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What is the Difference Between Radiesse, Juvederm and Botox?

Posted by Jennifer Sullivan on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 @ 01:29 PM

I feel like my face is sagging. I heard that dermal fillers can help. But which one?

There are so many different choices when it comes to injectable fillers these days...what are the differences, and which is one should I choose? While Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane are all dermal fillers; Botox is a very different product and provides a different function then the fillers.

Juvederm and Radiesse are both dermal-fillers, but have different compositions. Juvederm is a gel-like substance that is injected just beneath the skin to fill out and reduce small to medium size wrinkles as well as some types of scars. These products are hyaluronic acid-based fillers Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin, keeping it soft and supple but diminishes as we age. It cross links with the hyaluronic acid that occurrs naturallly in your skin but degrades over time. Juvaderm typically lasts about 9 months but in some people lasts longer. 

Radiesse has a different kind of composition but is also a dermal filler. Radiesse consists of microspheres of calcium in a water-based gel along with hyaluronic acid. This dermal filler works better on more severe lines and wrinkles. These include the lines from nose to the curve of your mouth. The gel component helps fill out the lines while the calcium component actually stimulates the body to produce collagen. This double duty action means the results of Radiesse treatment can last 18 months or in some cases even longer. Dermal Fillers of all kinds give instant results and can immediately take 5-10 years off your face in a subtle way that will make people comment, "my you look rested," rather that " "what have you done?"It is a fabulous way to look and feel younger!

Give Marsha Davis MD a call today! She has a very artful eye!  Solaris Medical Spa 262-240-0997

What is the Difference Between Radiesse, Juvederm and Botox?

Tags: Botox For The Face, Anti-aging