Juvéderm: Which Formula is Right for Me?

May 27th, 2021 | Categories: Facial Fillers

Juvéderm: Which Formula is Right for Me? 

Juvéderm® facial fillers are the #1 selling brand of injectable dermal fillers in the United States. Juvéderm is loved by our patients across NYC – and as far away as Bergen County, Great Neck and Greenwich CT – for its ability to “turn back time” and add volume to the face without surgery.

Juvéderm® fillers are smooth, clear, hyaluronic acid based gels that are administered by an injection. However, Juvéderm is offered in many different formulas – each designed for use on specific areas of the face.

However, with so many different Juvéderm® “formulas” it can be confusing to know which Juvéderm® facial filler is the right product for your specific aesthetic goals. NYC board certified dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg is a facial filler expert. In this article he discusses the different types of Juvéderm – and explains what each one is best used for.

Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC: Facial Filler for Cheeks

Different formulas of Juvéderm facial fillers are approved to either lift the cheeks, reduce parentheses (“marionette”) lines around the mouth, add volume to the jaw, smooth vertical lip lines, or plump lips. The “XC” after the name of the Juvéderm simply indicates that the formula contains lidocaine – a numbing substance that reduces discomfort during the injection procedure

This Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC formula is primarily designed to add volume to flattened cheeks and areas of sagging skin that have developed due to age.

As a person gets older they lose the subcutaneous fat in the cheeks over time. Just think of the “chubby cheeks” of a baby compared to the hollow facial features of an elderly man or woman.

Sunken cheeks are one of the most visible, tell-tale signs of aging. But when Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC is administered into the cheeks, it restores fullness and provides lift to restore a more youthful contour.

Because it was designed for deep injection into the cheek area, Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC is one of the thickest, and strongest formula of Juvéderm – making it extremely long lasting. Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC can last up an amazing 2 years – depending on the patient and the location of the treatment – making it the longest lasting dermal filler on the market.

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Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC BEFORE & AFTER

Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC: Facial Filler for Lips & Eye Area

Because Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC was designed to treat fine lip lines, it contains the thinnest, most spreadable formula of Juvéderm. Its thinner consistency also makes it ideal for filling and smoothing the delicate area under the eyes.

Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC can also be used to add subtle, flexible and natural looking volume to the lips, in addition to softening the appearance of vertical lip lines.

While Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC is still a relatively thick gel that holds its shape, it is the thinnest Juvéderm formula, so its results may last slightly less than VOLUMA and VOLLURE. Generally, VOLBELLA® XC facial injections last from six months up to one year – depending on the location.

As an added bonus, because Juvéderm fillers contain hyaluronic acid, VOLBELLA® XC helps retain moisture – making it ideal for maintaining a soft, moist, luscious pout.

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Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC BEFORE & AFTER

Juvéderm VOLLURE™ XC:  Facial Filler for “Marionette Lines”

Juvéderm VOLLURE™ XC is typically used to fill and smooth moderate to deep “marionette lines” that form on both sides of the mouth.  Sometimes called “parentheses” or “puppet lines” the folds that form on the outside of the nose and mouth can add years to one’s appearance.

But VOLLURE’s medium consistency – between thinner VOLBELLA and thicker VOLLUMA – is ideal for treating this area. Because it is thick, it can be injected more deeply to smooth severe nasolabial folds where it holds its shape without spreading. But because it isn’t too thick, it is still soft and pliable enough to allow movement and natural facial expressions.

Juvéderm VOLLURE™ XC results can last up to 18 months, just slightly less than the thicker and more durable Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC.

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Juvéderm VOLLURE™ XC BEFORE & AFTER

Juvéderm ULTRA & ULTRA PLUS XC: Lip Filler for Dramatic Results

ULTRA XC is a Juvéderm formulation designed specifically for lip augmentation, in addition to filling in vertical lip lines – sometimes called “smokers’ lines”.

Juvéderm ULTRA XC is typically used to add natural-looking volume to the lips. It can be used to replace lip volume that has been lost with age – but it is also ideal for increasing or balancing lip proportions in women who are dissatisfied with the natural shape, size or symmetry of their lips.

Because of the constant movement of the lips, Juvéderm ULTRA XC (like all lip fillers) lasts less long – typically up to about one year.

Juvéderm ULTRA PLUS XC is a thicker version of ULTRA XC, and is designed for more dramatic lip augmentation results. It can be used to create the luscious, full, pouty lips made famous by actors, celebrities and influencers like the Kardashians, Chrissy Teigen, Emma Stone and many others.  Juvéderm ULTRA PLUS XC is the thickest and most dense lip augmentation – adding substantial volume and lift for patients who want to “go big or go home”!

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Juvéderm ULTRA XC BEFORE & AFTER

Juvéderm Facial Fillers | NYC

The Juvéderm formula that is best for your aesthetic goals will depend upon the area being treated,  the depth of the lines being filled, and/or the amount of volume that needs to be added.

When you schedule a Juvéderm appointment with NYC facial filler expert Dr. Gary Goldenberg he will examine your skin, discuss your beauty goals, and help you determine which Juvéderm formulation – or other facial filler – is right for you.

Then relax in our NYC office, while Dr. Goldenberg works his magic and makes you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!

Juvéderm Facial Fillers | NYC: 212-405-8202

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Reviewed by Dr. Goldenberg