For many who want to rid themselves of deep lines and wrinkles, injectable dermal fillers like Radiesse and Juvederm are an effective solution. Whether it's to plump up lips, smooth fine lines around the forehead, or ease the effects of wrinkles around the nose and mouth, injectable fillers can help temporarily reverse the aging process. The length of time they last depends on which injectable filler you choose.
The effects of Radiesse can last 1 to 2 years, which is preferable for those who would rather limit their treatments. Made of calcium hydroxy-lapatitie (a synthetic form of a material found in bones and teeth), Radiesse is mostly used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, such as nasolabial folds. Radiesse stimulates the body to produce new collagen, used most commonly to treat:
Juvederm is a popular choice among patients looking for a dermal filler that offers long-lasting results. Juvederm is an injectable gel offering a smooth consistency that flows easily into the skin for a more natural look and feel. Typically lasting up to one year, Juvederm is available in two formulas: Ultra and Ultra Plus. Patients can choose which Juvederm formula is right for them based on the desired longevity of the results.
Juvederm is used most commonly to treat: