52 years old Radiesse or voluma. Which filler to add volume for over 50? (photos)

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Mid facial volume

First off you're a beautiful 52year old! You've obviously taken care of yourself and your skin and for that- you're already way ahead of the curve so congratulations on that!

As far as which product to use, I would recommend using whatever facial plastic surgeon you trust uses. Results are great and similar with either. We all have different relationships with he products and the product companies quite frankly and that it's like Pepsi or Coke- some people swear for one and against the other... They are different products yes.. But they accomplish the same task. 

I routinely use Radiesse. The reasons why is that it comes in a 1.5cc syringe so my patients are getting more volume which they like (voluma comes in 1.0cc syringe). I also can add different amounts of lidocaine to my Radiesse depending on how thick I want it. Radiesse also stimulates collagen formation and lasts longer. 

Hope this helps!


Dr. Robb




Evans Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Radiesse vs Voluma

Hello Tulabula,

Radiesse and Voluma are both great fillers for lifting and contouring. I would have to say that Radiesse has proven to me to last longer, stimulate the collagen production and give the facial lifting and sculpting that most patients are desiring. Consult with your provider to determine which product would be best for you. Best to you, Dr Faraz

Radiesse for collagen, Voluma and Juvederm for contouring

This is a difficult answer as a full 3 D examination is required. I like Radiesse for collagen stimulation - as shown in the video below. In your case, at the age of 52, your volume seems to be excellent. Personally I would use another Juvederm product called Volift, to contour your cheekbones. Remember to stay natural, its the balance between skin texture, tone and volume that gives the best results. Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

Davin Lim, MBBS, FACD
Brisbane Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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The picture your provided, though you are smiling, does not appear to show the need for any filler to me.  A picture of face your face at rest, when you are not smiling, would be helpful to give you the best advice.  In general, Radiesse or Voluma could both be used to add volume to the face in someone over 50.  There are a variety of other agents as well, including Sculptra and Bellafill that could help as well.  Radiesse is a bit firmer than Voluma, so I find it works well to augment areas directly over bone, such as over the cheek bones or the chin.  Voluma is softer, so may work better in areas not over bone, such as the mid portion of the cheeks.  

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