Renuva® vs. HA Filler: Which Is Better?

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Heard about Renuva® and wondering which treatment is better: Renuva vs. HA filler?  The honest answer is it depends on your specific needs and goals. Read on to get the lowdown on the difference between these two injectable treatments.

Firstly, What Is HA Filler? Renuva® vs. HA filler

HA (hyaluronic acid) filler is what most people mean when they refer to facial filler. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally within the body, especially in the joints and skin. HA-based fillers are made synthetically in a lab and form gels of varying consistencies.

HA gels can be injected into different areas of the face, depending on the needs of each client. For example, softer, more flexible gel can be injected into the lips for a plumper, natural-looking mouth. Firmer gel is injected into the chin and jawline to shape and enhance the lower face. A gel of medium consistency is often injected into the mid face to soften nasolabial folds and smile lines.


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Jawline contour created with a firm HA filler.

Some of the most commonly-used HA filler brands are Juvéderm, Restylane, RHA, and Belotero. These fillers all work in essentially the same way and last an average of 10-14 months.

Okay, So What Is Renuva®?

Renuva® is classified as a biostimulator as opposed to a filler.  It causes the body to regenerate fat in precise and targeted areas. Our body’s lose fat pads in key areas as we age, like the neck, under eyes, and cheeks. This loss of padding causes the skin to sag and droop, creating tell-tale signs of aging. Renuva® is injected into these specific areas to stimulate fat at the treatment sites and rejuvenate your appearance overall.


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Same-day results with Renuva.

How Does Renuva® Work?

Renuva® is injected into the treatment sites — just as with HA filler. It then forms a honeycomb-like lattice which signals the body to generate fat. The actual product will eventually be metabolized out of the body, leaving your body’s own new fat cells.

HA Filler vs. Renuva®: Which Works Faster?

Both filler and Renuva® yield same-day results. You will experience mild-to-moderate swelling with both treatments, but this should subside within about two weeks. Also, whereas dermal filler is often done within one session, Renuva® typically requires two sessions spaced 4 weeks apart for optimal results.

Which Lasts Longer?

This is one of the biggest differences between these two treatments. Whereas HA filler is metabolized out as a foreign body within about 10-14 months, the fat generated by Renuva® can last five or more years. This is because it is your body’s own tissue, and it will last as long as your body naturally holds on to the cells.

Which Is Better For Contouring?

Looking for the chiseled or “snatched” look?If so, filler will be your best bet. While Renuva is fantastic for plumping and lifting, a firm HA filler mimics bone. This means it is the superior choice for creating shape and contour.

Which Is Better For Body Shaping?

Hands down: Renuva®. Dermal filler is not designed for injection in areas other than the face and *sometimes* the hands. Renuva®, however, can be injected into both the breasts and buttocks for enhanced shape and lift.


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Note increased volume at the top of the breasts with Renuva®.

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Which Costs More?

Typically, one syringe of Renuva® will costs several hundred dollars more than a single syringe of filler. However, Renuva® also lasts significantly longer, meaning it is often the more cost effective treatment in the long run.

Which Is Safer? Renuva® or HA Filler?

Both are extremely low-risk treatments and are significantly safer than invasive surgery. There is no significant safety difference between treatments.

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