Comparing Juvéderm and Restylane: Is One Dermal Filler Better?
Juvederm (also known as Restylane) is a type of plastic filler used to fill in the empty spaces between your natural lip folds. It’s been around since the 1950s, but it really took off in popularity after its use was made mandatory by law in many countries starting with France in 1994.
The main benefit of using Juvéderm is that it does not require any surgery and doesn’t leave a scar. However, there are some downsides to using it such as the fact that it may cause dryness if applied too often. Also, because of its porous nature, it can be easily removed during future procedures.
On the other hand, Restylane comes in two forms: liquid and powder form. Liquid Restylane is usually used when you want to create a lighter shade of pink, while powder Restylane is used for darker shades. Both types have their pros and cons.
When choosing which one to use, it’s important to consider how much time you’re willing to spend applying each product. Liquid Restylane, for instance, can be molded and set in place within a few minutes. Meanwhile, it takes as much as a week for the effects of powder Restylane to kick in. In any case, both types of Restylane will last longer than the effects of Juvéderm.
So if you’re looking for a natural lip-filler that lasts a long time, restylane is probably the best choice for you. But if you’re willing to put up with some of the downsides that come with Juvéderm (such as dryness and scarring), then it may be a better option for you.
Either way, make sure to do your research before getting any procedure done so that you’ll know exactly what to expect when going into it.
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