The appearance of skin, especially facial skin and the skin on the neck, are big indicators of age and big factors in the perception of beauty. Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma can help lessen the appearance of age and give patients a new lease on life with younger, healthier looking skin. Clients often ask us about the differences between Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma because both serve different cosmetic needs. Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma are both hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, but Juvederm is softer and thinner while Voluma is thicker and heavier.
What is Juvederm?
Juvederm is a family of products and includes names such as Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Ultra. When speaking of Juvederm, most patients are talking about the original Juvederm treatments such as Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra XC. These treatments are soft and thin. They are injected close to the surface of the skin and provide natural, soft results for more minor skin imperfections. While they are a filler, they will not provide a big lift to the face. For that type of result, Juvederm Voluma is needed.
How is Juvederm Used?
Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra are used to fill in minor cosmetic flaws such as thin lips, fine lines around the eyes or lips and other wrinkles. The treatment works by adding in a small amount of filler to the surface of the skin to smooth it and remove lines or add a little volume to plump lips. It is also often used to get rid of dark under eye circles. Juvederm lip injections are very popular because of their ability to non-surgically enhance the lips and provide a more youthful look.
What is Juvederm Voluma?
Juvederm Voluma is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler or “facial filler” that is thick and heavy. It is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment. It is injected deeper compared to Juvederm because it treats different areas of the face. Juvederm Voluma provides lift to the face. The best benefit of Juvederm Voluma is the way that it can correct age-related loss of volume in the face.
How is Juvederm Voluma Used?
Juvederm Voluma is most commonly used in the structural areas of the face (bony spots) such as the chin or the cheekbones. Juvederm Voluma will provide lift to those areas by adding thickness so that patients walk away with higher cheekbones and strong chin. Juvederm Voluma is especially helpful for older patients who are losing fat around their face and seeing muscle sag as well as loss of bone density. To help “fatten” these areas up and give them that youthful plump look that everyone wants, Juvederm Voluma is used. This cosmetic treatment is also commonly used in the nasal folds for patients with thick, deep wrinkles.
How Long Do Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma Treatments Last?
Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma treatments last for approximately nine months to fifteen months. The length of repeat treatments depends on each individual’s response to the treatment as well as the amount of Juvederm or Juvederm Voluma injected and the area where the treatment was injected. Because this is a dermal filler treatment, the body will ultimately absorb the dermal fillers and then the treatment will need to be re-administered in order to keep the look.
Repeat treatments allow patients to achieve that youthful radiant look for many years. Of course, nothing will stop true aging, but patients who experiment with dermal fillers find that they can prevent early aging and age more gracefully. Before choosing a dermal filler treatment, patients should set up a consultation with a professional to review their dermal filler needs. It is always best to get recommendations from an experienced professional before agreeing to a treatment. Many times, patients think that they know which treatment is best, but they do not. There are many individual factors that play into the choice of a dermal filler for a patient.
Contact us to learn more about Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Ultra and other cosmetic injections. We would love to answer any questions you may have and help you reach your goal of younger and healthier skin.