Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are two popular dermal fillers that can help counteract the visible signs of aging. In this article, we compare Voluma and Lyft and how they can be used to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance.
The wide variety of fillers in the Juvederm line each have different target areas. Allergan, which is based in Dublin, is the maker of Juvederm. Some Juvederm fillers are made with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, similar to Restylane Lyft. Juvederm Voluma is the filler in the Juvederm family that is comparable to Restylane Lyft.
Part of the popular Restylane family, Restylane Lyft is developed by Galderma, a healthcare company based in Switzerland. The filler contains lidocaine, which lessens the discomfort and pain associated with injections.
Juvederm Voluma Vs. Restylane Lyft: Target Areas
Adult patients over the age of 21 are intended for treatment with Juvederm and Restylane Lyft fillers, respectively. The FDA-approved dermal filler Restylane Lyft is recommended for the correction of mid-face contour deficiencies brought on by the aging process. Doctors also use the filler to give the backs of the hands more volume and plumpness. It similarly works well for cheek augmentation. Restylane Lyft, which has many uses, can also be used to minimize smile lines and nasolabial folds, among other facial wrinkles and folds. Juvederm Voluma can be used to treat age-related volume loss in the cheeks, just like Restylane Lyft.
Review and Comparison
It is not surprising that Restylane Lyft and Juvederm Voluma have comparable target areas given their shared active ingredient. To provide fuller cheeks, both Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are injected into the deep tissues of the cheeks. The lower face, including the jawline, nasolabial folds, and jowl region, can be also lifted by treating the cheeks.
According to Dr. Weiner’s “Cheek Challenge” study, Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft can significantly improve the cheeks, jowls, jawline, and periocular area, though some study participants appeared to have a higher cheek on the side that received Restylane Lyft injections.
Juvederm Voluma vs Restylane Lyft: Which Is A Better Cheek Filler?
Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft differ most likely in their resistance to migration, which is determined by G prime and translates to their ability to lift when injected into the body. Restylane Lyft has a G prime value of roughly 531. Juvederm Voluma, on the other hand, only has half the G prime value at 274.
The cohesivity of the fillers, which describes how much spreading occurs in the body, is another area where they vary. Juvederm Voluma spreads less because it has a higher cohesivity. Voluma is one of the Juvederm fillers created using Vycross technology. The flowability of Juvederm fillers based on Vycross is enhanced by this technology. Therefore, Restylane Lyft is specifically made to lift and fill, whereas Juvederm Voluma is ideal for elevating and lifting the tissues.
Juvederm Voluma, according to Allergan, has a significantly long lifespan of up to 24 months. There are no head-to-head tests to back up this assertion, though. In fact, the “Cheek challenge” study, which was previously mentioned, discovered that Juvederm Voluma’s duration of action is comparable to Restylane Lyft’s, which lasts for about 12 months. In the end, the study advises using Restylane Lyft for cheek augmentation because it is more cost-effective than Juvederm Voluma and has a higher lifting ability (G prime).
Every patient is different, as are their particular and personal needs. While some patients might choose to use Juvederm Voluma, which are said to last longer, others might prefer using the less expensive Restylane Lyft, which can in some cases provide greater volumizing results.