You’ve done your research. You know that injectable dermal fillers can help restore volume and smoothness to your skin and facial features. And you know that getting a dermal filler is a quick procedure with rapid results and little downtime. But which dermal filler is best for you? Which ones are the best lip fillers? Which one has the longest-lasting effects?
Knowing the differences between Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm, some of the more popular dermal fillers, will help you make a decision that gives your skin the rejuvenation you desire.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to erase wrinkles, plump facial features, and soften acne scars. Whether the fillers injected are naturally occurring substances (like hyaluronic acid) or synthetic, all are meant to be absorbed into the body, from months to years, depending on the filler and the person.
Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are all hyaluronic acid fillers. This means that their primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in your body that works to provide hydration, lubrication, and assistance in repairing damaged tissue. Due to its hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid can help your body maintain its collagen, the most common protein in your body that gives elasticity, strength, and regeneration to your skin cells. Hyaluronic acid works as a filler by the water in the acid plumping and smoothing areas where your skin has lost elasticity and tissue, as well as attracting more water to the treated areas.
Perlane (relabeled Restylane Lyft when lidocaine is added) is primarily used to smooth the wrinkles that stretch between the corners of your mouth and the sides of your nose (called your “nasolabial folds”). It can also help lift your cheeks, level out the fine lines around your mouth, and bring a youthful appearance back to your hands. Similar to Perlane, the family of Juvederm dermal fillers target your nasolabial folds, the wrinkles around your mouth and chin (perioral lines), and the lift of your cheeks. Juvederm lip augmentation is a feature that a few of the Juvederm products offer. Restylane offers a large variety of products which collectively target all of the areas that dermal fillers treat: lips, cheeks, hands, nasolabial folds, and general facial wrinkles.
The cost for dermal fillers can vary widely depending on the provider, the location of the dermatological practice, and the product. The total cost of your treatment will also depend on how many syringes you will need to use for the targeted areas. However, knowing some averages of costs will be helpful to you in selecting the best filler. The average cost for a syringe of Perlane is $1,000, with the range being between $350-$2100. While the cost of Juvederm varies depending on the area treated and the type of Juvederm used, a syringe of Juvederm averages $500-$700. One vial of Restylane dermal filler is around $275, but as more than one vial is frequently necessary, the total cost of treatment can be as high as $700.
Perlane results last the longest for your midface – up to 12 months. Treatment to your hands and nasolabial folds should remain effective for around 6 months. You can get your results to last up to 18 months with touch-up treatments. The effects of a Juvederm treatment are seen immediately and can last 1-2 years. Restylane also creates immediate effects and depending on the Restylane product used, can last from 6-18 months.
Clearly there are many factors to consider when deciding which hyaluronic acid filler to use. Get help in making your choice by contacting one of the highly-qualified dermatologists at Vanguard Dermatology in the greater New York City area. After an initial consultation, you can pursue the best dermal filler treatment for restoring your skin’s beauty and health.