Longer lasting effect? Teosyal kiss vs Juvederm?
A friend of mine augmented her lips with Teosyal and the results were immediate and they looked really natural. 5 months have passed and they started to return to their original shape. I was thinking about trying Juvederm. Which one of them do you propose for a longer lasting effect?
Teosyal, made by Switzerland-based company Teoxane Laboratories, is very similar to Juvederm in a number of ways. Both products are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that help your skin retain moisture and keep it soft, fresh, and healthy. The Teosyal range is made of up seven different fillers, each with specific properties designed to target a specific part of the face. Teosyal PureSense Redensity II, for example, targets under eye circles, Teosyal Ultra Deep creates facial volume, and Teosyal Kiss can enhance the appearance of the lips.
Teosyal and Juvederm function in much the same way and both can deliver great results. Depending on your needs, your doctor may make a superficial injection to hydrate the skin and rejuvenate the lips, or they might make a deeper injection to add volume and fill unwanted wrinkles. The results are immediate. You may find that your lips are bruised or swollen for a few days after treatment, so consider taking some time off work if this is a concern for you. In terms of durability, both hyaluronic acid injections can be expected to last for about six to 12 months, after which time the acid will degrade and your lips will return to their former shape.
The main difference between the two products is that Juvederm has FDA approval for use in the United States and Teosyal does not (although some doctors are predicting that it will gain FDA approval in the near future). This should be your primary concern because it means that it will be much more challenging to find a doctor who has a high level of experience with Teosyal. As you might imagine, inexperience can lead to lackluster results or increase the risk of complications.
With this in mind, I encourage you to book a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon and allow them to choose the dermal filler based on your unique needs, and their experiences and preferences as a practitioner.
Regarding your friend’s Juvederm treatment, I’d say that five months is a little on the short side. In my experience, I’ve found that Juvederm lasts on average for about six to nine months before the lips return to their former shape, so it seems that your friend was probably just a bit unlucky.
To answer your question, let’s first take a look at the similarities between these two products. Like Juvederm, Teosyal is a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that replenishes the skin by attracting and retaining moisture. As we age, our body produces less of the acid, which affects the health of our skin. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Teosyal essentially supplement the body’s natural supply of the acid, which can rejuvenate the skin and enhance a person’s natural beauty. Juvederm has a variety of cosmetic applications, including treating crow’s feet, reducing under eye circles, restoring volume to the jawline, and enhancing the shape and fullness of the lips.
Where the products really differ is that, although Teosyal Kiss is reasonably popular in Europe, it has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. This means that it will be difficult to find a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in the United States who has extensive experience with Teosyal, which increases the risk of undesirable results and/or side effects that may have significant consequences on your life. Lip asymmetry, prolonged swelling, infection, and scarring are just some of the possible complications.
Juvederm lip fillers have a positive track record in the United States and many doctors are comfortable using them. Whether or not Teosyal lasts longer is up for debate, but I don’t think the risks outweigh the benefits. Stick with Juvederm and speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist to discuss your options.
Teosyal Kiss is a newer long-lasting hyaluronic acid filler for lip enhancement. Made by Swiss manufacturer Teoxane, Teosyal filler injections are not yet approved for use in the USA.
Teosyal Kiss is a hyaluronic acid gel similar to Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus and Volbella, but because it hasn’t been approved for use in the USA, you will likely have a harder time finding dermatologists here who are familiar with Teosyal products.
Like Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Volbella hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, Teosyal Kiss typically lasts for 6 to 9 months and sometimes up to 1 year. You may need to come in for a small "top up" injection around the 5 month point.
Juvederm Ultra Plus can last for over 1 year.
For best results always visit a board-certified dermatologist with experience injecting HA fillers.
Dr. Lawrence Broder has 1 Fillers, Laser Resurfacing before & after:
Both Teosyal Kiss and Juvederm Ultra are hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers used for lip injections. Both fillers are excellent for creating a plumping effect in the lips and countering the volume loss we experience as we age.
The most important issue is not which injectable fillers you choose for your lip injections, but the experience level of the dermatologist you visit. Remember, there are other considerations besides which product lasts longer. I encourage you to leave the decision to your dermatologist and let them make the choice of dermal filler product based upon your specific case and their own experience.
Also, I see that you are located in the USA. Please be aware that Teosyal Kiss has not yet been approved by the FDA for use within the United States- although there are doctors in the country who will use it. Teosyal Kiss is currently approved for use in Canada and Europe.
Also keep in mind that Juvederm lip fillers have a longer track record and many more doctors are familiar with their products. Always visit a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon for the most reliable results.
Dr. Robert N. Young has 3 Filler to lip lines before & afters: