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Juvederm vs Restylane

juvederm vs restylane

Deciding between Restylane and Juvederm

Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm contain hyaluronic acid. With the increasing popularity of dermal fillers as a way to correct volume loss, augment cheeks and lips, and improve fine lines and wrinkles across the face, hyaluronic acid fillers continue to offer exciting formulations for a variety of facial regions.

Dr. Schwarbzurg was one of the first board certified cosmetic physicians in NYC to implement Restylane and Juvederm hyaluronic acid fillers into his treatments.

Using minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures such as microneedling, Fraxel, and Thermage, combined with fillers, will revitalize your appearance without the need to undergo invasive surgery. However, many patients wonder what the best filler is for treatments such as lip augmentations, cheek augmentations, or reducing fine lines. Is it Restylane or Juvederm?

At his clinic, Skinly Aesthetics, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Schwarzburg offers pan-facial rejuvenation without any downtime. Dr. Schwarzburg specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, laser treatments, and skin care. Dr. Schwarzburg will design a treatment plan that meets your cosmetic goals and individual needs.

Dermal fillers are commonly used as injectables to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and to add volume to areas such as the lips or the midface. Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in dermal fillers. Naturally occurring hyaluronic acid stimulates collagen production in the body. By injecting hyaluronic acid fillers intradermally, patients can smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, and re-plump their skin.

Each of the FDA-approved Juvederm and Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers have a formulation designed to treat a specific area of the face. There is Restylane Silk, Restylane Kysse, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus, filling out sagging lips (Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella XC), and the Reduction of wrinkles (Restylane L, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Volite). The treatments can also improve delicate features, such as lips, cheekbones, and hands, as well as enhance the volume and elasticity of the skin.

Juvederm vs Restylane: How do they differ?

The facial filler products Restylane and Juvederm both treat the same areas and are both excellent. Restylane and Juvederm differ mainly because of their consistency. Restylane is a granular, particulate gel, whereas Juvederm has a gel-like formulation. 

Each Juvederm and Restylane formulation is different. Restylane, Juvederm, and their counterparts contain lidocaine formulations to reduce discomfort.

Is Restylane or Juvederm better?

There is no single filler that is better than the other. Because they differ in consistency and density, one may be more optimal for different areas of the face. On the other hand, there are some areas in which both dermal fillers work well, such as the marionette lines. 

For the treatment of marionette lines, the folds that run from the mouth to the chin, several different formulations of Restylane and Juvederm may be useful. Among the best ways of smoothing marionette lines are Restylane Lyft, Juvederm Ultra, and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Restylane and Juvederm may be a better choice for patients with specific skin conditions, as well as those seeking facial or jawline contouring.

A comparison between Restylane and Juvederm

For laugh lines and fine lines around your mouth, Restylane and Juvederm can both be used. Restylane Refyne is a popular treatment for minor to moderate lines and folds around the mouth. Furthermore, Juvederm Ultra can be used to smooth mild to moderate fine lines around the mouth, and Juvederm Voluma can increase the volume of the midface in order to reduce jowls and wrinkles.

Restylane compared with Juvederm for nasolabial folds

In order to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, Juvederm and Restylane are very effective treatments. Regardless of the Juvederm product used, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds. Restylane-L, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Lyft are all Restylane formulations that can be used long-term to treat mild to severe nasolabial folds.

You can be sure that Dr. Schwarzburg will use his expertise to determine a treatment plan that is customized to both your specific needs and aesthetic goals, recommending dermal fillers that produce the best results. 

Restylane Silk for lips

Juvederm and Restylane are popular lip fillers that volumize and plump the lips while also achieving a natural appearance.

It has been custom-made to treat lips and the areas around the mouth with Restylane Silk. With its granular gel, the product contours the lips with precision and provides a smooth, natural appearance to lip enhancement. As we get older, we develop vertical lip lines around the lips. Restylane Silk can also be used to treat these lines.

Restylane Kysse lip filler

Restylane Kysse offers a new lip filler that treats upper vertical lip lines and lasts for up to a year. It also improves lip hydration, giving lips a luscious look.

Juvederm Volbella

Using Juvederm Volbella, lip lines and fine lines around the mouth will be subtly improved. 

Juvederm Ultra XC

Juvederm Ultra can be used by patients to achieve a fuller pout by restoring facial volume in the lips. 

Juvederm Ultra-Plus XC

Traditional lip fillers, such as Juvederm Ultra, do not offer a pillowy, luscious appearance like Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. 

Do Restylane and Juvederm mix well?

During the same appointment, Restylane and Juvederm can be used together to achieve amazing results. A combination of treatments in different regions of the face can also produce wonderful results. As Dr. Schwarzburg selects Restylane and Juvederm injections based on their composition, they will provide the appropriate amount of volume in each treatment area.

Can I get Juvederm after Restylane? Can I combine dermal fillers with other treatments?

In cases where further volume or other changes in the facial contour are desired, waiting a few weeks until the dermal fillers settle is beneficial. 

By using Botox, dynamic wrinkles around your eyes can be reduced. Alternatively, Restylane or Juvederm can be used to add volume to lips, improve the appearance of fine lines, and reduce wrinkles around your mouth.

Does Restylane last longer than Juvederm?

On average, Juvederm lasts longer than Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers. It is possible to maintain Restylane and Juvederm treatments with touch-ups once or twice a year, which last 6-18 months.

Can they cause side effects?

Because injectable procedures are likely to cause bruising, Dr. Schwarzburg recommends avoiding ibuprofen and any other blood thinners during the week prior to the procedure. Patients with bleeding disorders or allergies to lidocaine or hyaluronic acid should avoid both Restylane and Juvederm.

Severe inflammation, infection, or hyperpigmentation are rare.

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