Radiesse and Restylane of the most popular facial fillers. Patients often get them confused. Now that the economy has taken a downward turn, a lot of people are looking for cheaper ways to look better. Facial fillers are one the ways this can be achieved. Allow me to explain the difference.
Radiesse is a longer lasting filler that the manufacturer says will last “up to” a year. It is used for deeper lines on the face such as the “laugh lines” and for Non Surgical Nose Jobs. It is FDA approved and is made of natural materials with little chance of allergic reaction.
Restylane, on the other hand, is a shorter lasting filler (3 to 6 months) and is used for fine lines and for filler in superficial scars. Also FDA approved.
Just so you understand, BOTOX is not a filler. It is a safe “paralyzing” agent which helps get rid of wrinkles on the forehead, neck and “anger lines” between the eyes. It can also used to reduce excessive sweating on the palms and in the armpits. In my opinion it is an exceptional product. It lasts about 4 to 6 months.
So now that you know the difference, you can make a better judgement about which product is best for you. To be sure, call for a free consultation, 212-888-7773