Restylane Vs. Juvederm for Plumping Lips?
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Fillers for lips
I won't answer your answer completely, as I have limited Juvederm experience.
I would recommend that you NOT use Restylane. In fact, I advise you to forget Restylane. Restylane is a great product don't get me wrong. The company who makes it is Medicis, and l they came out with a new product called Perlane which is very similar to Restylane in all practical regards, except that it lasts twice as long, and costs about the same.
Alternatively, you may want to opt for lip augmentation. I have added a link to my site so that you can see the procedure.
Scroll down to the lip aug video. By the way, I would be interested in feedback on the video if you have time. Thanks
Good luck to you.
Fillers for the lips
You are choosing 2 great products that are commonly used in the lips. Your doctor can help you decide which is best based on what look you are going for. The great thing about either one of them is that should they overdo your lips, or your modelling agency prefers the old you, it can be reversed within minutes with an injection of a enzyme that will dissolve the product. I treat models and they usually do very well with more subtle changes (remember most agencies are highly selective and would not choose you should you need more cosmetic procedures to look good).
My advice is to go with the "less is more" as you can always put more in and you may be surprised how good your lips look with just a small amount of product. Lastly, Angelina's lips only look good on certain faces. If you do no have some of her other facial features, you may look unnatural with her lips so beware and pick a doctor who is an artist at what they do. Ask to see an example of a lip they have done and see if you like it.... then proceed as you feel is best. Good luck
Juvederm vs Restylane for lip augmentation in a young model
If you have a busy modeling career, you will want to avoid the "just injected look" vs the "I almost need filler" cycle, since it can come back to haunt you in that photos taken over time show differences in lip size.
If you have one doctor do all your work, and you have it done at frequent intervals, you can avoid this problem.
We prefer Juvederm XC because it clumps less.
But as a number of the doctors have already indicated, pick a top doctor, not the product, if you want your best result.
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Actually, a combination approach might be best
Pick your lip injector, not the product
Natural, natural, natural is the key. I personally only use Restylane and I am not a big fan of juvederm beacuse it seems to hold in the tissue a little less well in my hands. Others will disagree. Here is the real key. A good injector can work with any of the products you have mentioned and get a fabulous result. But this is an art form. The actual HA filler used to accomplish the treatment is way less important than the artistic eye of the person doing the treatment.
So don't get bogged down by the product. Focus instead on who will be doing the treatment. Great treatments don't look like anything but your own big beautiful lips. Bad treatments are, well, awful. Stay away from products that can't be adjusted. Never get silicone oil no matter how persuasive the injector.
Restylane vs. Juvederm for Plumping Lips
Meanwhile, Juvederm comes in 2 main forms, Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus. Both products now come in “XC” form as well, which means that lidocaine has been added to the product for an anesthetic effect with injection. Both products are similar in how they spread out into the tissue a little more than Restylane. They also tend to absorb more water when injected, and so Juvederm injections can swell more than the Restylane products in general. The difference between Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus is the size of the particles, with Juvederm Ultra Plus having a larger particle size, and thus a larger duration of action. In my experience, Juvederm Ultra typically lasts 6-9 months while Juvederm Ultra Plus typically lasts 9-12 months. The Juvederm products are both soft enough to be injected into the lips and spread out in the tissue nicely to give a very natural result. These are usually my first choice for plumping lip volume.
The most important point when considering any of these treatments is to find an injector who you trust and who you feel best understands the look that you are trying to achieve. A good aesthetic eye is very important when treating the lips in order to maintain normal anatomic features while adding volume so that you keep the lips looking proportional and get the most natural-looking enhancement.
Best, Dr. Gregory Lewen
Restylane L and Juvederm XC both will do fine for lip augmentation
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