The filler debate is nothing but pure choice when making your decision to choose a filling substance to enhance your physical appearance and we know that there are quite a few on the market, however I would like to enlighten all on the two that we concentrate on here at Murrysville Spa Skincare & Laser Center. Radiesse and Juvederm. Both basically do the same thing add volume and plump up the skin, both an in and out procedure both approved by the FDA and yes both can have bruising at the injection site , redness and swelling. But there is a difference between the two on the substance in which they originated, placement and longevity and on price. Caution: do not let price ever dictate which one is better and besides your doctor will guide you on the right decision.
Juvederm can last up to 9 months and is made up of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance that is found in human tissue a complex sugar molecule. It is non-allergenic no skin testing required and lasts longer than collagen. It is a clear like jelly material that is ideal for the small areas of injection and it retains up to 10 times its volume in water. Juvederm comes with an anesthetic already in it which makes its less painful when injected. It is great for facial lines, facial shaping and lip enhancement. Radiesse consists of microspheres that are calcium based in a water based gel that lasts longer than Juvederm possibly up to a year longer and will give you double the volume costs more and stimulates the body to produce collagen. Sounds good right! But theres more.
Radiesse can fill even in scars but it is mainly used on people with deeper lines. It can be used on nasolabial folds, facial contouring, hands, frown lines,cheek enhancement and even chin reshaping. Its large particle size is much to large to use on the lips and because of its toothpaste white appearance you would see it right through the lips and if you have thin skin you would also see it through the skin. I hope I gave you some food for thought about the filler choices that we offer here and why at Murrysville Spa Skincare & Laser Center. I hope that you will join the over 1 million people that made the decision to use a filler to enhance their appearance last year and be proud to say that you are.