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October 4th 2018 - General Public
Both Belotero and Juvederm are brands of injectable dermal fillers formulated with hyaluronic acid. They address the major signs of aging, helping patients to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance. Despite their use of hyaluronic acid, there are some fundamental differences between the fillers of these brands.
While the fillers in both brands are made of hyaluronic acid, Belotero fillers have a lower density hyaluronic acid, making them better options for treating finer wrinkles and lines than most Juvederm fillers. The Belotero family of fillers are comprised of different formulations of hyaluronic acid with varying consistencies. Some of them are suitable for the treatment of deep folds, while others are ideal for correcting very fine lines. Each filler in this brand has a specific target area it is ideal for; for example, certain Belotero fillers are perfect for cheekbone enhancement, lip augmentation, and facial contouring. Belotero fillers are designed to be a ...
October 3rd 2018 - General Public
Despite having different concentration of cross-linked hyaluronic acid, Restylane Silk and Juvederm products contain essentially the same key ingredient. Consisting of D-glucuronic acid and N-acetyl-glucosamine as repeating units, hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that is abundantly found in the skin and cartilage. Having water retention properties, it is able to attract water, thereby improving dermal volume and reducing the look of wrinkles. In contrast to collagen, which is a protein, hyaluronic acid is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. The hyaluronic acid particles in Restylane Silk are smoother and softer than that of the Juvederm fillers; this helps to deliver subtle, natural-looking results.
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Restylane Silk vs Juvederm: comparison
Restylane Silk is an FDA approved filler used to rejuvenate the lips. It also effectively minimizes the appearance o ...
October 2nd 2018 - General Public
Aesthetic fillers are substances that are injected under the skin at various depths to reduce signs of dermal aging, such as nasolabial folds and other wrinkles. Having a wide range of uses, dermal fillers can also be injected into the nose and chin for contouring. Some formulations help to define and volumize the lips, while others add volume to sunken cheeks for a lifted appearance. Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus are some of the most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Juvederm Ultra Plus is essentially a thicker version of a similar dermal filler, Juvederm Ultra. Juvederm Ultra Plus is indicated for the treatment of deep nasolabial folds, which are the lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth, and more severe facial wrinkles. It also minimizes the look of marionette lines, which are the lines that extend from the corners of the mouth downwards to the jawline and can effectively fill in depressed regions in the cheeks. On the other hand, Juv ...