Both Restylane and Juvéderm are excellent products that deliver superior anti-aging results. Two of the biggest names in dermal fillers, these products have risen dramatically in popularity in recent years as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic procedures. Available at the office of Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher in Hackensack, NJ, an injectable dermal filler can take years of your appearance. Let’s discuss some of the differences between these two amazing brands.
Choosing the Right Dermal Filler for You
Restylane and Juvéderm are hyaluronic acid fillers designed to plump up fine lines and wrinkles, and to add volume back into sagging areas of the face. They can also be used to enhance and sculpt the lips, cheeks, and chin. Both products will give excellent results, but there are some key differences between the two brands.
The Differences Between Restylane and Juvéderm
These two products have somewhat different consistencies – Juvéderm is a smooth gel while other formulations can be more granular. This does not make one product better than the other, it just means that one might be more suitable depending on the particular result you are looking to achieve.
Another difference between these two products is how long they will last before being gradually reabsorbed by the body. Juvéderm contains 35% more cross-linked hyaluronic acid, which some say gives it more “staying power.” However, absorption rates can vary widely from person to person, regardless of the type of filler they choose.
Which Filler Is Better Overall?
There is no simple answer to this question because each product shows incredible results in a wide range of cosmetic applications. There are also several products manufactured under each brand which can be used to tailor very specific results for the patient.
While we will of course determine the ideal filler for you during your consultation, as a general rule, we tend to use Juvéderm products on areas of the face where the skin is thicker, such as the lips and cheeks, while Restylane works very well on more sensitive areas, such as around the eyes. Certain formulations of each product line have been tailored for use in other parts of the body, such as the hands.
How Safe Are Dermal Fillers?
Both brands are approved by the FDA and have an excellent safety track record as cosmetic injectables. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring molecule that is already found in the body, particularly in the skin, so it’s important to recognize that you are not injecting a foreign chemical into your system. Even as these products dissolve over time they have absolutely no ill-effects on the body.
While side effects from filler use are unlikely, it is strongly recommended that you only have these treatments performed in the office of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, injectable fillers are now widely available at spas and specialty clinics. If you wish to guarantee a positive outcome, having any cosmetic work done under the supervision of a licenced physician is key.
Working with the Best Cosmetic Surgery Team in New Jersey
Ultimately, it is up to your doctor to decide which product will get you the ideal results you are looking for. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will be able to look at your face and determine which dermal filler is best for you, and which precise placement will create the balance and rejuvenating effect that these products are designed to achieve. Often, a combination of products will be required to achieve perfect results.
The reason that people come to our clinic from all over the state of New Jersey and beyond is because we have an excellent reputation for giving our patients the results they are looking for. Working with dermal fillers is truly an art that requires a keen eye and steady hand, as well as an innate understanding of the aesthetics of the human face.
What To Expect During Your Consultation
Fillers are certainly not a one-size-fits-all beauty solution, which is why Dr. Rauscher customizes all of his patients’ treatment plans according to their individual needs, medical histories, and aesthetic goals. Your consultation at our state-of-the-art clinic in Hackensack, NJ will give us a chance to get to know you and your beauty goals, and is also a good opportunity for you to ask us any questions you might have.
What To Expect During Your Treatment
When you arrive for your appointment, every step will be taken to ensure your comfort. The injection of a dermal filler is painless so there is really nothing to be nervous about. A topical numbing cream will be applied so you will not feel anything at all as the injections take place.
While this is a relatively quick treatment, we will want to take our time to ensure perfect filler placement. Most appointments take about half an hour, but this can vary widely depending on how many areas you wish to treat. You will see results immediately, and these should last up to 18 months.
Learn More About our Dermal Filler Options
Contact us today at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D in Hackensack, NJ to find out which dermal filler or other rejuvenating treatment would be best for you. We would be pleased to schedule a complimentary consultation with you to discuss your beauty and anti-aging goals.