We live in a time when options for cosmetic enhancement are abundant. Whether you’re looking for drastic changes or natural looking results, you have access to a wide range of beauty-enhancing products and procedures. While it’s always great to have choices, too many choices can cause some confusion about which products or services are right for which cosmetic concerns.
These days, dermal fillers are some of the best anti-aging products that add volume to facial structures and tissues, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and provide skin with a supple, youthful appearance and texture. Many of the highest quality and most effective dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the body that adds volume and helps skin retain moisture and softness. But because the molecule size and formulas vary, each product provides different results.
Juvederm and Juvederm Voluma are two highly effective dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid and provide instant results with no downtime. But they differ in very significant ways. Read on for more information about the differences between Juvederm and Voluma.
What is Juvederm used for?
Juvederm is injected into the upper layers of skin to fill in mid-to-deep wrinkles around the eyes, lips, forehead, and around the face. The Juvederm formula works to correct collagen loss, minimize wrinkles, and smooth and plump the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Where can Juvederm be used?
Juvederm is best for the correction of fine lines and wrinkles caused by collagen loss. It works well to treat:
- Laugh lines around the eyes
- Nasolabial folds from the nose to the mouth
- Marionette lines from the mouth to the chin
- Frown lines on the forehead and between the brows
- Smokers lines above the upper lip
- Volume loss in the lips
- Volume loss on the backs of the hands
How long does Juvederm last? A single Juvederm treatment will last between 6 and 9 months. Additional treatments will be required to maintain results over the long-term.
What is Voluma used for?
Voluma has a thicker formula than Juvederm, and is a great option for those seeking to restore youthful contours to the cheek area. Natural volume loss in the cheek area causes cheeks to flatten and skin to sag. Voluma’s thicker formula is designed for injection deeper beneath the surface of the skin, where it lays right on top of the facial bones, providing volume to the cheek area or enhancing cheekbones.
Where can Voluma be used?
Voluma can be used strategically around the upper and mid-face areas, filling out and smoothing hollow, sagging cheeks or lifting and enhancing cheekbones.
How long does Voluma last? Results from a single Voluma treatment can last up to two years.
Can Juvederm and Voluma be used in combination?
Yes! Combining Juvederm and Voluma is a great way to address both the contours of your cheeks and the lines and wrinkles in your skin. At Viva Wellness in San Diego, many of our clients use both, and leave our offices feeling gorgeous and rejuvenated.
Ready to refresh? Come see us at Viva Wellness!
The best way to ensure that you get the results you’re hoping for is to start with a consultation. At Viva Wellness Medical Group, Dr. Tachuk and all our practitioners have extensive knowledge of and experience with a wide range of dermal fillers and other cosmetic procedures. We’ll take the time to evaluate your skin, discuss your concerns, and determine the best options to help you reach your beauty goals. Whether you want information about a specific treatment or you just explore your options, we’re happy to help. Give us call at 619-222-5433 today.