Injectables- Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm: Three Alternatives to Consider
At one time, there weren’t many options when it came to the treatment of minor wrinkles or fine lines. Today, however, three injectables, namely Juvederm® Restylane®, and Radiesse® have come onto the market with non-surgical and non-biological treatment options that most candidates should consider as a viable option.
Juvederm is an injectable treatment used to fill out fine to deep wrinkles,and to ultimately create a fuller, youthful appearance. It consists of gel filler,which has been shown to be safe, and effective for about 9 months at a time. Juvederm is actually injected into the middle to deep subsurface skin layers.The appearance of wrinkles disappears as the area of skin is plumped out and up. This produces an extremely natural and youthful appearance sought by both men and women.
Another option that is becoming more popular today is that of Restylane ®. It was created specifically to be compatible with your body’s chemistry, so the chances of adverse reactions are minimal at best. Like Juvederm, this injectable is placed in the sub-dermal region, and the results can last up to six months or more.
Another option is Radiesse ®. This product works a little differently to get the same basic effects. In this case, a Radiesse ® injection works below the surface to actually create a new framework or scaffolding to support the skin. In addition to adding volume, this injectable also helps to stimulate the production of collagen, giving your face a fuller, more vibrant appearance. Radiesse ® also lasts about 1 to 2 years and is a bit firmer than either Restylane ® or Juvederm®. Therefore, it may not be the best choice for every patient. As a plastic surgeon specializing in facial aesthetics I can help you choose the best treatment to suit your needs.
If you are considering using one of these three injectables, it is important to consult with your doctor, before, during, and certainly after the procedure. I invite you to call my office and make an appointment today. I am confident you will find your experience at my office a pleasant and valuable one.