Dermal fillers injections are increasingly popular cosmetic procedures nowadays – and for good reason. Patients can use them to correct many imperfections of their appearance, and not only in the facial area. Cosmetic injections are capable of eliminating deep lines between the eyebrows, smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and the eyes, correct the chin or cheekbones lines, add missing volume to lips, and many other corrective treatments.
Many patients choose dermal fillers instead of cosmetic surgery as these procedures are safer and have a lower risk of complications. Patients don’t need to worry if the results doesn’t satisfy them. Because unlike procedures performed by plastic surgeons, cosmetic injections cause temporary effects and do not last forever.
Among the considerable variety of dermal fillers available in the market, there are many unbeatable brands which remain consistently popular due to their efficacy and great track record. Let’s compare two very popular dermal fillers.
With so many leading brands available on the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with choosing ‘the perfect one’. After all, it’s a big decision for many women (and men) who want to look younger using ‘the very best dermal filler’ at an affordable price.
Stylage Dermal Fillers
Let’s take a look at the Vivacy Stylage brand of hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers. There’s S M L and XL. Each of these formulations varies in viscosity to improve fine lines, deep wrinkles and folds. The question that arises a lot, not just with the Vivacy brand, but many other dermal brands also, is how does it compare to Juvederm?
When you look at the science behind Juvederm, it features a high G prime, (a measure of the hardness of the gel), with medium to high cohesivity. This makes Juvederm gel smooth and malleable, while still being able able to resist deformation.
Stylage, on the other hand, also has its own unique quality — the presence of the anti-oxidant ingredient Mannitol. It is this unique ingredient that protects against free radical damage deep inside the skin. It also increases the stability and lifespan of the injected hyaluronic acid inside the skin, ensuring it doesn’t break down so quickly. So, thanks to the ingredient Mannitol, Stylage is also a durable dermal filler.
Stylage features another benefit, often overlooked: it’s anti-oxidative qualities lowers the level of swelling and bruising, which is often a symptom experienced after repeated aesthetic treatments.
Juverderm Dermal Fillers
Juvederm’s Vycross Technologies use a single, cross-linking process. Both low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid chains are combined together to form a monophasic, monodensified gel. While many patients may be far from interested in the technical terms associated with how dermal fillers are made, they will want to know how long they they can experience faded wrinkles and plumper lips after their treatment.
Aesthetic practitioners will want to know these terms and formulation details, however. Practitioners will make informed decisions about which dermal fillers they will stock based on the different manufacturing methods, and different treatment requirements. Each unique formula is responsible for the varying physical attributes of each dermal filler which in turn, contributes to the way the filler integrates with the skin layers.
In summary, we know that Juvederm helps to achieve a cohesive consistency inside the skin tissue, while Stylage has a lighter, less dense structure. Both give an even and effective distribution when applied to the area of treatment.