Juvederm vs Restylane 2019: What's the Difference?

Dermal fillers have become one of the most popular tools in the fight against aging. Hailed by some as “liquid facelifts” dermal fillers can instantly reduce many common aging related issues such as wrinkles, thinning lips, or hallowing cheeks, without the pain or necessary recovery time associated with cosmetic surgery.

Surging popularity has spurred the creation of many different types of dermal fillers, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. While having more choice is great for experienced injectors, choosing between filler treatments can get confusing for patients. To help clear up any confusion, here is a basic rundown of today’s most popular fillers, Juvederm and Restylane.

Main Ingredient and How it works?

Juvéderm and Restylane are two types of dermal fillers available on the market for the treatment of wrinkles and facial enhancement. The main confusion here is that both Juvederm and Restylane are actually a group of products and both have many sub-brands for different purposes.

Juvederm and Restylane range of products both contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that has plumping effects for the skin. Restylane was the first Hyaluronic acid filler on the market.

Comparing the Juvederm and Restylane range of Products


As you age, the cheeks may flatten and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin's surface, which provides lift and contour to the cheek area.

JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, including the "parentheses lines" around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is designed to temporarily correct facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face for adults over the age of 21.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips—in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.
First approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM® XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines or "smile lines" around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.

JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called "lipstick lines" in adults over the age of 21.

Training Videos for Healthcare Providers:


Restylane Fynesse
Fills fine lines and provides the skin with a smooth result.

Restylane Fynesse

Restylane Refyne
Fills lines and wrinkles and provides the skin with a refined result.
Restylane Refyne

Restylane Volyme
Provides natural volumization, restoring age related volume loss.

Restylane Volyme

Restylane Defyne
Shaping and defining facial contours through high lifting capabilities with a defined result.
Restylane Defyne

Restylane Lyft
Providing lift and structure to the facial contours through high lifting capabilities with a pronounced effect.
Restylane Lyft
Restylane Kysse
Enhancing the shape of the lip by adding volume and contour to the lip with a balanced and natural look.
Restylane Kysse
Restylane Skinboosters is a versatile and effective solution for skin concerns in the face, neck, décolletage and hands.

Comparing Juvederm and Restylane Before and After Photos

To view Juvederm before and after photos, click here.

To view Restylane before and after photos, click here.

Comparing Juvederm and Restylane Cost

Since Juvéderm and Restylane are noninvasive, no downtime or time away from work is required. However, the injections are also considered cosmetic, so they aren’t covered by insurance. Your actual cost will depend on the provider’s costs, where you live in, and how many injections you need. A well trained provider might be able to use less for the same result. 

Beware of imitations. If the cost is too low, this might be a red flag that the product may not be genuine.

Juvéderm costs more, but in some cases the results last longer. This means you won’t need follow-up injections as quickly as you might with Restylane.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the average cost for hyaluronic acid dermal fillers is $651. This is a national estimate. The cost also varies between types of hyaluronic acid fillers. You’ll want to speak with your own provider in advance to learn the total costs of your individual treatment.

Juvéderm costs

On average, each Juvéderm injection can cost $600 or more. The cost may be slightly lower for smaller areas of treatment, such as lip lines. Juvederm Voluma in general can cost more than the other Juvederm products.

Restylane costs

Restylane costs slightly less than Juvéderm. Again, it really depends on which specific sub-brand you are using.

How to find a Provider in Malaysia

Your medical doctor is your first point of contact for fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane. If your doctor doesn’t offer these treatments, they can refer you to an aesthetic doctor who does. You may also find a provider through at dermal filler clinics in Malaysia.

No matter which provider you choose, be sure they are experienced and has a LCP license (Letter of Credentialing and Privileging) license from the Malaysian Ministry of Health.


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