01 Oct Your Favorite Dermal Fillers are at Spectrum Dermatology
Dermal fillers are an immediate option to give you the volume you’ve lost over the years, or the volume you’ve always wanted. Spectrum Dermatology has all of the most popular, safest, and effective dermal fillers from the Juvederm and Restylane “family of fillers” as well as Revanesse Versa. Each type of filler is designed for a specific part of the face, and even for the tops of the hands. On average, dermal fillers last from 6 – 12 months and can be fully customized to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
Both Juvederm and Restylane are client favorites, and both manufacturers offer dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a type of acid that is synthesized naturally in the body. These two leading choices for dermal fillers are getting some fierce competition from Revanesse Versa, but let’s consider the differences and similarities between the first two manufacturers.
Which Dermal Filler is Better?
There is no singular dermal filler or manufacturer that is considered “best.” Juvederm and Restylane are both in-demand and proven makers of dermal fillers, but some clients simply prefer one over the other. There are also clients who might like Juvederm for their lips and Restylane for their cheeks. Both of these makers have Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and both source their HA from a bacteria synthesization and not animal extracts.
HA is a type of sugar molecule that is found throughout our bodies but is most prevalent in our skin. It attracts water, which is what helps our skin look youthful and radiant. We lose our natural HA as we age, but HA-based dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane temporarily restore it. Both dermal filler manufacturers offer options to treat the marionette lines, nasolabial folds, lips, brow, and frown lines.
Differences in Juvederm and Restylane
The primary difference between these two makers is the consistency of the product. Juvederm offers a smooth gel and Restylane is based on a granular gel. This allows Juvederm to easily diffuse into the treated areas whereas Restylane acts more like a cohesive “stickiness” that stays where it is injected. Again, this does not make one better than the other, but simply different.
Restylane is often used to build up volume while Juvederm is designed to spread out just a little bit. This means that Restylane needs to be professionally smoothed by experts during the injection process to avoid any lumps or bumps, which is a reminder of how important it is to only trust experts with your dermal filler treatment. There are also general differences in how long each product lasts. Juvederm has 35 percent more HA that’s cross-linked compared to Restylane, and some clients have found it to last longer because of this. Juvederm Voluma is the company’s strongest and thickest gel, making it perfect for deep injections meant to lift and boost. Juvederm Volbella is the thinnest and best for spreading, ideal for fine lines, under the eyes, and filling lips.
Discover Revanesse Versa
Revanesse Versa is a relative newcomer to the dermal filler world, but over 3 million syringes have already been sold in the past eight years. It is also made with HA and can treat moderate or severe facial folds and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds. Versa uses a proprietary approach to manufacturing to create a product that is completely uniform in its particles. On average, Versa lasts for up to 12 months, making it one of the longest-lasting HA fillers on the market.
One Versa clinical trial found that swelling was much lower with Versa compared to other products, though bear in mind that swelling is temporary and every person reacts differently. The spherical and uniform shape of the particles in Versa can offer a very organic look to the results, which is why some clients prefer it. However, it is also the skill of the person injecting the dermal filler that makes a real difference. Choosing the right dermal filler (or fillers) as well as a highly-skilled expert is the key to results that are natural, gorgeous, and long-lasting.