Comparing Juvederm with other procedures
Beyond Juvederm, there are many options nowadays for men and women looking for a dermal filler treatment for lines, wrinkles and other parts of their faces. Here we take a look and compare a few of the more popular ones such as Restylane and Botox. Hopefully from this information, it can help you decide the right dermal filler for you. In New York City, you can also schedule your consultation with Dr. Michele Green, who is a board certified dermatologist that specializes in Juvederm treatments and has injected thousands of patients over the years.
Juvederm vs. Restylane
Regular Juvederm is designed to be used for moderate wrinkles and creases in the face, and is often used for how it creates a smooth complexion over time. Juvederm’s new product, Juvederm Voluma is fabulous for injecting the mid-face area and producing instant volume. Juvederm also has longer lasting results (up to one year) than Restylane (usually 6 to 9 months) on average, but this can differ case by case. Overall procedures are similar in many ways though and can be done within one appointment.
Juvederm vs. Radiesse
Radiesse is also similar in many ways, as it is hyaluronic acid based, but with additional hydroxyl apatite – which in turn makes it more volume based. Radiesse can also cost more, and last longer, up to 18 months in some cases. However with Radiesse, this should not be injected anywhere near the eyes or lips. Radiesse is used more often as a cheek lift option.
Juvederm Voluma vs. Restylane Lyft
Restylane Lyft is the newest competitor to Voluma, and can be used in other areas of the face such as the marionette lines, providing an instant lift. It can also be used in the cheeks, hands, neck and décolletage. Restylane Lyft includes a Lidocaine anesthetic, and is often used in order to improve skin hydration. Similar to Juvederm Voluma, it uses Hyaluronic Acid and is ideal for lifting and augmenting the cheeks.
Juvederm Voluma vs. Sculptra
Sculptra and Juvederm Voluma are two different types of filler. Sculptra is an injection that helps your face produce its own collagen over time, in order to recover any lost volume. Juvederm Voluma is a newer product that is based on a natural hyaluronic acid gel. This procedures often is used for the cheeks in order to provide more volume. Voluma can provide more of an immediate result, while Sculptra works over a period of time, with typically 3 treatments, and takes a few months before the effects can be seen. Many procedures may use a combination of these two procedures, so it is worth discussing in detail beforehand with Dr. Green in order to know which options work best for you.
Juvederm vs Botox
Another non-surgical procedure for removing and reducing wrinkles is Botox. However, unlike the previous two comparisons, Botox works in a different way. Instead of “filling” wrinkles, it relaxes muscle movement that may cause wrinkles – and therefore works best in the forehead and around the eyes. Juvederm is more volume based and usually injected into the temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, chin and lips. As a result, these are very different procedures, and a doctor should be consulted to discuss what would work ideally for your situation.
Overall there are three types of Juvederm
– Juvederm Voluma XC, an injectable gel for cheek areas and volume loss due to aging
– Juvederm XC, used for wrinkles and folds such as nasolabial folds (smile lines)
– Juvederm Ultra XC, which is used for lip enhancement
All three types of Juvederm are available here at Dr. Green’s office. Dr. Green is board certified and experienced in Juvederm procedures. Contact us and make an appointment for Juvederm in NYC today or call 212 535 3088.