Radiesse and Restylane are both dermal fillers that are injected into the skin. They are both popular options among people who want to improve their appearance without resorting to surgery. However, there are major differences between the two fillers.
At Facial Aesthetic Concepts we offer different injectable fillers to our patients help them achieve their desired look. These fillers are designed to fill in wrinkles in the skin for a more youthful appearance. To find out if Radiesse or Restylane is right for you, contact Facial Aesthetic Concepts today or stop by one of our three Orange County, CA offices.
Restylane is an injection that is made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is substance that is found in many of the connective tissues in the body. As a person begins to age, his or her skin produces less hyaluronic acid, which can lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Because Restylane helps restore hyaluronic acid, it can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Furthermore, Restylane helps stimulate natural collagen production. Your skin also produces less collagen as you get older. This causes the skin to lose volume and sag.
Restylane was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2003. This treatment is not only effective, but it is very safe. Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in the body, so there is no allergy testing required.
Restylane has been shown to produce very long-lasting results. In fact, the results of Restylane can potentially last six months to one year. In some cases, the results of these procedures last more than one year. Restylane is best for treating superficial to moderate wrinkles. However, new studies have shown that this dermal filler can also treat deeper wrinkles.
Radiesse is a dermal filler made out of calcium hydroxylapatite. This is identical to a mineral found in the bones. Calcium hydroxylapatite has also been used for many years to repair skeletal defects. This substance is easy to use and produces stable results, which is why it can be used in a dermal filler. Allergy testing is also not required if a patient gets Radiesse.
Radiesse has a thicker substance than Restylane. That is why it is often used to treat deeper wrinkles. Not only can Radiesse treat wrinkles, but it can also add volume to the face. One of the biggest advantages that come along with using Radiesse is that it can potentially last a long time. In fact, the results of this filler can last up to three years.
Which Dermal Filler Is Better?
No dermal filler is better than the other. If you are interested in getting Radiesse or Restylane, then it is best to consult with one of the specialists here at Facial Aesthetic Concepts. Depending on your individual goals and skin type, we can customize an injectable treatment plan just for you. We can also discuss the pros and cons that come along with using each type of filler. Contact us today to learn more!