To start, there are several similarities between Juvederm and Restylane. They are both safe injectable filler products and the costs are fairly comparable. They have a base component of hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the skin matrix. This severely decreases the likelihood of allergic reactions meaning treatment can happen on the same day as the initial consultation. Other collagen-based products require allergy testing before treatment can proceed. The composition lends to relatively thin formulas that smooth out target areas well.
Restylane effects will last from six to nine months, while its counterpart lasts from six months to one year. Both treat a full gambit of facial problems such as acne scaring, hallows under the eye, low definition, low volume in the upper check or naso-labial region and lip enhancement. The side effects for either include redness or swelling. If there is bruising, it is usually fairly light. Everything typically clears up within seven days. There are rare cases of nerve damage.
On the microscopic level, Juvederm is smoother and has a higher comparative level of hyaluronic acid than Restylane. The procedure necessitates the use of a complete syringe with 1 to 1.1 cc of product. Restylane does not settle as well as its counterpart and it does not last as long. This means more doctor visits and more upkeep. This translates to greater financial burden and a substantial time commitment.