Are Restylane and Radisse Made by the Same Company and What Are the Differences in Effect and Price?
Restylane vs. Radiesse - Manufacturer? Results? Price?
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Are Restylane and Radiesse the Same?
Hi Roxana. Restylane and Radiesse are very different. Restylane's main active ingredient is hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally occurring in the body. HA is what make a baby's skin so soft as it has the ability to absorb 1000x it's weight in water. It works with by filling folds in the face and absorbing water to make the lines that mark these folds smoother.
Radiesse is composed of synthetic micronized Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres. Radiesse is a much thicker product than Restylane and is also longer lasting. It works by supporting and lifting as much as by filling. Because it is a heavier product that can "scaffold" or support the skin, it is commonly used in the cheeks and other areas that need volume, but do not necessarily have creases or folds that need to be filled.
Radiesse syringes have 50% more volume, are normally more expensive and generally are longer lasting than Restylane.
Restylane (and juvederm) vs. Radiesse
Restylane and juvederm are very similar products. Both work well for superficial lines, such as nasolabial folds and marionette lines (around your nose and mouth). It also works well for temples, area under your eyes and hands.
Radiesse works better for VOLUME correction - cheeks, temple, deep lines around nose and mouth, and chin. It also works very well for volume replacement in your hands. Radiesse lasts a bit longer as well.
I recommend you see your local dermatologist for a consultation. Most patients can benefit from one or both of these products.
Restylane and radiesse
Restylane and Radiesse are two very different products used for similar indications. I prefer restylane because it can be dissolved if the results are not satisfactory. Radiesse can not.