Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?

Which Dermal Filler is Right for You? | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos

Which Dermal Filler is Right for You?

At Refined MD, we offer the best and safest options for injectable fillers including the Restylane family, Juvederm family, and Sculptra. Every type of dermal filler is designed to treat various parts of the face and body, and lasts a different amount of time. It’s not unusual to need a combination of fillers, even in the same area, to achieve natural-looking results that you love. However, if you’re new to dermal fillers it can be overwhelming when you realize how many options are out there. Let’s break down the basic differences.

All products made by Restylane and Juvederm use hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a type of acid that already occurs in the body. When it slowly dissolves, as all dermal fillers do, there’s virtually no chance of your body rejecting it. Sculptra is made of polylactic acid, which is made from sugar cane.

Dermal Fillers: Spoilt for Choice

Dermal fillers can be used to “fill in” areas of the face that have lines, wrinkles, creases, or simply lost volume due to age or weight loss. You can also use dermal fillers to enhance your assets, such as plumping up lips or even using them on the top of the hands to get rid of the “veiny” look that’s so common as we get older. If we take a look at Restylane and Juvederm first, how are they different if they are both made with HA?

Juvederm vs. Restylane

Both Juvederm and Restylane have their “classic” product. Juvederm was created to treat wrinkles and creases on the face that are moderate, achieving a smoother look. Although both of these products work relatively the same way, Juvederm can last for up to 12 months while Restylane lasts 6 – 9 months on average. This doesn’t make Juvederm “better,” but rather a better choice for those who are 100% sure that they want their moderate lines and wrinkles erased for a long time. If you’re unsure or new to fillers, then going with Restylane would be a better option as the results aren’t as long-lasting.

Juvederm Voluma vs. Restylane Lyft

Juvederm Voluma is an injectable filler designed for the mid-facial area, and you’ll see instant volume after your injection. Restylane Lyft also offers immediate results, but it’s been approved to treat various parts of the face like the marionette lines that so many people want gone. You can also use Restylane Lyft in the hands, neck, and even chest area. As an added bonus, Restylane Lyft has a built-in anesthetic and can help increase skin hydration.

Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft vs. Sculptra

If you’re looking for instant plumpness and volume rather than filling in lines and wrinkles, you’ve probably narrowed down your choices so far to Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft—but there’s a third option. Sculptra doesn’t immediately plump up areas, but rather works by making your body produce more collagen in a targeted area over time. Most clients require three Sculptra treatments and it can take up to six months to see results. However, you can also combine Sculptra with Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft to have your cake and eat it, too! Get instant volume with the HA products and make sure your body produces its own plumping collagen in the coming months to replace that HA as it dissolves.

Dermal Filler Picks

All dermal fillers are relatively non-invasive and there’s virtually no downtime. However, both Juvederm and Restylane are better suited to treat specific areas of the face or body. For those who are more interested in addressing overall volume loss, Sculptra might be a better fit. Sculptra is one of the most-recommended and effective alternatives to surgery available, giving you natural-looking results that utilize your own collagen.
Sculptra’s slow and steady approach is ideal for many clients. Their family and friends start to notice they look younger, healthier, and happier but can’t quite pinpoint what it is—that’s the magic of Sculptra. Still can’t decide which dermal filler is right for you? Call Refined MD for your complimentary consultation today at (408) 688-2082.



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