Juvederm Vs. Radiesse Vs. Sculptra - What’s the difference?

There are a multitude of different types of facial fillers on the market: Juvederm vs. Radiesse, Restalyne, Belotero, Sculptra, Voluma, etc - and there are always new fillers getting FDA approval-- it's hard to keep them all straight! The good news is that regardless of name or manufacturer, there are similarities between these dermal fillers and they can be broken up into categories by substance or by what indications they are used for. 

There is a multitude of different types of facial fillers on the market: Juvederm vs. Radiesse, Restalyne, Belotero, Sculptra, Voluma, etc - and there are always new fillers getting FDA approval-- it's hard to keep them all straight! The good news is that regardless of name or manufacturer, there are similarities between these dermal fillers and they can be broken up into categories by substance or by what indications they are used for.

There is also the confusion of Botox vs. Fillers - read the blog for more info on this topic!

Types of Fillers

Hyaluronic Acid - Juvederm


The most common type of dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid based. Juvederm, Voluma, Restalyne, Belotero, Vollure, and Volbella are all hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies- in our joints, skin, and eyes. One of the greatest attributes of hyaluronic acid based fillers is that it is reversible. This is a huge advantage over other fillers because we can add or remove at any time and do not have to wait for any filler to wear off. Hyaluronic acid fillers come in many different consistencies, from a soft, honey-like feel for fine lines to thicker, more substantial firmness for mimicking bone structure or providing a lift to the face.

 

Calcium Hydroxyapatite - Radiesse


Radiesse is an opaque, thicker substance that is made from calcium microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. As your body breaks down the gel, the microspheres stimulate collagen in the area, with results lasting up to a year. Radiesse is also the only filler that is FDA approved for treating age-related volume loss for the tops of the hands.

 

Poly-L-Lactic Acid - Sculptra


Sculptra is made from the same ingredient as dissolvable stitches and builds up your own collagen that can last up to two years. Several treatments are required in the first few months of receiving Sculptra, and the results are not immediate. It often takes several months after the initial injections to start seeing a difference, but it is one of the longest lasting injectable fillers on the market.

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Which filler do I choose?


We often tell patients that all of these different fillers are like painter’s brushes or makeup brushes- there is no single one that is suitable for every application. Breaking it down by area, these are the fillers that are used most often:

  • Temples - Voluma or Sculptra
  • Cheeks - Voluma, Sculptra, Radiesse
  • Under Eyes/Tear Troughs - Vollure, Volbella, Radiesse, Belotero
  • Nasolabial Folds - Juvederm, Radiesse, Vollure, Restalyne
  • Marionette Lines - Juvederm, Radiesse, Vollure, Restalyne
  • Lip Lines - Volbella, Belotero
  • Lips - Juvederm, Restalyne, Vollure, Volbella, Belotero
  • Jowls/ Prejowl Sulcus - Voluma, Sculptra, Radiesse, Vollure
  • Chin - Voluma, Sculptra, Radiesse

Let your injection esthetician help you make this decision. Book a facial fillers consultation at Denver Laser Solutions today.

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