Fill Me Up, Buttercup: The Difference Between Sculptra and Restylane

Dermal Fillers Newton, MA Everyone and their mom have heard of Botox. As an injection that is used to temporarily relax the muscles around the forehead and eyes, Botox has continued to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market. However, there are a few other injections that are gaining popularity at Dr. Rick Silverman’s office: Sculptra and Restylane. So, what are these fillers and how do they work? Read on to learn more.


Sculptra is one of the newest injectables on the market. Comprised of a polymerized form of lactic acid, Sculptra can be used to add volume and dimension to the face. As you age, your skin starts to lose collagen and volume around the cheeks— giving patients a more sallow appearance. However, with about two to three Sculptra injections, spaced two weeks apart, you can get a more volumized face.


Unlike Botox which is a botulinum toxin that is injected into the skin to soften muscles, Restylane is a filler. Comprised of a naturally derived ingredient called hyaluronic acid, Restylane works to fill in fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose— giving you a more youthful appearance. Additionally, Restylane can be used to add more volume and contour to the cheeks (similar to Sculptra).

Both Sculptra and Restylane can be used to add volume and contour to and around the cheeks. However, derived from different ingredients, both of these fillers work differently to target the skin. If you would like to learn more about whether Sculptra or Restylane is right for you, contact Dr. Rick Silverman’s office today to schedule an appointment!

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