The Difference Between Juvederm and Voluma

Both Juvederm and Voluma are popular non-surgical fillers from Allergan, the makers of Botox. They can be administered in a matter of minutes in the doctor’s office with minimal recovery time.

Both products are synthesised without animal components in the laboratory, making them bio-compatible for minimized risk of allergic reactions. Once injected, they work by attracting water molecules, restoring volume to the target areas.

There are a few key differences between Juvederm and Voluma, and these will help you decide which option is right for you.

Treatment Areas

With the passage of time, skin, fat, muscle, and bone tend to lose volume, resulting in a bony, hollowed-out appearance in the face. These fillers both restore volume in the targeted tissues, provides contouring and ironing out wrinkles. This creates a smoother, fuller, and more youthful appearance.

Voluma is specifically used to lift up the hollow areas of the middle and upper cheek. It is the only FDA-approved hyaluronic-acid filler bio-engineered specifically for the cheeks.

For areas such as orbital troughs (the area beneath and around the eyes), the nasolabial folds (the deep diagonal lines stretching from the sides of the nose to the sides of the mouth), and the lips, Juvederm may be used.

Voluma cannot be used to plump the lips, fill up the areas beneath the eyes, or treat the nasolabial folds.

Depth of Injections

Juvederm injections are usually delivered right under the target skin tissue, so the injections are not very deep. Voluma injections, on the other hand, are quite deep. They are injected deep in the dermis so as to deposit the filler product right on top of the facial bones.

Thickness of the Product

Voluma possesses a thicker consistency in comparison to Juvederm, giving it unique and powerful lifting properties. This is the reason why there are differences in where it can be injected.

How Long It Lasts

Juvederm lasts longer than products like Botox and Dysport, and patients can enjoy its effects for a period varying between six months and a year.

Voluma lasts even longer than Juvederm – its effects are apparently for up to two years. This is because Voluma is composed of specially cross-linked hyaluronic acid and because it is administered so deeply inside the skin layers.

The Injection Process

With Juvederm injections, the doctor typically applies a topical numbing cream, waits for a period of five minutes, cleans the area with an alcohol pad, and then proceeds to administer the injections.

Voluma comes pre-mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic. This offers numbing on a deeper and more comprehensive level. The only discomfort may result from the fine-gauge needle piercing the skin, which feels like a quick pinch. Once the Voluma gel is injected, mild pressure will be felt.

Which Filler Option Is Right for You?

The best way to learn about whether Juvederm or Voluma is right for you is by talking to Dr. Mitchell D. Kaye. Dr. Kaye, a skilled surgeon, will be happy to answer your questions, so contact our office today and schedule your consultation.