Revanesse® Versa vs Juvederm® Ultra
Lip lines, nasolabial folds, facial wrinkles. These are all inevitable signs of aging and not indicative of any serious health concerns.
But that doesn’t change the fact that they’re unpleasant to look at in the mirror. And when we don’t like what we see in the mirror, we tend to feel bad about ourselves. Looking and feeling our best go hand in hand.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Revanesse® Versa and Juvederm® Ultra can help. They’re FDA approved, minimally invasive alternatives to traditional plastic surgery — alternatives with similar (though temporary) results and far fewer side effects.
Revanessa Versa and Juvederm Ultra are common fillers with lots of similarities, but they’re not identical. Learn about the differences between them and how to choose the right one for your cosmetic needs.
Revanesse Versa vs. Juvederm Ultra: What’s the Difference?
Revanesse Versa and Juvederm Ultra are both injectable fillers that contain cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Studies suggest cross-linked HA offers better and longer lasting results than non-cross-linked HA.
What Is Revanesse Versa?
Revanesse Versa is approved to treat moderate to severe facial wrinkles. It may be used off-label for other indications, such as nasolabial folds. The otherwise identical Revanesse Versa+ formulation includes the local anesthetic lidocaine, which is typically injected separately to reduce discomfort.
Revanesse Versa’s benefits include:
- Immediately restores volume to treated areas
- Results last up to 12 months and sometimes longer (longer than most HA fillers)
- Higher-volume dosing (1.2 mL syringes, 20% more than the typical 1 mL)
- Less swelling in the treatment area than some competitors
What Is Juvederm Ultra?
Juvederm Ultra is a popular lip filler that adds volume to the lips and reduces the appearance of age-related lip lines. Juvederm Ultra Plus is indicated to treat moderate to severe facial lines, particularly around the mouth and nose.
Their benefits include:
- Immediately volumizes the treated area
- Juvederm Ultra results last 6 to 12 months (not quite as long as Revanesse Versa)
- Juvederm Ultra Plus results last 12 months or longer (similar to Revanesse Versa)
- Many years of safety and efficacy data (more than Revanesse Versa)
How Much Do They Cost?
Injectable filler pricing is highly variable, at least for retail clients. It depends on factors such as:
- The provider’s cost, which is relatively predictable but does change over time
- The provider’s desired profit margin
- Any specials, packages, or volume discounts offered by the provider
- Competitive factors (prices may be lower or discounts more common where there’s more competition between providers)
- Dosing, which is a function of patient anatomy, the condition being treated, and other factors
Juvederm Ultra’s retail price typically ranges from $500 to $800. Revanesse Versa’s average retail price is higher, in the $700 to $1,000 range. But both can vary outside those core ranges, so don’t be surprised to see higher or lower prices.
Alternatives to Revanesse Versa and Juvederm Ultra
Revanesse Versa and Juvederm Ultra are not the only types of filler on the market. Depending on your cosmetic needs and preferences, you might consider alternatives such as:
- Juvederm Volbella
- Restylane Silk
- Sculptra Aesthetic (a longer-lasting option)
- Bellafill (a much longer-lasting option specifically for lip augmentation)
Some providers prefer to work with certain types of dermal fillers over others. Be sure to choose one who uses your preferred filler, and don’t be afraid to ask directly if you’re not sure.
Finally, to reduce your risk of side effects and preventable complications following your treatment, always work with providers who’ve completed accredited dermal filler training programs. Again, don’t be afraid to ask your provider if they don’t advertise their credentials.