When it comes to cosmetic fillers for facial rejuvenation, the Juvederm line of fillers by Allergan leads the pack, whether you’re looking to restore facial volume or smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Vollure are among the latest fillers to emerge in recent years are. But where can they be used, and what is the difference between them. The Juvederm collection of dermal fillers is among the most highly rated hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that keeps it plump and moisturized. Juvederm fillers are used to correct fine lines and wrinkles, and also to add volume in some areas of the face. Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Vollure are manufactured by Allergan, and are made using the Allergan’sinnovative Vycross technology. Vycross technology is an advanced method of crosslinking hyaluronic acid molecules of low and high molecular weights, to create a formulation that provides greater lift and longer-lasting effects. There is also less downtime with these fillers, and they provide more consistent results. Both Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Vollure are safe for use in adults over the age of 21. Juvederm Voluma JuvedermVoluma is the only FDA cleared filler that can immediately add volume to the cheek area, and also provides a subtle lift to the area. It is injected deeply into the cheeks. Since Juvederm Voluma works by adding volume to those areas of the face that lose volume due to aging (i.e. the midface), it restores a more youthful profile. It is the only filler approved for adding volume to the cheeks that lasts for as long as 2 years. There is generally some swelling, bruising, and tenderness after treatment, but these usually resolve within a few weeks. Are you a good candidate? If you’d like to restore the fullness to your sunken cheeks without surgery, Juvederm Voluma may be the solution for you. Juvederm Vollure Juvederm Vollure is another high quality hyaluronic acid filler by Juvederm, but it is formulated for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles, in particular nasolabial folds. Nasolabial folds are also called laugh lines, they’re the lines that run from the side of the nose and extend down to the corner of the mouth. Juvederm Vollure is also long lasting, as it can last up to 18 months, compared to similar fillers that typically last for only one year. After treatment with Juvederm Vollure most patients will experience some swelling, bruising and tenderness, but these usually resolve within a few weeks. Are you a good candidate? If you have folds or moderate to severe facial wrinkles that you’d like to smooth out, Juvederm Vollure may be the right treatment for you. What’s the difference between Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Vollure? Voluma works on a different part of the face than Vollure. Voluma is designed to volumize and contour the cheek area, while Vollure is targets moderate to severe wrinkles. Although Voluma and Vollure are made using Vycross technology the mix is not the same because they differ in strength and thickness. Voluma is the thicker of the two gels, and that’s because it is designed to add volume when it is deeply injected into the cheek area. Juvederm Vollure has a softer formulation, since it’s used to fill in wrinkles, and as a result it does not inhibit facial movements or expressions. In addition, Juvederm Vollure is not injected as deeply as Juvederm Voluma. It’s usually applied just below the surface of the skin. It’s important to choose a knowledgeable, experienced medical practitioner, to ensure that right filler is used, and its injected using the correct method. It’s always advisable to choose a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon with intimate knowledge of facial anatomy. Choosing the right injector will ensure that you get a moderate look, and don’t look overdone.