19 Dec Fill ‘er Up! Sculptra vs. Voluma vs. Restylane
Dermal fillers are a fantastic option to replace lost volume, customize facial features, and restore a youthful appearance. Spectrum Dermatology offers a wide variety of fillers, but which is the right choice for you? Let’s take a look at three top contenders: Sculptra, Voluma, and Restylane.
Sculptra uses poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to restore volume lost to weight loss, aging, or illness. PLLA is a synthetic material that kickstarts collagen production. Sculptra is recommended for deep lines and folds. Results can last for up to two years, but it’s usually recommended that clients get one injection per year for maximal results. Bear in mind that it can take up to 90 days before full results show. This is because Sculptra works by igniting your body’s own natural volume-filler.
Voluma is a favorite for those wanting immediate results. It’s a hyaluronic gel that is injected deep beneath the skin and is recommended for cheek contouring and the jawline. Voluma can be used in areas that have lost volume for any reason. It’s part of the Allergan family (the same company that makes Botox). As the only FDA approved facial filler using hyaluronic acid, it can be a game changer. It lasts up to two years.
Restylane is an entire line of fillers that utilize hyaluronic acid. Depending on the treatment, you can treat fine or deep lines, plump up cheeks or lips, and even reduce dark circles under the eyes. Like Voluma, results are immediate and can last two years or longer. The significant difference between Restylane and Voluma is merely the number of options available. If you’re interested in immediate results from a hyaluronic acid treatment, either Voluma or Restylane might be best for you depending on your goals.