Restylane and Juvederm are both dermal fillers. When comparing both Juvederm and Restylane, they are quite different. They each come with their benefits and expectations, which should be considered. Before deciding which one to use, you should have a decent understanding, so you choose the right filler for you.
What These Dermal Fillers Have In Common
Both Juvederm and Restylane are known as hyaluronic acid fillers, named after the acid that is in them. The acid that these fillers are made from occurs naturally inside of the body, so when you receive an injection containing either of these products, you are getting an injection that contains something that is produced naturally by your body.
One of the benefits that both of these products have in common is that you can use them before being tested for allergic reactions. Both products are also approved by the FDA, so they have a proven safety record for consumers.
Another benefit that these products share is the ability to provide almost instant aesthetic changes. Most patients say that the changes produced by both products look and feel natural.
What to Expect From Juvederm
In many cases, many smaller volume injections containing Juvederm are preferred because the chance of nodule formation is decreased. A nodule is a term used to describe a bump in skin tissue.
With enough time, all hyaluronic acid products can dissolve properly into skin tissue. To avoid facial disfiguration, a skilled injector must be able to mold larger injections of Juvederm into skin tissue. Since Juvederm flattens into the skin over time, some would say it seems less effective. One of the downsides of Juvederm is that patients must pay for an entire syringe even if the entire product was not used.
What to Expect From Restylane
When compared with Juvederm, Restylane can be more cohesive, which means it’s much more likely to stay put. Like Juvederm, Restylane must also be skillfully molded. The surgeon must be able to work out any lumps that form. Unlike Juvederm, Restylane is sufficient to lift and build facial features. Restylane works better for increasing fullness or volume, and it’s especially useful for localized facial areas.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we will be able to answer any questions or concerns you might have about either Juvederm or Restylane. Our specialists will be able to help assist you to decide if either product is right for you. Besides Juvederm and Restylane, we offer a variety of services. Please feel free to contact us today to schedule your consultation.