These two fillers have many similar qualities, but I prefer Juvederm for the lips because of its softness, or Beletero.
Hi there, browneyed. Different
fillers yield different results on different patients. JUVÉDERM, Restylane, and
Restylane's cousin, Perlane, are all hyaluronic acid (HA)-based fillers that
may be used in the lips. Although they have the same active ingredient, there
are subtle differences between them, mostly related to the sizes of their HA
particles. Your doctor will evaluate your lips and make a sound recommendation
for you based on your anatomy. Ultimately based on the product selected, the
treatment site identified, the quantity of product used, and the skilled and
artistic eye of your injector, you should receive a natural-looking and
beautiful result. Be sure to seek out a board-certified dermatologist or
plastic surgeon who has plenty of experience with lip augmentation. For a truly
natural result, don't rule out fat grafting, either. This procedure uses your
own fat (typically taken from somewhere such as your abdomen or thigh) and
transplants it to the lips. Invest in a consultation to obtain a plan and
assess the talent of your injector before getting started. Best of luck!
It's not as much about the product as about the artistry and experience of the injector. I prefer Juvederm in the lips and feel it lasts longer with a very natural correction (Ultra plus when I am looking for more volume and Ultra for just definition) but what is really essential is that you seek out an experienced injector who can discuss their vision for your lips.
There is no "best" filler for lips. I have some patients who love restylane, while others prefer juvederm, while others love Perlane. My general preference is to use Juvederm because it is a little softer and more natural feeling in the lips. Most importantly make sure to have an expert physician injecting you such as a cosmetic dermatologist.
Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero are the best options for lip
augmentation. The differences between each of the hyaluronic acid gel products
include particle size, total concentration, and the extent of cross linking.
One of the most frequently discussed characteristics of hyaluronic acid gels is
its elasticity, represented by the symbol G’ (G prime). A gel with a higher G’
is better able to resist changes in shape and is described as being firmer,
harder or more elastic than a gel with a lower G’. Another important property
of hyaluronic acid gels is its viscosity, represented by the symbol G’’ (G
double prime). A gel with a higher G’’ is thicker than a gel with a lower G’’.
Juvederm and Belotero have lower G’ and G’’ than Restylane. This means that they are softer,
less viscous gels which is more ideal for lips. However, please remember,
your results depend upon the skill and experience of your physician injector.
We prefer Silikon-1000, an off-label filler for permanent results, for lip augmentation in our practice. Your results with Silikon-1000 may be more subtle-looking than an HA filler.
Hope this is helpful for you.
I actually use Perlane most of the time and get nice results that last longer than Restylane or juvederm ultra.
Lip augmentation is an art and choosing the right filler depends on the shape of the lip, the face, and the fullness of the lip naturally. All of the fillers are good. However, choosing the right filler for the correct patient is what makes a lip look fuller and natural. There are some patients who have naturally thin lips and I only use Belotero. Some patients have fuller lips and want a poutier lip and I might decide on Restylane or Juvederm. The filler that I choose is done in conjunction with the patient at the time of the consultation where the expectations and benefits are discussed. For the best cosmetic results please choose a board certified dermatologist with experience in facial fillers.
Both of these fillers work very nicely for lip augmentation. The most important variable is the skill and experience of your injector. You will want to review before and after photos of your physician injector's patients prior to undergoing lip injections to ensure that they can create beautiful, natural and balanced results. I hope this information is helpful for you.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
Juvederm and Restylane are both excellent if injected properly. Both are hyaluronic acid with similar feel and duration. The most important consideration that you will have to make is the doctor injecting the product so that you have a better natural look and not a fake and artificial one. Good luck!