Juvederm, Volumna or Volbella to the Nasolabial Folds?
I currently receive Juvederm injections to my nasolabial folds but in my opinion, the injections don't last long enough. Is there a better filler out there that lasts longer? I know Volbella was recently FDA approved for lips and I'm wondering if that would work for this region? What about Volumna? Is that better than Juvederm?
In my opinion, most filler products on the market have a best practice application. For folds, it depends a bit on the depth of your folds. For mild folds, I like Juvederm or Restylane. For heavier folds, I typically prefer Restylane Lyft. If you are looking for a longer lasting product, you might consider Sculptra - a product that is usually recommended for mid face volume but is a slower process and is best for patients that have significant facial volume loss
I hope this is helpful.
Jack Peterson MD
The answer depends on the nature of your skin and depth of injection. Also, Voluma and Volbella aren't FDA approved for smile lines, but they are often used by competent injectors in these off label areas. For most patients Juvederm does a nice job in the smile line, but it's reasonable to explore alternatives with your physician.