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Radiesse® Vs Juvederm Voluma®, What’s the Difference?

Radiesse® Vs Juvederm Voluma®, What’s the Difference?


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Let’s face it: unless you’re a teenager trying to pass for 21, no matter how old you are, you want to look younger. Because aging gracefully is now more attainable than ever, there are a variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments that we offer patients here at the Center for Plastic Surgery. Whether you’re in your twenties or significantly older, fillers are one of the most popular noninvasive procedures that we use to help soften fine lines and wrinkles and add more volume to the face and lips.

Two similar injectables that we have offered here at our office to add volume to the cheeks, under-eye, pre-jowl, and nose are Radiesse and Juvederm Voluma. Although both of these injectables are fillers designed for the same problem, they are different. These differences have caused us to prefer one over the other. Let’s take a closer look.

Radiesse®

Radiesse has been used for cosmetic purposes since 2005 and was the first soft tissue filler that was heavy enough to elevate the deep tissue and help with volume loss under the eye, in the cheeks, and in the pre-jowl area. Made from calcium hydroxylapatite— a naturally occurring compound in the body used in cleft palate repair in children for many years— Radiesse works on two levels. When it is initially injected, it works to automatically add more volume to the area but it also works to encourage your body’s natural production of collagen— which helps make the results last longer than other fillers before it. The average longevity is 18 months. Its biggest drawback is its lack of reversibility.

Juvederm Voluma®

Here at our office, we offer a variety of  Juvederm fillers used for different purposes, but we are going to focus on Juvederm Voluma. Voluma hasn’t been around for as long as Radiesse but took off when it was released in 2014 because of its safety and longevity. Made from hyaluronic acid, also a naturally occurring substance but reversible, Voluma works the same as Radiesse by filling deep spaces to help add more volume. It, too, unlike any other filler other than Radiesse, is heavy enough to support the tissues. It lasts a minimum of 2 years and we have seen it last well beyond 3 years. Because the price per month of longevity is less than Radiesse and, because of its reversibility making it safer, it is now our preferred filler for volume replacement. We combine it with the other Juvederm products to give you the best results for whatever problem you have that fillers can correct.

If you want to learn more about fillers, schedule a consultation at our Highlands office today by calling us at (828) 526-3783.

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A combination of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin provides support and suppleness that is responsible for naturally youthful skin. Too little of the aforementioned substances will most likely lead to volume loss, resulting to the appearance of wrinkles and folds.

Here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, men and women seek our facial rejuvenation services not only because they want to look good but also feel good about themselves. Majority of these patients prefer having lunchtime or minimally-invasive procedures as they do not have the luxury of longer recovery periods associated with major plastic surgery. In addition, they also want results that can be noticed immediately.

Good thing there’s Radiesse!

Radiesse is a dermal filler that works by restoring facial volume immediately after it is injected. This biocompatible filler is made of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water based gel carrier. What sets it apart from other fillers is its ability to stimulate your body to regenerate its own supply of collagen. In addition, Radiesse is known for its long-lasting results which can last for 18 months!

5 Cosmetic Concerns that Respond Well to Radiesse

1. Nasolabial Folds, also known as smile lines. These creases typically run from the side of your nose down to the corners of your mouth.
2. Marionette Lines or vertical lines that laterally encircle the chin area.
3. Downturned appearance of the mouth
4. Appearance of jowls
5. Wrinkles and creases that tend to form horizontally across the chin area

Do you live in or near Highlands, North Carolina and would like to learn more about Radiesse?  We are located at 209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands, NC.  Call us at 828-526-3783 or fill out this contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to your visit!