Juvederm and Restylane are competing injectable cosmetic fillers to reduce the facial signs of aging in a non-surgical manner. Both the fillers are approved by the FDA for aesthetic facial enhancement. However, there are subtle but key differences between Juvederm and Restylane. A medspa treatment provider will explain the differences and recommend the most suitable option to the patients according to their needs.
Patients should feel free to ask questions and clarify all their doubts and concerns about facial filler procedures, and the differences between Juvederm and Restylane. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, providers both dermal fillers to appropriate candidates through Motykie Medical Spa. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations can conveniently visit the medical spa for filler injections.
Both Juvederm and Restylane are fantastic and sensational facial fillers for versatile use, such as reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, improvement of overall facial shape and contours, and lip enhancement. An experienced medspa treatment provider can create desirable and safe outcomes with both these fillers.
One of the important differences in their usage is that Restylane is more appropriate when treating fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes or the tear trough area. The skin is highly sensitive and thin in this area, and the molecular composition of Restylane makes it more appropriate for treatment here.
Concentration of Hyaluronic Acid
The main ingredient in both Juvederm and Restylane is hyaluronic acid, which contributes to the natural tightness and strength of the skin and holds moisture levels. The concentration of hyaluronic acid is higher in case of Juvederm as compared to Restylane.
As a result, a patient can enjoy more sustainable results with Juvederm. Patients with more severe or conspicuous facial creases and wrinkles can benefit more from Juvederm. Due to the difference in molecular composition, the results with Juvederm may be smoother.
Consistency and Texture
Juvederm and Restylane differ significantly in terms of their gel consistency and texture. Juvederm gel is known for its smoother texture and superior consistency, while Restylane gel is more granular. Some experts opine that Restylane has a higher risk of creating bumps during the application, but such concerns are not scientifically established.
Juvederm can be used more easily, particularly when the medical spa expert has to treat very fine lines. The smoothness of the gel allows the provider to use very thin needles. Restylane is more appropriate to treat hollows beneath the eyes because a smooth Juvederm gel would travel to the top of the cheek. Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for Juvederm and Restylane.
Restylane is considered to have a better cohesiveness than Juvederm. When the provider needs to work with the material and mold it into a specific shape, they may prefer Restylane. The provider will consider the facial anatomy, degree of skin laxity, and the personal aesthetic goals of the patient before recommending the more appropriate choice between Juvederm and Restylane facial fillers.
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