When it comes to achieving a more youthful and vibrant appearance, dermal fillers are a popular choice, and for good reason. With a variety of options on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your specific needs.
Fortunately, you won’t have to take on any guesswork when you choose Westport MediSpa in Westport, Connecticut. Cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Dana Brownell, takes the guesswork out of choosing the right dermal filler.
Starting with your initial consultation, Dr. Brownell takes great care in evaluating each patient’s baseline skin health and discussing your skin concerns before recommending the most appropriate treatment regimen to accomplish your goals.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at two of the most popular dermal fillers: Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
Dermal fillers 101
Before we dive into the differences between Juvéderm and Restylane, it's important to have a basic understanding of dermal fillers. These injectable substances add volume and fullness to areas of the face that have lost volume over time.
Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the body and helps to keep the skin plump and hydrated. When strategically injected into the skin, dermal fillers can help to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, restore volume to the face, and enhance features like the lips and cheeks.
Juvéderm: A versatile filler for all areas of the face
Juvéderm is known for its versatility and long-lasting results. It’s made of a smooth gel that contains hyaluronic acid, which allows it to seamlessly integrate with the skin and create a natural-looking result.
One of the main benefits of Juvéderm is that it can be used in many different areas of the face. It’s commonly used to add volume to the cheeks, smooth out nasolabial folds, and enhance the lips. Juvéderm can also be used to contour the jawline, create a more defined chin, and address under-eye hollows.
Juvéderm is available in several different formulations, each of which is designed to target specific concerns. For example, Juvéderm Voluma XC is specifically designed to add volume to the cheeks, while Juvéderm Ultra XC is designed for lip augmentation.
Restylane: A popular choice for lip enhancement
Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based filler known for its ability to enhance the lips. Restylane can help to add volume to the lips, define the lip border, and smooth out vertical lip lines.
The different formulations of Restylane allow for targeted treatment of specific areas of the face. For example, Restylane Silk is specifically designed for lip enhancement, while Restylane Refyne is ideal for addressing mild to moderate facial wrinkles and folds.
Choosing the right filler for your needs
When choosing between Juvéderm and Restylane, there are several factors to discuss with Dr. Brownell. Consider which area of your face you want to enhance or add volume to. If you're interested in enhancing your lips, Restylane Silk may be the best choice. If you're looking to add volume to your cheeks, Restylane Lyft may be more appropriate.
Think about the severity of your fine lines, wrinkles, or lost volume. If you have moderate to severe concerns, Juvéderm may be the best choice, as it is specifically designed for deeper wrinkles and folds.
Your skin type can also play a role in which filler is best for you. For example, Restylane is often recommended for those with thinner skin, while Juvéderm may be a better choice for those with thicker skin.
Finally, consider what you want to achieve with the dermal filler. Are you looking for subtle enhancement or a more dramatic result? Restylane may be a better choice for those looking for a subtle enhancement, while Juvéderm can provide more dramatic results.
You’re in capable hands
Ultimately, the best way to determine which dermal filler is right for you is to consult with an expert like Dr. Brownell. During your consultation, Dr. Brownell can recommend the best filler for your needs and explain which filler may be best for your specific concerns.
By understanding the different dermal fillers and working with Dr. Brownell, you can achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire. To discover the skin enhancing benefits of dermal fillers, book your initial consultation today by calling our office or requesting an appointment online.