Summary: Juvederm might be your favorite product, but you might still wonder: how many kinds of Juvederm are there? It’s a good question, because in theory each one of these variations on Juvederm does something different. It makes finding the one that’s best for you a little challenging, especially if you aren’t overly familiar with all of Juvederm’s offerings.
Just How Many Kinds of Juvederm Are There?
Juvederm is one of the most popular dermal filler options on the market today. And there’s no shortage of such fillers. Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane–it can be overwhelming trying to choose one, even with your cosmetic surgeon’s help. And then they have to go and create even more of them.
I mean, how many different kinds of Juvederm are there? Well, turns out Juvederm has several distinct brands, each one of which is designed to perform one specific task or another. The overall goal, it seems, is to give patients an option for each and every thing they’d like to treat. That’s a laudable goal, but the dizzying array of options does give some patients pause.
Maybe one way to think about it is to focus on the symptoms you’d like to treat. There are plenty of patients who can’t tell one type of Juvederm from the other. Instead, they go into the cosmetic surgeon or medical spa and simply point to the area (or areas) of the face they’d like to treat. The surgeon then selects whichever dermal filler or Juvederm type is going to work the best. But that takes some of the fun out of it, doesn’t it? (Okay, it really doesn’t, but some people just like to know things.) So let’s take a look at a few of the most common kinds of Juvederm and see what, exactly, they’re famous for doing.
The “base model” of Juvederm is usually referred to as Juvederm XC. I use the term “base model” really loosely, as Juvederm XC does have some specific applications. But this is essentially the type of Juvederm you’d use for most of your general purpose wrinkle elimination treatments.
That doesn’t mean that Juvederm XC isn’t powerful. Indeed, just the opposite. Typically, Juvederm XC is used around the face to minimize lines and wrinkles and also to help the skin return to a more radiant state.
In general, Juvederm XC will last anywhere around 18 to 24 months. Of course, that depends on where it’s injected and whether the patient decides to undergo any maintenance injections of any kind. If you have general concerns about the appearance of lines and wrinkles around your face, particularly around the temples or the corners of the mouth, Juvederm XC will be in the mix.
Juvederm Vollure XC
A slight variant on Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure XC is composed with a slightly different molecular structure than standard Juvederm XC. That makes it a perfect fit for treating nasolabial folds–those lines around your nose that extend down to your face.
Many people don’t realize that Voluma is actually a form of Juvederm. In part that’s because of how successfully Voluma has been marketed over the years. But Voluma isn’t just its own thing–it’s part of the Juvederm family. And it has a pretty specific purpose.
As you age, your cheeks can begin to lose a significant amount of volume. And the cheeks are a particularly difficult area to artificially create more that volume–that’s where Voluma comes in. Voluma is specifically designed to treat the apple of the cheek, helping to raise them up and make them look a little more natural.
But maybe your cheeks aren’t the problem. Maybe your real issue is the lines on your nose and around your eyes. In that case, you might want to explore the use of Juvederm Volbella. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid based filler, just like all other types of Juvederm. But the molecules are specially formulated to be incredibly small.
That’s important when treating areas of the face such as the lips, where fine details matter a lot. Juvederm can be injected into the lips to help smooth them out and create an overall more youthful appearance. That makes Volbella a particularly useful part of the Juvederm family.
Get Help From Your Cosmetic Surgeon
Ultimately, you’re never going to be expected to make this decision on your own. Even if you know Juvederm products inside and out, it’s possible your best filler choice will be outside the Juvederm family.
That’s why it’s important to make all of your filler choices in consultation with your plastic or cosmetic surgeon. After all, your surgeon will be much more familiar with all of your options and what they all mean (and what the results will look like).
How many kinds of Juvederm are there? A lot. And there’s likely going to be more in the future. Cosmetic surgery is a field famous for its innovation.
- “Collection of Dermal Fillers.” JUVÉDERM®, www.juvederm.com/.
- Anterasian, George. “Your Guide to Juvederm Types: Voluma, Volbella & Vollure.” Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center, Publisher Name Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center Publisher Logo, 7 Dec. 2017, maryleeamerian.com/your-guide-to-juvederm-types-voluma-volbella-vollure/.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has written about cosmetic and plastic surgery for nearly five years. He loves to take complicated surgical ideas and distill them in a way that’s entertaining and easy to understand.