Dermal fillers are one of the most sought-after treatments in dermatology, due to their ability to restore lost volume. Whether injected in the cheeks to lift, or wrinkles to smooth, Juvederm® and Restylane® are two of the most popular products. Some may wonder how their injector chooses which filler to use and why? Despite the fact that fillers share many similarities, unique details distinguish them from each other.
As we age, the body’s supply of collagen and elastin becomes depleted, resulting in looser skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Areas with fat, such as the cheeks, may also decrease in volume causing a more visible, hollow appearance. Dermal fillers can restore this lost volume, in addition to smoothing out the lines and wrinkles. If you want to enhance your natural volume in places like the cheeks and lips, dermal fillers can assist in attaining these goals.
Juvederm® and Restylane® work fundamentally similar. At ZENA Medical, we offer both families of products, providing our injection specialists the opportunity to choose the appropriate filler for your anatomy and goals. Both address volume loss and lines in the cheek area, lips, and the around the mouth. Many of these injectables additionally contain lidocaine, a numbing agent, to make each injection more comfortable.
Both Juvederm® and Restylane® contain a similar range of formulas and use hyaluronic acid. This polysaccharide (a large, branched sugar molecule) acts as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin and holding it there. Each filler uses a slightly different formula to create different properties and consistencies.
At ZENA Medical, we focus on artistry and enhancing your natural features so you never look overdone. In the hands of an experienced injection specialist, both Juvederm® and Restylane® provide excellent tools for subtle, natural-looking enhancement.
Our goal is to assist you in achieving your goals while utilizing the most effective products. We offer two lines of dermal fillers so our injection specialists have a full variety of products to create a fuller, more youthful appearance.
With an extensive range of products under each name, Juvederm® and Restylane® can achieve similar results. Each person’s anatomy is unique, and your dermatologist may select one over the for a particular, personal application. Both fillers last between six and eighteen months, depending on the location as some areas metabolize the product faster.
On average, Juvederm® costs slightly more than Restylane®, although this may not apply to all locations or providers. Experience and artistry with different dermal fillers allow an injection specialist to determine which will provide the most results, with the least amount of filler.
Juvederm® and Restylane® both make excellent dermal fillers. The ultimate decision of which to use requires the guidance of a specialist familiar with the details and differences between the options.
If you’d like to learn more about dermal fillers, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation and personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
*Individual Results May Vary