Are Juvéderm and Sculptra Really That Different?
- Posted on: Jan 15 2021
Dermal fillers have been some of the most popular products to ever be invented. These injectable solutions have been available in the United States only for a few decades, and yet they account for the vast majority of beauty treatments performed today. Dermal fillers were initially introduced as wrinkle-reducers. Since their early days, however, these products have become a common solution for various cosmetic concerns, including flat cheeks, thin lips, and mildly sagging jowls. Although popular, dermal fillers can be easily misunderstood. This is largely because there are so many of them! Here, we discuss two, Juvéderm and Sculptra, to demonstrate why a variety of fillers is beneficial.
The name Juvéderm may be the most common among all of the dermal fillers available today. This product isn’t so much a product as it is an entire line of dermal fillers. The Juvéderm family includes a wide variety of fillers. Some, like Volbella, are thin and soft, made specifically for the lips. Others, like Voluma, are denser and more structural, made to restore contours to the midface. All products in the Juvéderm family are made of hyaluronic acid, though. This chemical traps water molecules in a target area. Water molecules naturally plump the skin and, with Juvéderm, can be held in place for several months, depending on the filler that is selected.
Sculptra is not like Juvéderm. This product is called a dermal filler but behaves like more of a collagen stimulator. The ingredient that makes Sculptra a powerful anti-aging treatment is poly-L-lactic acid. This is the same chemical from which dissolvable sutures are made, only in liquid form. When injected beneath the skin, poly-L-lactic acid creates a temporary matrix that supports firmer, younger-looking skin. However, unlike Juvéderm, Sculptra does not achieve immediate results. This injectable works by stimulating collagen production. To achieve noticeable improvements, we must administer a series of treatments over several weeks. Once the stimulation of new collagen formation has begun, it can last two or more years.
All dermal fillers offer their own unique benefits. To learn more about the options that may suit you, call our NYC office at 888-251-5134.
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