Everyone has a personal preference on various matters throughout their lives. Non-surgical procedures are no different, and it may even be more evident in this area. Having extensive knowledge about dermal fillers is crucial before any procedures are performed. Both Juvéderm and Restylane have the same hyaluronic acid filler, are both FDA approved, safe and effective, and generally cost around the same price.
At Peace Love Med, we know the ins and outs of dermal fillers, and we are thoroughly trained to provide the best possible experience to our customers each time they seek our expertise. Allow us to shed some light on the two dermal fillers that currently sit at the top of the dermal fillers’ market.
Juvéderm is one of the most popular injectable fillers on the market. This dermal filler is made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the skin. Juvéderm helps reduce lines and restore fullness in the face. Our lines and wrinkles become more predominant as we age, and Juvéderm is a fantastic temporary fix.
The longevity of Juvéderm is dependent on the part of the body that is injected, the skill and expertise of the physician providing the service, and the patient. Juvéderm has a slightly longer lasting effect coming in at about 9 – 12 months.
Juvéderm has a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, and it’s incredibly hydrophilic. Effects occur immediately, however, the full extent of the results are shown when the product settles into the skin. The minimal side effects that occur are minor swelling and bruising that should disappear within a week of the treatment. These side effects are standard and do not come off as an adverse reaction.
Restylane is another type of hyaluronic acid filler. Think of Restylane as a family of dermal fillers. Restylane lasts about 6 – 9 months after the dose and has a less likely chance of persistent swelling. There are several versions of Restylane that alter diverse areas on the face.
• Restylane/Restylane L – Moderate the severe wrinkles and folds on the face. Restylane L contains Lidocaine, a local anesthetic
• Restylane Refyne/Restylane Defyne – Used to smooth nasolabial folds and marionette lines
• Restylane Lyft – Adds volumes to cheeks
• Restylane Silk – Enhances the lips, smooths lines, and gives a more natural effect around the mouth
Restylane injections usually have lumps or bumps that show up after the treatment, but they disappear within a couple of months. If the bumps do not resolve themselves within those months, your doctor can use hyaluronidase to dissolve it. That fact isn’t a deterrent for getting this filler because it can be easily molded after the shot is given. Restylane has the added boost of being able to be built upon on the face.
Which One is Right for You?
Overall, there are few differences between Juvéderm and Restylane. The most substantial distinction between Juvéderm and Restylane is the effects on the under-eye area. Because Juvéderm dissipates over an area much easier than Restylane, injecting it underneath the eyes could cause it to travel to the tear troughs creating unwanted fullness. Restylane is more cohesive and tends to stay exclusively in the initial injection area.
It is important to note that the effects are not permanent and regularly scheduled appointments will help keep up with the results because over time; it will naturally begin to break down and be reabsorbed into your body. Juvéderm is given with an entire syringe and with Restylane, you can choose a needle with 0.4cc and 1.0cc sizes if you’d like the option of having a smaller injection.
The client has the final say as far as which procedure they should be given, but it is imperative that potential patients take their physicians recommendations into serious consideration before commitments are made. Peace Love Med will always endorse the most effective treatment that is catered to the needs of our patients.