Sculptra vs. Juvéderm: Which Filler Is Right for You?

Having an amazing skincare lineup  is essential, but some signs of aging might require a little more TLC than even our top-shelf products offer. Have no fear, that’s where facial fillers change the skincare game. This general term covers an array of synthetic injectables used to treat multiple areas and skin concerns. Buckle up – we're breaking down which facial filler is right for you, boo!  

All About Juvéderm

Juvederm is formulated from hyaluronic acid, a key compound found naturally within our skin to provide volume and hydration. You’ve probably seen retail products that offer hyaluronic acid as a surface treatment, but it best treats your areas of concern when administered below the surface as a dermal filler. Thankfully, Juvéderm has us covered.  

Injections for Juvéderm can be administered in a variety of areas to treat lines, folds and aging concerns. There are multiple formulations, each used to treat different areas of the face. In many cases, clients can receive their full treatment in one visit and results typically last 6-12 months. Juvéderm does not change or “trigger” changes within your skin and full results should be visible within a week of treatment.  

All About Sculptra

One of the key reasons your skin ages? The body produces less and less collagen over time. Think about collagen as the “scaffold” working below the surface to hold up and maintain the structure of your full, youthful skin. Less collagen production results in less structure below the surface, causing hollow areas to grow more visible. Lucky for you, Sculptra is here to help.  

Sculptra works below the surface like no other “filler” on the market. Instead of offering a temporary fix, this injection stimulates the collagen production below the surface. Sculptra works to trigger your body to produce more of its own collagen, resulting in natural, gradual fullness in areas that have grown hollow. Sculptra is typically administered in a series of three treatments, spaced four weeks apart. While that means results take a bit longer to fully develop, they’re longer lasting and have a life-long impact on your collagen production.  

Just here for the CliffsNotes version of this? Let’s break it down in the most basic form.  

Sculptra is ideal for:

  • Treating hollowed areas (sunken in cheeks or volume loss in your jawline)
  • Adding and restoring facial volume  
  • Gradual, longer lasting results  
  • Replenish + stimulate collagen production  
  • Longer lasting results than standard filler  
  • Overall impact on collagen reproduction  

Juvederm is preferred for:

  • Lines, wrinkles and folds  
  • Clients seeking an immediate result  
  • Shorter-term results
  • No impact on collagen production  

Q: “Which filler is right for me?”

A: Ultimately, that’s not something we can answer without seeing that beautiful face of yours! The seasoned professionals at The Skin Therapist will examine your areas of concern, facial structure and help make a decision on which works best for your treatment. And sometimes, the best option is to do both!

Q: “Are Juvederm and Sculptra interchangeable options?”

A: Not all areas that permit for Juvéderm filler can be treated with Sculptra.  

Q: “Can I utilize both Juvéderm and Sculptra treatments?”

A: In short, yes! Once our team examines your areas of concern, we’re happy to discuss what injectable would best treat your facial structure. Keep in mind, this could require more than one visit and varies per client.  

Q: “How do I get started?”

A: We’re happy to help! CLICK HERE to book your consult with our team of seasoned professionals to get started!  

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