What Is JUVÉDERM?
JUVÉDERM® is an FDA-approved dermal filler that is formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid, also known as HA. HA is a substance that naturally occurs in your body, and it helps keep your skin healthy by:
- Delivering essential nutrients
- Hydrating skin by maintaining moisture
- Softening skin
- Volumizing your skin
This is a non-surgical, minimally invasive method to reduce the appearance of unwanted lines and wrinkles by restoring lost volume to the skin. It can also be used to add volume to lips.
What Is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC injectable gel is for deep injection in the cheek area to correct age-related volume loss in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds) in adults over 21. JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gel is for injection into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines in adults over the age of 21.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid–based facial fillers used to smooth wrinkles. Different types of Restylane can be used for various needs, including:
- Lip enhancement
- Targeting lines around your mouth
- Adding volume to your cheeks
- Minimizing dark circles under your eyes
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the connective tissue of skin, so it’s most commonly used in aesthetic procedures. Almost anyone can get Restylane since the procedure is easily done and recovery is quick.
What is Sculptra?
Sculptra is an injectable dermal filler that has been around since 1999. It was first approved by the FDA in 2004 to treat lipoatrophy in people living with HIV. Lipoatrophy causes facial fat loss that results in sunken cheeks and deep folds and indentations on the face. In 2014, the FDA approved Sculptra Aesthetic for treating wrinkles and folds on the face to give a more youthful appearance. The main ingredient in Sculptra is poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It’s classified as a collagen stimulator that provides long-lasting, natural-looking results that can last up to two years. Sculptra is safe and effective but isn’t recommended for people with allergies to any of its ingredients or for those with medical conditions that cause irregular scarring.
- Some results can be seen after just one treatment, but full results take a few weeks.
- The average treatment regimen consists of three injections over the course of three or four months.
- Results can last up to two years.