Radiesse or artefill for smile lines?
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Radiesse or Artefill for smile lines?
Radiesse and Artefill can both be used to improve smile lines. Radiesse would give you a fairly immediate improvement but the effect would last less than a year. Artefill would require several treatment sessions to gradually improve the area and the results would be long term.
Artefill (Bellafill) or Radiesse for Smile Lines
The big difference is the longevity of Bellafill or Artefill. Radiesse lasts up to 24 months but Bellafill is essentially permanent. The formal durability or longevity studies on Bellafill are now out over 5 years and the product is still going strong.
You can get a great result from Bellafill when it is in the right hands but you should be aware of the risk. I have added a video that may help you.
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Radiesse or Artefill?
It is important to understand that the aging process is dynamic, and that the concept of a "permanent" filler will not stop the normal process that occurs with time. Radiesse and Artefill both have the advantage of greater longevity than a filler like Juvederm or Restylane. However, Artefill contains polymethylmethacrylate, a substance otherwise known as "super glue", while Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite, found naturally in our bone structure. There are reasons that Artefill, previously know in Europe and Canada as Artecoll took so long to achieve FDA approval in this country. In certain circumstances, Artefill can provide great benefit, but the results, longevity, and composition of Radiesse make it an easy choice when considering longer lasting fillers.