Frequently Asked Questions
Is Restylane Better Than Juvederm?
Restylane and Juvederm are exceptionally similar. The main ingredient of both fillers is hyaluronic acid and each treat many of the same areas. The primary difference between the two fillers is that Restylane has a more granular texture while Juvederm has a smoother texture. The other differences are more subtle. The table below details some of the major differences between the two HA filler options.
- Lasts three to nine months on average
- Can treat the hands
- More filler options
- May be better for wrinkle/fold correction
- Suited for areas associated with expression (cheeks, lips)
- Lasts one year on average
- Used only on facial areas
- Handful of filler options
- May be better for augmenting facial features
- Might not move as natural in areas associated with expression
- Thicker fillers
How Long Does It Take To See The Full Effects Of Restylane?
After any dermal filler injection treatment, your provider will advise you to wait two weeks before making any judgments. The filler itself needs time to settle and the skin needs to heal. Side effects can take up to two weeks for the average patient to subside. In some patients who smoke or have certain health conditions, it may take longer to see the final result.
Is It Safe?
Restylane fillers are considered safe. Hyaluronic acid fillers, in general, are among one of the safest cosmetic treatments available, only second to Botox. Restylane has been on the market for almost two decades and maintains a high safety record.
Like any injection, there are risks associated with Restylane fillers. Most people are at low risk for developing complications as long as they go to a qualified injector. Dr. Sessa or your injector will evaluate you to determine your risk based on your medical history and lifestyle.
Some of the risks associated with Restylane include:
- Prolonged swelling or bruising
- Acne or cold sore flare-up
- Lump formation
- Allergic reaction
- Occlusion of a blood vessel
- Skin necrosis
- Nerve damage
The majority of these risks are either 1). Temporary 2). Treatable 3). Preventable. Overall, they are also rare. Your provider will discuss your individual risk factors during a consultation.
Can I Make Results Last Longer?
The amount of time filler lasts depends on many factors including the filler you choose, your biology, treatment area, and environmental factors. For the most part, there is not much anyone can do to make their filler results last longer. However, there are a few factors under your control such as:
- Eat well and exercise
- Do not over-exercise
- Avoid smoking
- Take good care of your skin
- Limit sun exposure and wear sunscreen
- Stay hydrated
- Reduce stress
- Limit alcohol
How Much Does It Cost?
Dermal fillers range in price based on the filler chosen and the number of syringes needed. At Sarasota Surgical Arts, Restylane fillers generally range between $600 and $650 per syringe. You can find more comprehensive pricing on our price list.
The Best Restylane Fillers In Sarasota
Sarasota Surgical Arts is a luxury cosmetic surgery clinic that has served the Greater Sarasota, FL area for over a decade. Along with surgical procedures, Sarasota Surgical Arts offers the gold standard of injectables and skincare. With years of experience and expertise, the injectors at Sarasota Surgical Arts offer the best Restylane Sarasota provides.
Dr. Alberico Sessa is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in facial, breast, and body cosmetic surgery. He routinely performs breast augmentations and tummy tucks alongside non-invasive procedures such as lip filler and smile line filler. He has performed surgery for over two decades and has been a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for over ten years.
To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sessa, call us at 941-923-1736. You can also reach out online using chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.