Restylane vs Juvederm vs Perlane: Comparing Top Dermal Fillers
Signs of aging can have us looking for anything and everything to turn back time, but you needn’t look very far. Sagging skin in the face, frown lines, and too many wrinkles are the perfect combination for the use of dermal fillers. A dermatologist at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can help guide you to the correct dermal filler based on your needs and wants.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, the facial muscles work closer to the skin’s surface. The result? Smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. Sun exposure and heredity may also cause loss of facial volume, smile lines, and crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers can be used to plump lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial wrinkles, improve acne scars, and/or remove the shadow of the lower lids. Dermal filler options include Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane. Each of these products have different benefits and results based on what outcome you are looking for.
Restylane is an FDA-approved clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is formulated to act as your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid. It can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth. It may also be used for lip enhancement.
Juvederm is frequently used to treat cheeks, lines, and lips. It comes in multiple varieties.
Juvederm Voluma XC can be used to add volume to cheeks which may appear flattened or feature sagging skin. The effects can last for up to two years.
If your goal is to improve lines and wrinkles in the face, Juvederm Vollure XC can be injected directly into your facial wrinkles. It’s designed to smooth lines and soften wrinkles in the face by adding volume for up to 18 months.
If you are interested in fuller lips or correcting lip lines, Juvederm Volbella can help. This injectable gel is injected into the lips for augmentation or around the lips to help with the correction of lipstick lines. Results can last up to one year.
Perlane (Restylane Lyft)
Formerly Perlane, Restylane Lyft is the first and only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler approved to treat your face and hands. As natural fat begins to deteriorate, Restylane Lyft helps provide natural-looking volume in both your cheeks and hands for a smoother, fuller appearance. When injected into the back of hands, results can provide volume for up to six months. When injected into the face, results can last up to one year.
If you are ready to reverse the signs of aging, a dermatologist at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can help start the process. If you live in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas, complete this form to make an appointment and find out which dermal filler is the best fit for you. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about dermal fillers or other treatments to reverse the signs of aging.