Cosmetic Dermal Fillers


The formulas of Juvederm, Revanesse, and Restylane use the same active ingredient: hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a natural carbohydrate molecule found in all living cells. HA is a well-known humectant which means it has the ability to attract and retain moisture. In fact, it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This ability is what allows both fillers to add volume and plump the skin. Since, the hyaluronic acid found in Juvederm, Revanesse, and Restylane are naturally occurring there is little to no risk of allergic reactions among patients.

Treatment Areas

Restylane, Revanesse and Juvederm all have different formulas that target different facial areas. Juvederm can be used to address numerous areas of the face including the eyes, cheeks, and mouth. Some of the Juvederm family includes Juvederm Ultra (orgional formula), Juvederm Voluma (FDA approved to enhance cheek volume), Juvederm Volbella (targeting lip lines and other fine lines around the mouth), and Juvederm Vollure (formulated to target severe folds and wrinkles included the nasolabial folds).
Restylane can be used to address many of the same facial areas as Juvederm, however it is particularly effective in treating the lips, cheeks, and area around the nose. It can also be used to for hand rejuvenation by adding volume to the back of the hands. Some of Restylane family includes Restylane Silk (lips), Restylane Lyft (mid-face, cheeks, nasolabial folds), and Restylane Refyne and Defyne (to address more severe wrinkling).

Revanesse’s line of cosmetic dermal filler is called Versa. Versa’s molecular make up consists of round compounds, allowing it to adhere to various injection sights for a very natural fill.


Juvederm, Revanesse and Restylane all have the ability to provide dramatic results, eradicating lines and wrinkles while boosting volume to make the skin firmer and plumper in appearance.

How long do results last?

Comparing result duration (how long results last) between dermal fillers can be difficult as many variables beyond filler type including the treatment area and the patient’s metabolism play a role. Clinical results state that these fillers can last anywhere between 9 to 12 months.

The hyaluronic acid found in the formulas are biodegradable which is why results are non-permanent. Over time the body will naturally cannibalize the added hyaluronic acid returning the treatment area to its pre-treated state.

Is it painful?

Patients experience little to no pain during a filler treatment, especially when it is performed by a skilled injector. Juvederm, Revanesse, and Restylane procedures are non-surgical and minimally invasive, the filler is administered through a series of injections using an ultra-fine needle. Many formulas in all brands contain lidocaine, which numbs the skin during injections to minimize any patient discomfort. Added topical numbing cream may also be applied to the treatment area as well.

How long does a treatment take?

Dermal filler treatments like Juvederm, Revanesse, and Restylane are extremely quick and can even be performed during a patient’s lunch hour. While treatment time can differ, most patients will be in and out of the office within 30 to 45 minutes.

What is the down time?

There is no downtime (recovery time) required for cosmetic dermal fillers. Patients can go right back to their normal daily activities directly following the procedure. Occasionally a client can bruise, but with the use of ice and Arnica, the potential bruising can be minimized quickly. We do ask patients to reframe from working out for 24 hours to help decrease any post procedure swelling.

Are there any side effects?

Potential side effect for all cosmetic dermal fillers are relatively minor and typically resolve without any intervention. Common side effects may include bruising, swelling, redness, rash, or pain around the site of the injection. Serious side effects are extremely rare and can include allergic reactions, changes to skin color, infection, numbness, and scarring.