As you are all aware, there are numerous dermal filler products and substances on the market today. The joy of this competition is that both product and technique are constantly advancing, and this can only mean better results for patients.
Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers tend to dominate the market space, and are widely regarded as the safest, most effective and easiest product to use for both patients and doctors alike.
But many patients are unaware that other dermal filler substances are also available, and offer significant differences, advantages and disadvantages.
It’s with this in mind that I want to introduce everyone to a product called Radiesse.
Advantages of both
Both Radiesse and HA dermal fillers are extremely well tested, studied and researched. Both offer low incidence of adverse reactions and almost zero allergic reactions.
The most distinct advantage of HA dermal fillers is that they can be injected into the lips. Being soft and supple, they make the perfect lip enhancement. Another advantage is that should your doctor make a mistake, the treatment is reversible with another injection of hyaluronidase.
Radiesse on the other hand, has a distinct advantage in that results last significantly longer. This means that in the hands of skilled doctors, your results can last almost twice as long. Most importantly however, since Radiesse has a thicker consistency with distinct particles, it’s a more suitable lifting dermal filler for volumising. This makes it an ideal product to use for cheek volumising and symmetry.
Disadvantages of both
Gel migration is often a massive disadvantage for HA dermal fillers. Small particles makes it easy for your HA treatment to dissipate into the surrounding tissue, thus leaving minimal results. Of course, good doctors can make allocations for this, but that normally results in a more expensive treatment.
The most significant disadvantage of Radiesse is that the treatment is non-reversible. This means you need to work with a well-trained and proven doctor within the aesthetics industry to minimise the risk.
The joy of dermal fillers
The purpose of this article is not to ask patients to choose between the two options, but to help them realise that options do exist. This means as a patient, you can work with different dermal fillers to achieve your ideal result.
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