One of the perks of living in the 21st century is that every skin problem can now be “fixed”. Aging is a part of our life that we have to accept and we have no control of. The good thing is that with the right type of skin care products and cosmetic procedures, women nowadays can age “gracefully” and look up to several years younger in just a single session. How? Read on and find out how Restylane can change your life.
Restylane Versus Juvéderm
Restylane and Juvéderm are both approved by the FDA and are known to be the most popular and easily accessible cosmetic injectables in almost all dermatology clinics. They both contain hyaluronic acid which can smooth out frown lines and give skin an overall plump appearance. The effect of both products has been reported to be dramatic and can be seen as soon as the first session.
What Are the Differences?
While both of them contain hyaluronic acid, Restylane has a firmer consistency and is said to be the preferred choice of doctors for problem areas such as the lips and deep lines that require more support. Restylane is made out of granular gel while Juvéderm has a smoother gel consistency. If we’re going to talk about the price, Restylane is slightly more affordable than Juvéderm. Restylane costs $450 to $600 per shot while Juvéderm costs more or less $500 to $750 per syringe.
How Long Will It Last?
Both Juvéderm and Restylane fillers last for an average of 6 months before being fully absorbed by the body. However, take into consideration that results will vary for every individual. Some patients have faster absorption rates compared to other patients.
What Results Should I Expect?
Patients who choose to have Juvéderm and Restylane can go back to their regular activities right after the procedure. Since there is no downtime, you can cover the injection site with makeup with no issues. You will see the effects of the procedure instantly. Fine lines, acne scars and deep folds will be less visible as soon as you’re done. The effects could last for 4 to 6 months. If you want results to last longer, you can opt for another shot after a month or two.
Who Are the Best Candidates for the Procedure?
Almost anyone can have dermal fillers injected into their skin. But if you are pregnant or someone who bruises easily, it is best to consult your physician or dermatologist first before going through the procedure. There are also a few things that you need to know and remember to avoid swelling and bruising after the procedure.
- Take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Excedrin or Advil a week before the procedure. If you need pain medication, it is safe to take Tylenol.
- Exercise (intense exercise) for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Try over the counter medication in cases of several swelling or bruising. Always contact your doctor before taking anything after the procedure.