How Much Filler is in a Syringe of Juvéderm?
This is a common question asked by patients, and a good question because so many patients have a misunderstanding of the true amount in a syringe of filler, or have been improperly informed by social media and/or inexperienced providers. Most filler syringes contain 1.0 ml (milliliters or cc) of product. This includes products such as Restylane and Juvéderm–which also includes Voluma, Vollure, Ultra, and Volbella. Some fillers do come in larger (e.g., Radiesse-1.5 ml) or smaller sizes but let’s discuss the vastly more commonly used 1.0 ml syringes. Much of the confusion and misunderstanding is caused by the use of the metric system to quantify the volume or amount in the syringes. That is, they’re using milliliters not teaspoons or tablespoons. The conversion of 1.0 ml to a teaspoon is about 1/5th. That is, one syringe of filler is equal to 1/5th of a teaspoon—not all that much! Or if you’re looking for a more real-world example look at a Hershey’s Kiss. A typical Hershey’s Kiss is about ~3.2 ml of volume or about three syringes of filler. Looking at the accompanying image illustrates the comparative amounts of a syringe of filler. The pictured teaspoon displays a whole dispensed 1.0 ml syringe of filler. This is why one syringe is typically the perfect amount in the right hands to naturally enhance the lips or fill in a few lines and wrinkles, but not enough to fully augment the temples, for example. To learn more about fillers and the injectables performed by Dr. Miller call or contact our office.