Choosing a Dermal Filler: Collagen, Juvederm, or Restylane?

Close up of hands of cosmetologist making botox injection in female lips. She is holding syringe. The young beautiful woman is receiving procedure with enjoymentBefore, fillers such as collagen were the number one choice for plumping up wrinkles and fine lines. These days, dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane could put back ample volume to your face, plump up the skin under your eyes and cheeks, reduce crow’s feet and smile lines, as well as provide more volume to your lips.

However, with so many fillers available today, how can you choose among collagen, Restylane, or Juvederm in Utah? Below are some important things to know about the most sought-after fillers.

Collagen Fillers

First off, collagen comes from cow skin and is highly capable of treating wrinkles, fine lines, and some scars. Collagen fillers have been used since the 80s, but are now being overshadowed by Botox and other dermal fillers. While it is the most affordable type of dermal filler, it also comes with a high risk of allergic reaction and the results only last about six months. Be sure to undergo skin testing prior to treatment to learn if this type of filler is right and safe for you.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Restylane and Juvederm are two of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid on the skin and is effective at plumping up the under eye and eyelids, as well as lifting saggy skin folds around the nose and mouth. You could see improvements in a couple of minutes to an hour and results last up to one year.

The risk of allergic reaction is also rare because the acid naturally occurs in the body. But these are more expensive and could cause tolerable and temporary bruising, swelling, tenderness, and redness at the injection site. Infection or allergic reaction won’t be an issue if trained doctors and healthcare professionals inject the dermal filler, regardless if its collagen, Restylane, or Juvederm. This means you need to find a reputable cosmetic surgeon who has ample experience in administering dermal fillers.

When looking for a doctor, don’t be hesitant to ask questions. This way, you’ll be confident that you will get the most suitable dermal filler for your needs, get the results you’re looking for, and won’t end up with a botched dermal filler job.