Most women – at least the women who visit our practice – want to look and feel their best. And sometimes they need a little help from science to achieve that. Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular for the non-invasive cosmetic enhancement of our skin. There are many options to choose from, but we’ll focus on three of the most popular – Restylane, Juvéderm, and Sculptra – and explore their differences.

The Skinny on Restylane

Restylane is a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in our skin that gives it the ability to retain moisture and stay plump. Restylane can be used to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, add volume to the cheeks and lips, and even reduce the appearance of under-eye circles. It’s a great option for those looking for subtle, natural-looking results. The effects of Restylane can last anywhere from six months to a year.

Enter Juvéderm

Juvéderm is also a hyaluronic acid-based filler. However, Juvéderm uses a different type of technology, allowing it to create a smoother and more even result. Juvéderm is great for adding volume to the lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the mouth), as well as smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. The effects of Juvéderm can last up to a year.

A Different Kind of Filler

Sculptra is a little different from Restylane and Juvéderm. It’s not a hyaluronic acid-based filler but instead uses poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, increasing volume and firmness. Sculptra is great for those looking for a longer-lasting result, as the effects can last up to two years.

How to Choose

So, which one should you choose? It depends on your individual goals and preferences. If you’re looking for subtle enhancement and a natural look, Restylane may be the way to go. If you want a more dramatic result or have deeper wrinkles, Juvéderm might be the better option. And if you want longer-lasting results and the stimulation of collagen production, Sculptra may be the winner.

Get an Expert’s Opinion

If you’re thinking about Restylane, Juvéderm, or Sculptra, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Wetherington, who is highly experienced in all three dermal fillers, and discover the benefits that each filler can offer for your unique needs.

Ultimately, the decision to enhance your appearance is a personal one. And choosing the right filler is just as personal. Whatever option you choose, make sure it aligns with your goals and makes you feel confident and beautiful.