When it comes to choosing the right lip filler, you might be a little confused due to the various brands and names available. While there are a few different FDA-approved lip filler brands, the two most commonly used are Juvederm and Restylane.
If you want to choose a safe, reliable lip filler, then either of these two will be a great choice. However, there are a few key differences that may help determine which one will be the right one for you.
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Restylane vs Juvederm
Both Restylane and Juvederm are lip fillers that use hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture while plumping your lips. As hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance, you don’t have to worry about introducing your body to something foreign that it won’t recognize.
As Restylane and Juvederm use hyaluronic acid instead of a chemical or foreign compound, the side effects tend to be fewer, and the recovery is smoother.
Restylane Silk and Juvederm Volbella are most often used on upper vertical lip lines and may also be used for lip augmentation. Restylane Kysse, Restylane Defyne, Juvederm XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus are used enhance the volume in the lips.
Both follow a similar procedure. A full lip filler treatment should take around 15-20 minutes for both Juvederm and Restylane products. With a small treatment area, this procedure can be done quickly, and you’ll be in and out of the clinic in no time.
Both Restylane and Juvederm results can be seen immediately, and take 2 weeks to settle into what your lips will look like for the duration of the products longevity. Lip filler will last anywhere from 6-12 months before you need to repeat the treatment.
Both Restylane and Juvederm products are priced on a per-syringe basis. The individual cost varies per syringe, you may need multiple treatments to achieve the results you want. Because of this, the cost of your procedure will vary depending on how many injections you receive.
Even though lip filler treatments require no downtime, you may experience some side effects. Because of this, it’s often recommended that you schedule the procedure on a Friday afternoon so that you have the weekend to recover.
Side effects for both Juvederm and Restylane products are similar: bruising, tenderness, swelling, and redness. Fortunately, these side effects are easy to prevent. For example, avoid alcohol and salty foods after the procedure, don’t expose your lips to extreme temperatures (such as cold ice packs), and avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours afterward. This will help reduce the risk of side effects and give your lip fillers time to settle in.
Lip filler treatments are not overly complex, but you must choose the right lip filler to achieve the desired results. If you have further questions, we are always ready and available to provide you with answers or offer advice before and after your treatment. Don’t hesitate to call us today to schedule an appointment or find out more about the right lip filler for you.
Brittany Lane White, a board-certified family nurse practitioner from Lakeland, Florida, holds a nursing degree from Florida State University. With six years of experience in medical and trauma/surgical ICU in Tampa, she pursued a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Tampa. Her passion for aesthetic medicine grew during her master’s training. In Los Angeles, she completed clinical and injection specialist training at a top 25 Allergan account. Brittany focuses on a natural approach to facial aesthetics, emphasizing confidence and refreshment, not an artificial appearance. Beyond work, she enjoys spinning, travel, reading, and beach weekends with her husband, Brian, and two children, Georgina (Georgie) and Westley.