Restylane® vs. JUVÉDERM®: Exploring the Differences in Dermal Filler Product Options

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In the ever-evolving world of aesthetic treatments, injectable dermal fillers have become the go-to solution for many patients who want to restore a youthful appearance and enhance their facial features. But with so many products now available, the choice can be confusing: Restylane® vs. JUVÉDERM®? Radiesse® vs. Sculptra® Aesthetic®?

At Rockmore Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of a customized approach and offer a wide selection of dermal filler products—each designed to cater to your unique needs and preferences.

This comprehensive blog post will discuss filler brands such as JUVÉDERM, Restylane, RADIESSE, BELOTERO BALANCE®, and Sculptra Aesthetic, comparing the different products to help you understand which option may be right for you. You can also take our quiz to learn which dermal filler is right for you.

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JUVÉDERM: A Versatile Solution

Overview: JUVÉDERM’s family of products contains a hyaluronic acid base, which naturally integrates into the skin for a smooth appearance.

JUVÉDERM: This product is often preferred for targeting fine lines and wrinkles and can be particularly effective for treating marionette lines.

JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC: This product restores fullness to the cheekbones. It lasts up to 2 years and immediately improves the contours of the cheeks and cheekbones.

JUVÉDERM ULTRA XC: With its somewhat thicker gel consistency, this product restores skin volume and elasticity and is often used to treat lines and wrinkles near the mouth, under the eyes, and for lip augmentation.

Longevity: JUVÉDERM products typically last between 9 to 12 months.

Restylane: A Tailored Experience

Overview: Restylane’s array of products is crafted to mimic the body’s own hyaluronic acid for natural-looking enhancement.

Restylane Lyft®:  Like JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC, Restylane Lyft is used to restore fullness to the cheekbones, lasts up to 2 years, and delivers immediate improvements.

Restylane Kysse: Restylane Kysse integrates with the tissue in the lips for a natural look and feel, with results that maintain the lips’ mobility and expression.

Longevity: Restylane products typically lasts between 9 to 12 months.

Restylane Kysse vs. JUVÉDERM Ultra: While both are renowned lip filler brands, Restylane Kysse offers a softer, more natural fullness. In contrast, JUVÉDERM Ultra is known for adding more pronounced volume and contouring. Learn more about lip fillers in this related blog post.

RADIESSE: Stimulates Collagen Production

Overview: While JUVÉDERM and Restylane products use a hyaluronic acid base, RADIESSE is formulated with calcium hydroxylapatite: calcium-based microspheres that stimulate collagen for long-term volume and contouring.

Uses: RADIESSE is commonly used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds, and can also be utilized to enhance volume in areas like the cheeks and jawline.

Longevity: RADIESSE typically lasts between 9 to 12 months.

Radiesse vs. JUVÉDERM: Because of its collagen-stimulating effect, RADIESSE is often the choice for significant volume loss and lasting results, whereas JUVÉDERM offers more flexibility for different facial areas.

Radiesse vs. Sculptra: RADIESSE offers immediate results and is superb for deeper lines, while Sculptra works gradually, making it ideal for a more subtle enhancement.

Sculptra Aesthetic: A More Gradual Transformation

Overview: Sculptra Aesthetic’s unique formula features poly-L-lactic acid. It’s a collagen-stimulating filler that gradually builds volume and contours over a period of about 6 weeks following treatment. Sculptra can be an excellent choice for those seeking a gradual transformation.

Uses: Suitable for deep wrinkles and adding volume to hollow cheeks and temples (among other uses), Sculptra offers natural-looking, lasting results.

Longevity: Sculptra can last up to 2 years or longer. To achieve the desired results, 2 to 3 treatments are often required.

BELOTERO BALANCE: The Gentle Approach

Overview: Known for integrating seamlessly into the skin, BELOTERO BALANCE is a gentle option for treating superficial lines.

Uses: Often used for areas around the eyes that are too delicate for other fillers, it blends smoothly, and provides a natural-looking appearance.

Longevity: BELOTERO BALANCE typically lasts around 6 months.

The Treatment Experience

At Rockmore Plastic Surgery, patient safety and comfort are paramount. You’ll be in the hands of experienced professionals who prioritize your well-being and satisfaction. Here’s a look at what you can anticipate during your dermal filler treatment.

  • The targeted area will be cleaned, and a numbing cream may be applied.
  • The selected dermal filler is carefully injected into the treatment area using a fine needle or cannula to achieve the desired effect. Many fillers contain lidocaine to ease discomfort.
  • The procedure typically lasts 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the areas to be treated.

No downtime is required. Many fillers offer immediate results, though some may take a few days to settle fully. A follow-up appointment may be scheduled to assess the results and make any necessary adjustments. The duration of results varies among filler brands, and periodic maintenance treatments will be needed to maintain your results.  

Request a Consultation

The path to a rejuvenated appearance begins with understanding your options and making informed decisions. Rockmore Plastic Surgery offers a suite of dermal fillers to align with your needs and aesthetic goals.

Are you ready to turn back the clock and enhance your natural beauty? If you’re interested in discussing your dermal filler options with one of our skilled, experienced providers, call our office at (518) 328-3330 or request a consultation.

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