Hyaluronic Acid Options

 

Restylane and Perlane*

Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus**

Product source

Genetically engineered streptococci

Hyaluronic acid

Indications

Lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, tear trough, adding volume to cheeks

Lips, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, tear trough, adding volume to cheeks

Duration

6+ months

6+ months

Treatment protocols

A series of injections every 4–8 months

A series of injections every 4–8 months

Cost

$600–1,000

$600–1,000

Benefits

Natural looking results; lasts for at least 6 months; Restylane good for finesse areas; Perlane good as an underlay and for volume enhancement

Natural looking results; lasts for at least 6 months; Ultra good for finesse areas; Ultra Plus good as an underlay and for volume enhancement

Risks

1–2 days of redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness

Less redness and swelling than with Restylane and Perlane