Radiesse Vs Juvederm for Lips?
- Asked 4 years ago
The best filler for lips.
Radiesse is a great filler in the face that I use a lot but I would not use it in the lips. It can form lumps that could be felt but sometimes seen. My favorite filler for the lips is Restylane which allows me to she the lips better than with Juvederm.
Appropriate fillers for lip augmentation
Radiesse is a thick, calcium based filler formulated for deep tissue injections such as the Nasolabial folds. If it is injected superficially it may become lumpy and visible. Therefore I do not recommend it for the lips.
Juvederm is a Hyaluronic based filler which is thinner and can be safely used for lip injections.
Web reference: http://www.ivanthomasmd.com/proc_face_botox.asp#Juvederm
Juvederm or Restylane better for lips than Radiesse
Radiesse is a great filler, but it is best for deep tissue filling of areas do not have hyperkinetic (very mobile) muscles. In the area of hyperkinetic muscles, like the lips, that are constantly in motion, fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra have a tendency to form lumps.
Radiesse and Sculptra need to be injected deep under the musculature to give best results. There is no such area on the lips. They are biostimulatory fillers, in that they stimulate the skin's production of additional collagen. So they work well for areas like the nasolabial folds, cheek bones, the hollows of the temples and the backs of the hands, but not for lips.
I recommend going for a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience in using different types of fillers.
No radiesse on the lips
Radiesse Not Recommended for Lips
Radiesse is too thick of a product to place in the lips. Juvederm or other hyaluronic acid product is a better choice.
Juvederm or Radiesse for lips?
Juvederm is a better choice for injection into the lips. It's a gel vs a paste and will have less tendency to clump up in the lips which is a high mobile area. Radiesse is more appropriate in a more static area of the face i.e. mid face, nasolabial folds.
Avoid Radiesse use in the lips
I would avoid placing Radiesse in the lips due to its tendency to form nodules. Juvederm or Restylane are great options for lip enhancement, however, as they are much smoother and can provider softer, natural results.
Radiesse Vs Juvederm for Lips?
Stay away from Radiesse in the lips. It has the tendency to be lumpy when placed in the more superficial tissues such as with lip injections. I wonder if you meant to ask if Restylane is better than Juvederm? I think they are very similar.
Juvederm injections are great for lips
Radiesse should not be injected in the lips. Radiesse is made to be injected deep and is great as a cheek filler or for nasolabial folds. Juvederm is an excellent product for lips as it is much softer and leave a natural result.
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