Radiesse Vs. Restylane
- Asked by pippin in new mexico
- 5 years ago
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Radiesse vs. Restylane
There is not best, but perhaps better choices based on the situation. Restylane and Juvederm are hyaluronic acid fillers. The are soft, gel-like fillers. Juvederm lasts a hit longer, especially the Ultra Plus. They can be used anywhere, but may be most powerful around the mouth/lips. Radiesse on the other hand, is moe of a paste-like filler and therefore has more integrity to it. It can, therefore, be used to "lift" as it will push up against the skin instead of just fill. Radiesse lasts longer than most HA fillers, and therefore is a bit more expensive. This product also stimulates natural collagen creation. I like Radiesse for nasolabial folds and cheek augmentation. That said, it all depends on what the patient wants.
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Which filler is best for nasolabial folds?
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm Ultra Plus, Perlane and biostimulatory fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra work well for nasolabial folds.
Of the hyaluronic acid fillers, Juvederm lasts longer than Restylane. The larger, more robust particles of Juvederm Ultra Plus and Perlane work better in the nasolabial folds than the smaller, more delicate particles of Juvederm Ultra or Restylane. The smaller particle fillers like Juvederm Ultra and Restylane work better for areas like the lips and fine wrinles that need filling.
Biostimulatory fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra are excellent for the nasolabial folds. Part of their action is stimulating the skin's own production of collagen, which adds volume in that area. These fillers also last longer than the hyaluronic acid filliers. However, the downside of these is the difficulty in removing them if there is an adverse reaction.
The most important factor are the qualification and experience of the doctor injecting these materials.
Radiesse, Restylane and Juvederm all work well for nasolabial folds
In my experience, all three of these products work beautifully for the nasolabial folds, also called the parentheses lines, extending between the edges of the nostrils and the corners of the mouth. The primary difference between them is that Restylane and Juvederm are have a shorter duration (~ 6-9 months) as compared with Radiesse, which can last up to 18 months or longer. I have not found a difference in duration between Restylane and Juvederm. The advantage of these hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers is that they can be dissolved with a simple injection of hyaluronidase in the unlikely event of a lump or asymmetry. Radiesse cannot be dissolved and is slightly more expensive at our center. I have not found a difference in the degree of bruising with any of these fillers.
Radiesse probably lasts longer
In the nasolabial folds, Restylane and Juvederm last about a similar length of time, with maybe a slight advantage to Restylane in my practice. Radiesse definitely lasts longer but because of its nature, needs to be injected deeper.
Please, for your sake, avoid any permanent fillers and Artefill. Over the years, I have seen patients with serious infectious problems from permanent products such as liquid silicone. Major granulomas and draining pustules have presented in Artefill patients as many as 8 years after the injection.
Radiesse vs. Restylane: Facial Filler Choices for Nasolabial Folds
In our practice, we exclusively employ Radiesse for the nasolabial folds and Juvederm for the lips. It is not to say that this is the only option available, but it is the choice that our office has made based on longterm patient satisfaction.
What is better in the nasolabilal folds Radiesse or Restylane?
Radiesse is better in this area because it lasts longer. Juvederm ultra plus is longer lasting than Restylane and would be my second choice.
Radiesse for nasolabial folds and Juvederm for the lips
I echo Dr. Raffy's comments and employ the same protocol in my offices - Radiesse for the nasolabial folds and Juvederm for the lips. Patients have been very happy and have immediate satisfaction and long term outcomes have been very satisfactory with this regimen.
Radiesse and Perlane last longer than restylane
I prefer to use radiesse and perlane in the nasolabial folds especially if the folds are deeper. I find that both products can last 9 months to a year and produce beautiful results. Restylane and juvederm are good for layering on top in the very fine superficial lines. Once again, go to someone who is comfortable using different types of fillers and can assess what your particular needs are.
See a qualified physician to see what is best for you!
Thanks for your question.
Both are good.
Radiesse and Restylane are both good for the nasolabial folds. Radiesse is going to cost more, but I would favor Radiesse for the nasolabial folds, given its longer duration - up to 1 year or longer. Incidentally, I would favor Juvederm over Restylane because Juvederm actually lasts longer (on average 9 months in the nasolabial folds) because of the cross-linking of hyaluronic acid molecules.
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