Juvéderm and Restylane are among the most popular dermal fillers on the market. Both can address wrinkles, volume loss, fine lines, and signs of aging and can also be used as a lip filler. Determining which filler (Juvéderm vs Restylane) is right for you is somewhat subjective and largely depends on your aesthetic goals and how your body processes fillers. One factor people often consider is how long fillers last.
Both Juvéderm and Restylane typically last a long time, although Juvéderm does tend to last slightly longer on average. However, there are some steps you can take to possibly maximize the longevity of either facial filler.
Juvéderm Vs. Restylane: The Basics
Both Juvéderm and Restylane use the same active ingredient – hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a molecule found in living cells that helps your skin attract and retain moisture, restoring volume and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
HA is a naturally occurring substance, so both Juvéderm and Restylane carry very little risk for side effects or complications. Getting either dermal filler usually takes less than 30 minutes. Your practitioner will apply a topical numbing cream before administering injections. While you may need to stay out of the sun and avoid makeup and alcohol for a few days, you can resume most regular activities right away.
Which Lasts Longer: Juvéderm or Restylane?
Juvéderm lasts slightly longer than Restylane on average. Restylane lasts for about 10 months, while Juvéderm lasts about a year. However, both fillers do eventually require follow-up treatment and results can vary greatly from person-to-person. New products from both Juvéderm and Restylane have variable longevity. Voluma – by Juvéderm – can actually last two years or longer in some patients.
Are Juvederm And Restylane Safe?
Both Juvéderm and Restylane are very low-risk procedures, but in rare cases some patients
may experience side effects or complications. However, the majority of complications either resolve on their own or can be addressed with follow-up treatment.
Both Juvéderm and Restylane sometimes cause swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising for the first few days following treatment. These issues should pass on their own without treatment and you can manage discomfort with at-home remedies like over-the-counter painkillers and ice packs.
In very rare cases, both Juvéderm and Restylane can cause more severe complications, including:
- Tissue death (necrosis)
Follow-up treatment can usually successfully address these issues, so seek medical care if you notice any unusual symptoms. In very rare cases, some patients experience an allergic reaction. If you are allergic to one filler, you may not be allergic to the other.
How Can I Make Fillers Last Longer?
You cannot completely control how long dermal fillers last and a lot depends on how your body metabolizes them. However, there are a few steps you can take to possibly increase the longevity of fillers.
Wearing sunscreen is one of the best means not only to preserve fillers but to protect skin health overall. Dermatologists recommend sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day you are going to be outside. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can penetrate the skin.
A good skincare routine may help fillers last longer. Collagen and HA-containing creams used in conjunction with fillers can help you maintain results. Ask your practitioner for recommendations on which products would work for you specifically. Every patient’s needs are different.
A healthy lifestyle can impact every aspect of your body, including your skin. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables and a regular workout routine may maximize the longevity of your fillers. Junk food can contribute to inflammation, which speeds up the rate your body absorbs fillers.
While you may hear advice to avoid exercise or reduce your workout routine after receiving fillers, there is little evidence that working out impacts the longevity of fillers. If your practitioner advises you to refrain from exercise for a set period, follow these instructions. However, in the long-term, exercise can improve health – including skin health – so they actually help stave off the reasons you initially sought fillers such as fine lines and wrinkles.
The Bottom Line
Both Juvéderm and Restylane can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, volume loss, and other signs of aging. While Juvéderm lasts slightly longer than Restylane, everyone’s body is different. A consultation with a qualified practitioner can help you determine which filler would be best for your needs.
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