If you are looking for a way to smooth lines, wrinkles, and aging then you have likely heard of Restylane and Juvederm. These are dermal fillers that provide temporary smoothing and plumping to give your face a young, fresh appearance. These cosmetic fillers are much less invasive than surgical equivalents. This means you will be up and ready to go after the procedure. Juvaderm and Restylane are the most popular choices on the market, how do they fare against each other?
The main ingredient in these dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid. It may sound like a lab-made chemical, but this acid is a natural molecule found in your body. This acid, when injected into the skin, binds with water. This leads to expansion which will fill out and plump wrinkles. The benefit of this natural molecule is that there is little likelihood of an allergic reaction.
The FDA has approved both of these products so they are safe to use when properly handled by a dermatologist or other professional. Restylane and Juvaderm are similar in that both are injected in much the same areas. These include the grooves between the nose and lips, frown lines around the brow, the creases from the nose to the corner of the mouth, and the lips. They both smooth and fill wrinkles from the inside.
There are a few differences though. According to an article from Livestrong.com says that “Restylane has a firmer consistency, making it the preferred choice for areas such as the lips and deep lines that require more support.” Juvaderm, though, contains 35% more cross-linked hyaluronic acid than Restylane. It is believed that Juvaderm lasts longer because of this increased acid content. Juvaderm and Juvaderm Ultra Plus can last from 9-12 months while Restylane lasts around 6 months. These durations can vary based on the person, as some peoples’ bodies interact with the products differently.
So whether you want to decrease wrinkles or smooth out frown lines, these products can help you look how you want. The Laser Lounge Spa offers Juvaderm, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, and Radiesse. No matter the filler you choose, our specialists can help you to look your best.