Choosing Between the Top Fillers? Restylane vs. Juvederm

Restylane You want the most natural-looking results when using fillers, but are you finding it hard to decide? Let’s compare the top fillers, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®, to determine how they stack up. It’s important to remember that what might work for you might not work for someone else, so there’s no “better” filler.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal facial fillers include hyaluronic acid, collagen, calcium hydroxylapatite, and poly-L-lactic acid formulations. Fillers are injected into the skin, adding volume, smoothing out wrinkles, and enhancing the contours around the face.

Hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally in the skin, is particularly prized for retaining moisture. These popular HA fillers, like Restylane and JUVÉDERM, may differ slightly in consistency and formulation. Some HA fillers are thicker, making them more suitable for deeper wrinkles, while others may be best for addressing finer lines.

Comparing Restylane and Alternatives


Boasting long-lasting results, some Restylane products keep delivering effective results for up to 18 months. Various Restylane products target specific areas, such as Restylane Lyft to volumize cheeks and Restylane Silk, which creates supple lip enhancements.

Restylane, on the more expensive side of the spectrum, is a popular choice for patients, given its positive safety record. Side effects include brief swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort in the treated area.


JUVÉDERM is specifically effective when treating fine lines and wrinkles. Like Restylane, JUVÉDERMoffers a number of products that target individual areas, like JUVÉDERM Voluma for treating deep lines and JUVÉDERM Ultra for lip augmentation.

JUVÉDERM may be slightly less expensive than Restylane and offers longer results compared to some Restylane formulations. Like Restylane, JUVÉDERM is somewhat more expensive than the alternatives.

How To Choose

When choosing a filler, patients should consider their unique goals and areas they want to improve. Are you most interested in smoothing out wrinkles or addressing volume loss? Skin types, facial features, budget, and length of results should all play a role in deciding between Restylane and JUVÉDERM.

Given all the nuances, having a qualified physician’s guidance and support is essential to achieving the best results for your specific goals. At Smooth Solutions Medical Spa, Dr. Jack Bertolino and his team are ready to guide you toward rejuvenation!

Please schedule a consultation with our Williamsville, NY office today by calling 716-633-6100 or completing our online form. We’ll help you design the most effective treatment for your needs and budget.

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