For my patients in Denver, both JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® seem very similar, and this makes it hard to choose between the two. Although they are both dermal fillers that are hyaluronic acid-based, there are still some key differences between the two treatments that it’s good to keep in mind.
First, let’s talk about the similarities between JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®. For Denver locals who are interested in injectables, either can be a great option. Both of these dermal fillers are FDA-approved for temporary treatment of deeper wrinkles.* Both can also be used to add volume to some areas of the face, like plumping up the lips or adding freshness to hollow cheeks.* Both cost about the same, and both carry a very low risk of side effects or allergic reaction.*
Now, on to the differences between the two. Although Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® are very similar, there are some ways in which they’re less alike. JUVÉDERM® is more concentrated than Restylane®. This means that Restylane® is sometimes less effective than JUVÉDERM®, yet is considered safer for the same reason.* According to its label information, JUVÉDERM® claims to provide results lasting between nine and 12 months, while Restylane® lasts between six and nine months.* However, individual patient results will of course vary.
Making your Choice
Since the two are so close, it can be challenging to make a final decision. Remember that, particularly with injectables and dermal fillers, a key contributing factor to the success of your results is the practitioner you choose. Ultimately, the skill level of the hands in charge is the most important decision you’ll make.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.