Restylane and Juvederm are both hyaluronic acid (HA)-based dermal injectables used to treat signs of skin aging. HA “plumps” the skin reducing the appearance of line and wrinkles as well as augments the lips.
Both of these dermal filler med spa injections include the same basic ingredients. But there are some differences in their usage, application, and potential benefits.
Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides soft tissue filler treatments to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Comparison between Restylane and Juvederm
Restylane and Juvederm are non-surgical treatments. Both are HA-based filler procedures that make use of HA to add volume to the skin. Restylane and Juvederm both contain lidocaine to mitigate pain during the procedure. Each brand has different formulas, which have been approved by the FDA specifically for use on the face and lips.
Restylane Silk is used in the lip area. According to the official site of the manufacturer, Restylane Silk was the first lip augmentation filler to be approved by the FDA. This filler can effectively augment lips as well as soften out lip lines.
Juvederm Ultra or Volbella XC
Juvederm comes in two forms:
Juvederm Ultra XC med spa injectable gel is designed to augment the lips. On the other hand, Juvederm Volbella XC helps mitigate vertical lip lines and adds subtle fullness to the lips.
Patients commonly experience swelling and bruising after dermal filler injections, but these side-effects typically resolve within two to three days. How long these symptoms last will depend on the treatment area.
In case the patient is receiving treatment for lip lines, these side-effects will subside within seven days. However, with lip augmentation, the side-effects may prevail for up to two weeks.
How long does each Procedure take?
It takes only a few minutes to inject Restylane and Juvederm fillers. The patient will likely need follow-up sessions to maintain the fullness in their lips.
It takes between 15 to 60 minutes to administer a single Restylane procedure. The lip area is much smaller compared to other treatment sites. Therefore, the time taken to complete this procedure in the lip area will be on the shorter side of this spectrum. The outcomes of the filler will be apparent after a few days.
The time taken to inject Juvederm is the same as it takes to administer a single Restylane procedure. But the Juvederm lip results are instantaneous, unlike Restylane.
Restylane and Juvederm both produce smooth results due to the presence of HA which creates a plumping effect. However, Juvederm tends to last for slightly longer and offers quicker outcomes.
The patient will likely notice the results in a few days following their Restylane Silk injectable procedure. The results of these procedures are said to start wearing off after around ten months.
Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella add fullness to the lips as well as other areas of the face almost instantaneously. The results typically last for almost a year.
Adults aged 21 years or above are eligible to undergo Restylane injections. The treatment may not be appropriate for individuals with a history of the below mentioned conditions:
- Bleeding disorders
- Inflammatory skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea
- Allergies to lidocaine or HA
Juvederm is only recommended for people aged 21 years or above. Individuals with sensitivities or allergies to lidocaine or HA may not be appropriate candidates for this treatment.
Motykie Medical Spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for facial filler anti-aging treatments.
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