What Is the Difference Between Juvederm and Restylane?

When it comes to choosing the right filler for your anti-aging needs, it may seem as though there is a world of options out there.  You’re definitely not wrong – major pharmaceutical companies are continually committed to developing and releasing new fillers designed to minimize the appearance of stubborn wrinkles. As a result, two major fillers have emerged as leaders in the anti-aging injectables field: Juvederm and Restylane.

The only question is, what are the differences between Juvederm and Restylane?

At first glance, there aren’t that many differences between the two.  Both Juvederm and Restylane are dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound that increases the skin’s moisture retention and kick-starts collagen production.  Over time and with regular treatments, both dermal fillers can improve the look and feel of skin with the following benefits:

  • Smoother skin
  • Better moisture retention
  • Minimization of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Minimization of deep nasolabial folds


One of the main differences between the two dermal fillers is in the thickness of the hyaluronic acid gels.  When the product is injected into the treatment area, the gel acts as scaffolding to add instant volume.  Restylane has a slightly thicker consistency than Juvederm; however, both dermal fillers have been shown to be effective at treating folds and lines around the nose and mouth.

Another key difference between Juvederm and Restylane can be found in how long the fillers last for.  Clinical trials have shown that Restylane can last upwards of 12 months in some patients, making it one of the longest-lasting fillers on the market.  Clinical trials for Juvederm have shown that it can last 6-9 months.

Ultimately, the key factor in making your decision should be the qualifications of the person injecting the filler.  Be sure to choose a board certified plastic surgeon for your treatment, as they can better understand how to achieve the most natural results possible.

Juvederm and Restylane fillers are now available at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA.  Schedule your consultation with board certified plastic surgeons, specializing in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the face and body, Dr. Alex Liu & Dr. Eric S Ahn by calling 310.791.2233

By |July 14th, 2017|
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