Botox vs. Restylane vs. Juvederm or Other Cosmetic Fillers: Which is Right for You?

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Botox vs. Juvederm vs. Restylane

Botox vs. Restylane vs. Juvederm

Injectables and fillers like Botox®, Restylane®, and Juvederm® are increasingly popular tools in the anti-aging skin care arsenal. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, their use increased 40% from 2010-2015 with 6.6 million Americans using Botox® or a cosmetic filler in 2015. Let’s drill down further on Botox vs Restylane vs Juvederm:

Why are these age-defying powerhouses trending? It’s because injectables and fillers hit an anti-aging sweet spot. Unlike topical skincare products, they deliver anti-aging benefit under the skin. Yet, unlike plastic surgery, they are noninvasive and promise to erase signs of aging without the host of risks and downtime that comes with a facelift. Put simply they are a plastic surgery alternative.

But, with 22 FDA-approved fillers alone out there, it can be hard to pinpoint which injectable or filler will work for your particular aging concern. So Botox vs. Resylane vs. Juvederm? Here’s help to figure out what’s right for you:

How are Injectables Similar? Botox vs Restylane vs Juvederm

Before we discuss the differences between Botox and cosmetic fillers, let’s talk about how they are similar. Both use a super fine needle to inject product under the skin, in order to rejuvenate the skin. Additionally, both are temporary solutions that require regular sessions, in order to maintain results.

Compare Injectables | Botox vs Restylane vs Juvederm Filler | Which Cosmetic Injectable is Best for Me?

Botox® Injectable, Dysport, Xeomin and Jeaveau

How Botox Works:

Botox injection is considered the gold standard of injectables and was the first injectable to be approved by the FDA in the 1980s. It relaxes muscles and smooths wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles with an injectable neurotoxin. Other neurotoxins include Dysport, Jeaveau and Xeomin.

What’s Botox Best for?

A Botox Injection treatment will work on Crow’s feet, forehead lines, glabella (between the eyes) and frown lines

How Long Does Botox Last?

3-4 months

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Fillers: Juvederm Ultra®, Belotero Balance®, and Restylane Defyne®

How They Work | Which Filler is Best for Me?

These fillers act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, restoring a youthful appearance by filling out superficial folds, restoring volume to the face and improving fine lines and wrinkles.

Fillers Works On:

These filler injections will work on mild to moderate nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and chin wrinkles.

A Filler Lasts for:

Juvederm® Ultra and Belotero®, 6-12 months; Restylane®, initial treatment last 6 months with subsequent injections lasting up to 18 months or more. *

Fillers: Juvederm® Voluma and Restylane® Lyft

How They Work:

These HA fillers are thicker than other hyaluronic fillers, Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft are designed to give sturdy structure to the face.

Best for: What Filler Results Can I Expect?

These fillers are best for plumping and restoring volume to the cheeks.

Lasts for:

14-16 months.


Fillers: Juvederm®Ultra Plus and Radiesse®

How They Work:

With a larger particle size, these fillers can be placed farther below the surface of the skin to plump up deeper folds and wrinkles and provide greater structure to areas of the face that have lost volume.

Best for:

Restoring the coveted V-shape contour of youth, softening deeper nasolabial folds, marionette lines and smoothing chin wrinkles.

How long they last:

Juvederm Ultra Plus, 6-12 months, Radiesse, 12 months. *

Restylane® Silk Filler and Restylane Kysse Lip Fillers

How Restylane Silk / Kysse Lip Fillers Works:

This hyaluronic acid filler was approved by the FDA in 2014. It is often paired with a super-fine needle to minimize bruising on the sensitive skin of the lips. It’s known to plump lips and minimizes fine lines around the mouth.

What Restylane Silk / Restylane Works for:

These fillers work to add volume, balance any asymmetry to the lips and mouth, as well as to decrease verical lip lines.

How Long Does Restylane Silk / Restylane Kysse Results:

Silk Results 6-9 months, Kysse Results

Where to Get Cosmetic Injectables Near me? Why choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa in NYC?

Smooth Synergy MedSpa and Laser Center is conveniently located in Midtown East Manhattan with a comprehensive menu of cosmetic injectable treatments. Founded in 2002, as the first cosmedical spa in New York City, we have the experience and skill to provide you with the best results from your filler or Botox treatment. Call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an Expert in Beauty.

No one treatment is best for everyone. Smooth Synergy® Cosmedical Spa prides itself on providing customized treatment plans that take each client’s individual skincare needs into consideration. Please call us at 212-397-0111 to schedule a consultation with one of our experts in beauty and get a better understanding of which injectable or filler is right for you.

*These fillers can last about a year at full correction.
(Please note that this information is to serve as a guide only and is no substitute for making an appointment for a consultation with an expert in beauty at Smooth Synergy®, who is knowledgeable about how to layer modalities for maximum benefit to the skin and who can speak to your individual skincare concerns.)

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