Deciding Between Restylane and Juvederm for Lip Injections

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Once you’ve made up your mind to undergo lip injections, you may be wondering which type of filler is best-suited to your specific needs and goals.

Juvederm and Restylane are two of the most popular and requested dermal fillers for natural-looking lip enhancement. Both are FDA-approved, made of a hyaluronic acid gel, and can be fully or partially dissolved.

If you are deciding between Restylane and Juvederm for your lips, continue reading to learn all about each injectable and how to choose the filler that is right for you.

What is Restylane for Lips?

Restylane is an FDA-approved dermal filler designed to plump and hydrate skin. It is manufactured by Galderma and often used to add volume and fullness to lips.

Restylane Silk is another hyaluronic acid filler that is ideal for subtle lip enhancement and smoothing vertical lip lines. It is well-known for its ability to produce silky, soft, and natural-looking results.

What is Juvederm for Lips?

Like Restylane, Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid filler that attracts water and volumizes soft tissue.

Juvederm Ultra XC is specially-engineered to add volume and improve lip size, shape, and definition. It offers an extremely smooth application, that avoids unwanted bumps and irregularities.

Juvederm Volbella XC is another lip filler to consider and is well-suited to patients who want to add slight volume to lips and diminish smoker’s lines.

Deciding Between Restylane and Juvederm for Lip Injections

When it comes to deciding between Restylane and Juvederm for lip injections, there are several factors to consider.

To start, it is important to determine your goals and clearly articulate them to your provider.

A skilled and experienced injector will be able to assess your concerns and recommend which Juvederm or Restylane filler is the best fit. While this determination sometimes comes down to provider preference and comfort with a particular product, you should seek an injector who is well-versed in both Juvederm and Restylane fillers.

Onset and longevity are two other areas where Juvederm and Restylane vary slightly.

Juvederm typically produces immediate results that can last up to 12 months. It can take several days to see Restylane’s full effects, which usually last up to 10 months.

Since both products produce temporary plumping and smoothing, patients will need to undergo additional injections to maintain treatment benefits.

“Different fillers have different feels and effects.  It is always best to let your doctor know what kind of look you are hoping to achieve so that she may choose the right filler and injection technique for you.” – Dr. Nicole Hayre

Request a Consult for Lip Injections

If you’re considering lip injections in Northern Virginia and you would like help deciding between Restylane and Juvederm, please contact our office today to request a comprehensive consultation with our expert injector, Dr. Nicole Hayre.