There are many dermal fillers available on the market, but Restylane and Juvederm are among some of the top options. These fillers help restore a youthful appearance, sculpt and shape the face, as well as improve volume loss. If you are looking to get some dermal injections then you may be wondering which filler is the best. In this article, we will do a comparison of Restylane vs Juvederm to help you understand the similarities and differences.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance, known as hyaluronic acid, injected into the face to help with volume loss and desired sculpting. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally found substance within the body that holds onto moisture. This causes the skin to look younger, plump, and hydrated. How long it lasts will depend on the type of filler you choose to go with. However, increased production of collagen and elastin will help provide you with lasting results. Both fillers are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. In other words, fillers are one of the best ways to enhance your looks without having to commit to cosmetic surgery.
Results can vary from patient to patient, so you will need to have a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Nazarian. She will be able to give you a better understanding of the type of results that you can expect from your injection. For instance, Restylane and Juvederm may require a follow-up injection to help maintain results.
- Restylane – Instant results and results can last up to a year.
- Juvederm – Results are immediate and will last up to a year.
Side Effects and Safety
Both injections have similar side effects. However, the most commonly reported side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, or pain at the site. Less commonly reported effects are hyperpigmentation, discoloration, or scarring at the site. In addition, numbness is also sometimes reported due to the lidocaine. Lidocaine within the injection helps make it more comfortable. Similarly, Restylane and Juvederm are FDA approved, non-invasive, and done in Dr. Nazarian’s office. There is no downtime, so you can go back to your normal routine right after your injections. Each injection only takes minutes but it will depend on the area of treatment.
Dermal fillers will vary according to geographical location, physician, facility, and type of filler you go with.
- Juvederm – An average cost is between $600 to $100 per injection.
- Restylane – Average costs can range from $300 (half syringe available) to $1000 per injection.
Restylane vs Juvederm: Comparison of Treatment Areas
Both dermal fillers offer unique product lines to help with the different areas of the face. Below we will go through each area of the face and what product is best suited to treat those areas.
Restylane Silk and Restylane Kysse are specifically formulated to work on lips, lipstick lines, add volume, and restore a youthful appearance. They also help address parentheses lines around the edge of the mouth and decrease their definition, making them less noticeable. Juvederm offers its lines Volbella XC and Ultra XC to treat the lips. Volbella specifically treats lipstick lines and decreases their appearance. Ultra XC injections add volume and provide sculpting. They both add fullness and plump the lips to improve their appearance.
Restylane Lyft provides treatment for the cheeks. It can add volume, shape, and restore firmness. It is best used in the upper cheeks, around the nose, and in the cheeks themselves. Juvederm offers Voluma for the cheeks. It can help firm up skin, decrease sagging, and improve volume. Injections in the upper cheeks provide support or give volume to the middle of the face.
Restylane also offers Refyne and Defyne. These are useful around the mouth, upper face, nose, chin, and even in the hands. Juvederm also has its Vollure and original formula to help with facial volume loss. These can be very versatile and allow for a wide approach to treating sagging, volume loss, fine lines, and wrinkles anywhere in the face.
Restylane vs Juvederm: Major Differences
Some of the most noted differences include the injection area and how they work. Restylane tends to be less hydrophilic meaning that what you see is what you get. It works great for sculpting, adding a lift, and for use in the hands. Juvederm is a great filler to add volume. It works best by supplementing volume loss and filling in gaps. Juvederm shapes as well but shines by giving a plump and hydrated appearance to your face.
Who Can Use Dermal Fillers?
The ideal candidate for Restylane and Juvederm should not be allergic to lidocaine or similar medications, synthetic hyaluronic acids. If you are considering using a dermal filler, the first step is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nazarian to discuss what product line, where to inject, and which filler to use. She will be able to assess problem areas and give you all of your filler options to provide optimal results. The most important thing to consider is finding the best doctor near you who does a lot of filler and has a wide range available. For instance, injectable dermal fillers are like paint and the artist picks the specific type and applies them to create facial harmony and beauty. Dr. Nazarian really emphasizes a natural look. Never be afraid of looking fake in her hands. Visit our blog and learn how to avoid bad plastic surgery.
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Restylane vs Juvederm: What are your experiences with these products? Do you have a preferred brand? Have you used one or more of these lines to get results? Tell us your story in the comments below!