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What Is the Difference Between Radiesse and Other Injectables?

Published on March 21, 2019

If you’re considering injectable treatments to get rid of signs of facial aging, you’ve already realized that you have a lot of options. There are a number of dermal-filler injectables on the market, and each one offers its own unique benefits.

Dermal fillers plump and enhance the areas being treated. They are minimally invasive treatments that do not require long recovery periods. It takes 15 minutes to an hour to inject them, and side effects may include a degree of redness, swelling, and bruising.

Fillers are safe for use and are FDA-approved and rigorously tested. The number of syringes of filler required for treatment will depend on the areas being treated.

Radiesse is a dermal filler that has become quite popular. It’s different from most of the other injectables on the market for many reasons.

Ingredients

Many dermal fillers have a hyaluronic acid base, which adds volume to decrease a number of lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in our body tissues and attracts water molecules. These fillers often contain lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic.

Some fillers are formulated with poly-l-actic acid, which stimulates the body’s production of collagen. Collagen production takes time, and that is why the results do not show immediately. These fillers are more suited to people who require a subtle volumizing facial treatment.

Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel solution. The gel stimulates the body’s production of collagen and the microspheres create a framework in the tissues. This adds volume and facilitates the smoothing out of wrinkles and folds in the skin. Radiesse + is a new formulation where a tiny amount of lidocaine is included.

Uses

Hyaluronic-acid fillers are used to fill in moderate and harsh facial wrinkles. They can be used to fill depressions and wrinkles in the hands. Some can also be used for lip augmentation. Some doctors might use these fillers for undereye treatment.

Radiesse can also be used to address moderate and harsh facial wrinkles. It can be used for hand rejuvenation. One of its main benefits is that it can fill in hollow regions of the face like the cheeks and temples. It has been used for lip augmentation, but hyaluronic acid fillers are often preferred.

Results

The effects from hyaluronic acid fillers can be seen almost immediately. They generally last for about six months to a year.

With poly-l-actic acid fillers, sometimes the results become visible six weeks after the treatment is administered. The effects can last for up to two years.

Radiesse’s effects are usually immediate, though in some cases, Radiesse treatment might take up to a week to show complete results. The effects of Radiesse usually last for up to one and a half years.

Which Filler Should You Choose?

The only way to know which dermal filler is right for you is by consulting with a skilled medical professional. Doctors Bivik Shah and Robert F. Centeno are experienced board-certified plastic surgeons who have helped numerous patients with injectables. Schedule your consultation – contact us today.