When searching for a non-surgical procedure to treat facial lines and wrinkles, you may be overwhelmed by the vast number of options. When considering Restylane VS Juvéderm, they may seem similar in many ways. However, there are a few different aspects to each one of these treatments. At Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek, we offer both Restylane and Juvéderm treatments for most skin types. Schedule an appointment today and find out how you can benefit from these revolutionary injectable treatments.
What is Juvéderm?
Juvéderm is a cosmetic gel filler treatment with a hyaluronic acid base. It is used to improve signs of aging and restore facial contours. It is a lip filler and cheek filler. It is also used to treat the area around the mouth. There are many types of Juvéderm fillers. Each of them features different concentrations of hyaluronic acid and has unique aspects that address different areas of the skin at different depths.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a family of dermal fillers, that also has a base of hyaluronic acid. This group of products has different types of fillers to target specific areas of your skin. This treatment can soften and smooth wrinkles and add volume to your cheeks and lips.
Types of Juvéderm Fillers
There are different types of fillers in each one of these families to choose from. When you schedule an appointment with us, we will discuss the best filler for you.
Juvéderm Voluma XC
This treatment adds volume beneath your skin’s surface and increases the size of your cheeks.
Juvéderm XC and Vollure XC
Both of these fillers are used to address the loss of skin elasticity, as well as fill out wrinkles and lines around the nose and mouth.
Juvéderm Ultra XC and Juvéderm Volbella XC
These dermal fillers provide non-surgical lip enhancement and correction of perioral lines. It can also treat undereye hollows.
Types of Restylane Fillers
This injectable is used on and around the lips. It gives your lips a silky smooth feeling that looks natural.
This treatment is used for adding volume to the back of the hands, lifting the cheeks, and smoothing smile lines.
Restylane Refyne and Restylane-L
This dermal filler is used to treat laugh lines. These are wrinkles that form at the sides of your nose and run down to the corners of your mouth.
Restylane Defyne is used to correct moderate-to-severe deep facial folds and wrinkles.
This filler is used around the upper lip to smooth wrinkles called perioral lines.
How Do These Treatments Work?
As you age, the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid decreases in your body. Juvéderm adds volume to the facial tissue using its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid. This substance is naturally found in your body, and it stimulates the production of collagen. Juvéderm lowers the appearance of wrinkled and sagging skin on your face. It also contains a small amount of pain-reducing lidocaine, which can minimize discomfort.
Similarly, Restylane works by restoring volume and structure to your skin in areas where you have lost collagen or other tissue. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane also attracts water to maintain the volume that has been added. The treatment is administered under local anesthesia to prevent any discomfort.
Benefits of Juvéderm
Both Juvéderm and Restylane treatments have many benefits. Knowing how each filler can benefit you will help you make an informed decision.
Juvéderm leaves skin looking and feeling smooth and natural, thanks to its gel texture.
The results of Juvéderm last up to a year after the treatment since it has high levels of hyaluronic acid.
Juvéderm is made up of non-animal-based hyaluronic acid. Because it is a substance found in the human body, it eliminates allergic reactions.
Juvéderm is injected directly into the area of concern, so it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, giving your skin a softer, smoother appearance by hydrating it.
Juvéderm is a low-risk, high-reward, and long-lasting treatment.
Benefits of Restylane
Restylane can be used to treat many different skin concerns. This makes the treatment versatile, from adding volume to areas of the face to treating your hands.
Restylane also has a long-lasting effect. The results will last up to a year or more, depending on the treated area.
Because it is composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane has a lower risk than other fillers.
Results of Juvéderm
The results of Juvéderm are visible immediately after the treatment has been administered. The area being treated will show signs of increased volume, and the skin will look smoother. After 2 weeks, the final results will be visible.
Results of Restylane
Restylane’s results will be visible 4-6 weeks after treatment. This is because your body takes about 4-6 weeks to kick-start collagen production and restore volume. This dermal filler also takes about 2 weeks to settle into the hollows of your skin.
Aftercare Treatment for Juvéderm and Restylane
While recovery time is minimal after your dermal filler treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity, sun exposure, consuming alcohol, and wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after treatment. Returning to work won’t be a problem.
Choosing The Right Treatment for You
We all have unique needs and different skin types and tones. Both Juvéderm and Restylane are highly effective treatments to use. Scheduling an appointment with us at Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek in Denver, CO, will help you to get the most out of your treatment. We have extensive experience with both Restylane and Juvéderm treatments. For more information on these non-surgical injectable treatments, contact us on our website or give us a call.