All About The Juvéderm Family of Fillers

If you’ve been looking for ways to reduce facial lines, restore lost volume, add fullness, plump your lips or contour a youthful facial shape, you’ve probably come across the Juvéderm family of dermal fillers.

There are five fillers in the Juvéderm family – Volbella, Vollure, Voluma, Ultra and Ultra Plus – and as in each family, the Juvéderm family has a cast of unique characters with distinct roles to play in facial rejuvenation. [spacer height=”20px”]

Qualities of Volbella, Vollure & Voluma

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Comparison of juvederm voluma, vollure, and volbella

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Juvéderm Volbella

Illustration showing juvederm volbella treatment areasJuvéderm Volbella is the softest and thinnest filler in the Juvederm family making it the go-to filler for smoothing fine, shallow lines. Because it is thin, Volbella spreads more than other fillers so we use it to fill fine lip lines or give a smooth appearance to the delicate area under the eyes. With a low water affinity, it won’t provide much plumping but it also causes the least amount of swelling.

Juvéderm Vollure

Illustration showing juvederm vollure treatment areasJuvéderm Vollure offers a happy medium of durability and spreadability making it like the middle sister between Volbella and Voluma. It is soft and supple like Volbella but it has a higher G Prime (firmness) so it can be injected more deeply to correct deeper folds around the mouth. Vollure is the filler of choice for providing some structure but also allowing for  more natural facial expressions and movements.

Juvéderm Voluma

Illustration showing juvederm voluma treatment areasJuvéderm Voluma XC has a thicker, stronger consistency making it ideal for providing structure to the face. With a higher G Prime and a low water affinity, Voluma is most often used to lift the cheeks, strengthen the chin and correct irregularities on the nose. It can provide structural support for up to 2 years.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation with one of our double-board certified facial plastic surgeons or with expert nurse injectors, give us a call at (650) 327-3232 or send an email.

Qualities of Ultra Plus & UltraComparison of juvederm ultra plus and ultra xc

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Juvéderm Ultra

Illustration showing juvederm ultra treatment areasJuvéderm Ultra is our preference for lip augmentation because it has both a low G prime and high water affinity, so it is soft, supple and good at retaining moisture for a nice plumping effect.

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Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC

Illustration showing juvederm ultra plus treatment areasIn addition to including a lidocaine to help reduce any pain during injection, Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC is thicker and more viscous than Ultra. Ultra Plus provides more dramatic results in areas with deeper lines and hollows in the skin but these same qualities make it less appropriate for softer areas such as the lips.


Which Filler Is Right For You?

As you can see, there are many differences between the Juvéderm fillers. Finding a provider who understands all of these subtle differences and capabilities and who has a deep understanding of facial anatomy, will make all the difference in your filler injections.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation with one of our double-board certified facial plastic surgeons or with expert nurse injectors, give us a call at (650) 327-3232 or send an email.

Qualities of Dermal Fillers Explained

Want to know more about the terms used to describe dermal fillers? Here are your dermal filler qualities explained:

  • Water Affinity – Describes how good the filler is at retaining moisture. A filler with a high water affinity such as Juvederm Ultra is often used to create a really nice plump lip.
  • G Prime (Elasticity / Firmness) Describes how the filler is able to retain its shape when force (or movement) is applied. An analogy of high and low G prime products is Jello (high G Prime) versus pudding (low G prime).
  • HA ConcentrationThe higher the concentration of HA, the thicker and more gel-like the product is. 
  • CohesivityDescribes how much spreading the filler will do.


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