price is $1,400, the average cost in New England area is $1000/syringe.

Juvéderm Voluma Curves Out Its Niche As A “Lifter” in Facial Contouring

Juvéderm Voluma Curves Out Its Niche As A “Lifter” in Facial Contouring

Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Swift explains the difference between Juvéderm Voluma, one of the new fillers on the market, and the original Juvederm. Juvéderm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid. It is ideal for cheek recontouring because of its ability to create the ‘OG’ curve, a nice and smooth curve on the cheek,” explains Dr. Swift.

Juvéderm Voluma differs from the original Juverderm and other hyaluronic acids because it is developed with a short chain of hyaluronic acids. “The short chain makes it very tightly compact, so it won’t swell like other products tend to. It has an amazing ability to lift tissue, so it is more of a lifter than a voluma,” explains Dr. Swift. Juvéderm Voluma is produced by Allergan, a Premier Partner of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Fillers are a type of minimally invasive aesthetic medicine used to add volume, alter the contours of the face, and fill in wrinkles. Common areas to inject fillers are in the face, neck, and hands, resulting in a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are among the most popular aesthetic procedures because they carry immediate results, very few risks and little recovery time.

When to Consider Fillers

  • If you have deep lines around the eyes, brow or mouth
  • If you would like to change the contours of your jaw or lips
  • If you are interested in a minimally invasive procedure