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Pros and Cons of Juvéderm, Restylane and RHA Fillers

Are you considering injectable or dermal fillers to help enhance your appearance? You’re not alone. Access to the best non-surgical treatments has drastically changed, making it possible for many women and men alike to improve their looks through cosmetic enhancements such as fillers. In this blog, we’re discussing the pros and cons of the popular injectable fillers Juvéderm, Restylane, and RHA.

What Are Fillers?

If you’re looking to smooth out your wrinkles, plump up your lips, or accentuate a specific area of your face, dermal fillers are often a great solution. Fillers are synthetic or naturally occurring substances that are injected non-surgically into the skin to revitalize the chosen area. Fillers work by restoring volume to different areas of the face that might have been lost over time due to things like aging and sun exposure.

Once you’ve made the decision to commit to fillers, the next question is where to start. Here are the pros and cons of Juvéderm, Restylane and RHA Fillers.

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Pros and Cons of Juvéderm:

Juvéderm is a hyaluronic acid-based filler, which is meant to restore and refill naturally occurring hyaluronic acid to areas where it has been depleted. It is also one of the more popular dermal filler options as it has been around the longest. Juvéderm offers a collection of five different products to address specific needs. Juvéderm Volbella XC and Juvéderm Ultra XC are used to treat lips, Juvéderm Voluma XC can lift and contour cheeks as well as shape chin, and Juvéderm Vollure XC and Juvéderm Ultra Plus XC both smooth lines.

Juvéderm uses a propriety technology called Vycross® which cross links hyaluronic acid molecules to create a smooth filler. A small amount of lidocaine is also contained in all Vycross® fillers, which helps to minimize any injection-site pain.

The cost of Juvéderm treatments is based on the specific product that is used for the treatment. 

Juvéderm Pros:

  • Available in several different formulations to address your specific areas of concern
  • No downtime or recovery
  • Immediate, long-lasting results
  • No surgery required
  • Can be dissolved with hyaluronidase if necessary

Juvéderm Cons:

  • Bruising and swelling 
  • Results are not permanent 

Pros and Cons of Restylane:

Restylane is a clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally produced hyaluronic acid when injected in the skin. This allows it to play an important role in supporting your natural structure and suppleness. Restylane products are versatile, ranging from smoothing away facial wrinkles to lip enhancement, to addressing volume loss in the back of the hands. 

The cost of Restylane is based upon the product recommended for you during your consultation. 

Restylane Pros:

  • Non-surgical, anti-aging solution
  • Immediate results
  • Can be used to treat several areas from lips to laugh lines to cheeks and hands 
  • No downtime or recovery

Restylane Cons: 

  • Bruising and Swelling 
  • Discomfort during the treatment and shortly after

Pros and Cons of RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid fillers):

RHA fillers are a collection of hyaluronic acid fillers made by Revance that are designed to adapt to your natural facial movements. These fillers work with your muscles, not against them, which makes it possible to smooth dynamic facial wrinkles and brings a higher level of comfort overall.

The cost of treatments from the RHA depends on the number of syringes required. During your consultation, we will give you an estimate of how many syringes of each type of filler will be required for the desired results. However, it is impossible to always accurately predict the number of syringes needed. If you need more syringes than predicted, our team will be certain to discuss this with you before using more syringes than the number agreed to. 

RHA Pros:

  • Long-lasting results (longer than comparable dermal filler treatments lasting around 15 months)
  • Adapts to your natural expressiveness
  • Results are immediate
  • No downtime or recovery

RHA Cons:

  • Bruising and swelling – Swelling after is more subtle than other fillers
  • Finding a provider – It can take time to find a reliable provider for RHA since this option is not as readily available as other HA fillers
  • Discomfort during the treatment and shortly after
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We know that when it comes to choosing the right filler for you, there is a lot to consider. If you’re certain about getting fillers, but still on the fence about which option would be best for you, our team at Texas Dermatologywould love to help you narrow it down! Texas Dermatology also offers financing for qualified patients through CareCredit®, and you can apply before your consultation.

Contact us today at (210) 829-5180 to schedule an appointment, or click here to submit a request online. 


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