La Vie MedSpa
What’s the difference between Juvederm and Restylane?
Juvederm and Restylane have several similarities at first glance. Both products are injectable dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid to provide volume to parts of the face where skin has started drooping and wrinkles are forming as the result of aging. The hyaluronic acid, when injected into the skin, can eliminate wrinkles and lift the skin, giving the patient a youthful look, and uplifted skin. Juvederm and Restylane can be used on similar areas of the face for treatment and correction of symptoms brought on by aging. They are both virtually pain-free, non-surgical and have no post-treatment downtime. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in our bodies, so the chances of either treatment causing an allergic reaction is very slim. There are differences between the two treatments, with the biggest one being the texture. Juvederm has a smoother texture which makes it better for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles that occur in tight facial areas. Restylane has a granular texture and is a more cohesive formula. This formula is better for treating sunken facial areas by adding volume. The injector is also able to create better shapes and contours as Restylane is moldable once injected. Both brands make several different formulas aimed at treating different areas of the face with Juvederm having a formula that is FDA-approved for enhancing cheek volume and Restylane having an FDA-approved formula for adding volume to the lips. They both have quick results, with Juvederm’s results happening almost immediately and Restylane’s taking about a day.
Is Juvederm or Restylane better?
As Juvederm and Restylane are very similar, it is hard to say that one is better than the other. Each person’s individual needs are unique and so what may be better for on patient may not be the best choice for another patient. Your practitioner will be able to walk you through the benefits of both options and help you to decide which option will be better for your individual situation. They are both temporary solutions, requiring additional treatments anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on the filler, the area being treated and your body’s own response to the injectable filler, so you always have the option of trying them both to see which one you like better. Both brands have a number of different formulas that are designed to treat different areas of the face such as the eyes, cheeks, lips and around the nose. Each formula will also work differently as if is intended to target specific wrinkles or trouble spots, so your injector could even recommend a combination of the two fillers to achieve the desired results. From a cost perspective, Juvederm and Restylane are comparative in costs so patients can expect to pay similar amounts. Each person’s cost is going to be different depending on the amount of filler needed for treatment, so if cost is a deciding factor, you can get both quoted out and compare.
When do you have to come back for touch-ups?
Juvederm and Restylane are both temporary solutions to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by plumping up the skin using a hyaluronic acid injectable filler. Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in our bodies and as a result, the filler will break down over time, just like the hyaluronic acid we produce. This means that the filler results are only temporary and additional maintenance treatments will be needed to keep up the results over the long-term. Treatment for both Juvederm and Restylane can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months depending on several factors. Many people find touch ups are needed around the one-year mark. Factors that can affect the time between treatments include your age, the progression of your skin’s aging, how quickly your body breaks down the hyaluronic acid and the area being treated.
If you are looking for a medspa near you to address wrinkles and aging skin, La Vie medspa is the right option for you. Book your appointment now or call us for more details. We are conveniently located at 2967 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570. We serve clients from Opelousas and surrounding areas of Eunice LA, Lafayette LA, Crowley LA, New Iberia LA, Jennings LA & Baker LA.