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Voluma is from the popular Juvederm range produced by Allergan. Injectable fillers such as Voluma are widely used in aesthetic medicine and can give the face a younger looking, smoother, and fuller look. While they are made of the same active ingredients, there are some differences between Voluma and other Juvederm fillers in terms of their target areas.
In comparison to other Juvederm fillers, Voluma has a considerably thicker consistency, which contributes to its unique lifting properties. This also leads to the differences in its target area. While Juvederm Ultra Plus also has a thicker consistency than Juvederm, it is not as thick as Voluma. Voluma is intended to be administered into the deep dermis. It should be deposited right on top of the bones in the face. For best results in the cheek, Voluma should be injected into the chin, the middle cheek, or the upper cheek. The filler is ideal for volumizing and lifting the mid- and upper face areas, which are inherently more challenging to treat. Due to the natural aging process, the fat and skin gradually lose volume, resulting in a hollow or thin appearance around the cheekbones, cheeks, and chin. Voluma effectively provides contouring and restores facial volume, helping to reverse age-related volume loss. At the same time, Voluma also helps to reduce the look of wrinkles. Voluma is designed to be injected deep under the skin and these areas of thin are notoriously thin.
Other Juvederm fillers are indicated for lip treatments, moderate to severe wrinkles, folds, and lines around the mouth and nose. Plus, some Juvederm fillers help to minimize the look of dark circles under the eyes, delivering natural-looking results that last.
As with any other hyaluronic acid-based fillers, the results of Voluma and other Juvederm fillers are temporary. Injected deep into the skin, Voluma can usually last for up to two years. For optimal treatment results, some patients may require two separate injections; these should be done one month apart. Other injectables from the Juvederm range can last from six months or more.
When choosing between other fillers in the Juvederm range, you may want to consider Juvederm Ultra Plus (also known as Ultra 4). Although the formulations and technologies used are different, they can both be used for volume replacement. As well, Ultra Plus can be used in other areas where Voluma can’t be, making it a great inclusive treatment.
Compared to the rest of the Juvederm line, Voluma has different indications and is designed for different target areas. When selecting the most appropriate filler, practitioners should carefully consider the patient’s needs and concerns. At the same time, factors such as patient preference and treatment cost should be taken into account during the selection process. More importantly, the practitioner should consider the location of the treatment area(s), the indications, and ideal target areas of each filler.