Negative Short Term and Long Term Side Effects of Juvederm?
- Asked by Aviva1 in Santa Monica, CA
- 4 years ago
Juvederm and Restylane
Although both products are primarily made of hyaluronic acid, the hyaluronic acid of Juvederm is more heavily cross-linked so it may last somewhat longer. Juvederm also tends to absorb more water than Restylane and is a little less predictable for certain areas of the face, and for that reason, I prefer Restylane for the tear trough/lower eyelid area where the tissue has a tendency to swell. Overall, both products can give you a soft, natural volume correction.
Juvederm and Restylane are cousins but not sisters
However, they do react a little differently with the body. Restylane tends to be a little bit more firm. That can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on the area treated. Juvederm is a little softer and is less likely to form lumps. Overall you should decide, with your doctor, which is best for you.
In my experience, Restylane is better for the area around your eyes. On occasion,Juvederm can cause long term swelling under the eyes. This is much less common with Restylane.
Hope this helps.
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