Which Juvederm Filler Is Best For Me?
Are you interested in dermal fillers but are not sure what product is best for you? Austin Cosmetic Surgery is here to help! We carry the full line of Juvederm Dermal Fillers including Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. Each product can be used for different areas of the face, including the lips, nasolabial folds, jowls, tear troughs, midface (cheeks), and lower face including the chin.
Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus
24mg/ml Hylacross Technology
With 24mg/ml of HA, Juvederm Ultra and Ultra plus are the most hydrophilic of the fillers, meaning they tend to attract more water post injection creating more volume and some swelling. They are great for adding soft pillows to the lips and replacing structure back to the border and Cupid’s bow. They can also be used perioral and in the lower face. Juvederm Ultra tends to last about 6 months with the older Hylacross technology and around 6% crosslinking. Juvederm Ultra Plus tends to last about 6-10 months at around 8% crosslinking using the same Hylacross technology.
20mg/ml Vycross Technology
With the new Vycross Technology, Allergan has been able to provide HA fillers that can last longer without the extent of hydrophilic swelling that occurs with higher concentrations of HA and Hylacross technology. Voluma is considered our powerhouse for lifting the midface and sculpting the jawline. Think of it more as a “ lift and tack” instead of just filling a space. When small aliquots are placed in the right areas of the midface, changes can be seen in nasolabial folds, jowls, and tear troughs. It is one of our favorite fillers to use and lasts the longest of all the HA fillers, ideally 18-24 months. It is definitely our males’ favorite but our lean, high metabolism gentlemen should expect it to last about half of the time, 9-12 months, the first few times they are injected. After nearly two decades of injecting filler, that is true for most. One of the major manufacturers was able to show that our natural collagen fibers better withstand time/aging when ideally supported with dermal fillers.
17.5mg/ml Vycross Technology
At 17.5mg/ml of HA per ml, Vollure offers the perfect middle ground filler that can correct deep dermal contour deformities, volume loss in the lips, cheeks, chin, and lower face. It still provides some hydration without over plumping areas around expression lines and tear troughs. With the new vycross technology its ability to stretch around areas of movement but last longer than one year is impressive; most are seeing up to 18 months duration of fabulous results. It is another favorite for lips as it provides structure and support without an exaggerated pout.
15mg/ml Vycross Technology
Even with the least amount of HA per ml, Volbella absorbs the smallest amount of water post injection and can be used in thin skinned areas such as around the mouth and in sunken tear troughs. It is super soft and provides a smoothing gloss like effect to lips removing creepy lines, great for those wanting to rejuvenate their lips but afraid of the “duck pout”. We tend to call it the gateway drug to lip filler. Because of the new Vycross technology, even this thin filler is still able to last up to 12 months.