Juvéderm™ vs. VOLUMA™: How to Pick the Right Treatment

06 November 2016 / By shumway

juvederm-treatments-la-jolla-and-san-diegoDo you avoid looking in the mirror while brushing your teeth? Are you always the one behind the camera at family gatherings, instead of in front of it? If you’re self-conscious about the way your face has changed with age and wish there was a way to restore a youthful appearance without surgery, you’re in luck.

Dermal fillers have become extremely popular among those who want a quick and painless alternative to facial rejuvenation. The procedure can be done in as little as 30 minutes, and there’s absolutely no recovery time. In fact, dermal fillers are often called a “lunchtime facelift,” as patients can resume their daily activities or go back to work immediately following treatment.

Among the many dermal fillers available today, Juvéderm™ is among the best for reversing the signs of aging and providing long lasting results. Recently, Juvéderm™ expanded its product line to include a new filler that goes beyond smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

Introducing…VOLUMA™. Juvéderm™’s latest treatment is specifically designed to restore volume in the cheeks, cheekbones and chin.

While Juvéderm™ and VOLUMA™ come from the same family; they’re not the same product. Because it can be difficult to know which treatment will get you the results you want, we’ve done a quick analysis to help you decide.

What do Juvéderm™ and VOLUMA™ have in common?

Both Juvéderm™ and VOLUMA™ are dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to plump, smooth, and lift facial skin to give it a more youthful, healthy appearance.

How does Juvéderm™ work?

Juvéderm™ is injected directly into the skin to plump deep wrinkles on the forehead and smooth moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It can also be used for lip augmentation in certain patients. The injection replenishes hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for preserving volume and elasticity in the skin. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body, the filler eventually breaks down. Follow-up injections are typically necessary within a year to maintain results.

How is VOLUMA™ different?

Lines and wrinkles aren’t the only signs of aging. As you get older, you may find that your cheeks aren’t as full as they used to be and your skin may start to sag. This can make you look years older than you feel. That’s where VOLUMA™ comes in. Like Juvéderm™, VOLUMA™ is injected at the site to create a smooth, plump, and lifted appearance. However, VOLUMA™ is specifically designed to address the natural loss of volume in the cheeks. As the filler is injected deep within the facial tissue, it adds support to the overlying skin and restores facial contours to reveal a softer, more youthful look. VOLUMA™ is the only filler proven to last up to two years in the cheek area.

Which treatment is right for me?

If you’re unhappy with lines and wrinkles that have formed around your nose and mouth and are looking for a fast and painless way to perk up your skin, Juvéderm™ may be the perfect choice. On the other hand, if you’ve experienced age-related midface volume loss and wish to enhance the shape of your cheeks to restore a youthful fullness, you may be a good candidate for VOLUMA™. Alas, the best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Robert A. Shumway evaluates each patient personally and makes treatment recommendations for the specific cosmetic goals of each individual who comes through our doors. Smoother, tighter healthier-looking skin can be yours in a matter of minutes with Juvéderm™ or VOLUMA™. Contact us today to begin your journey to a happier, more confident you.

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