Restylane®/Juvederm is a safe cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Restylane®/Juvederm have been used in more than 3 million treatments and in over 70 countries. They are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Its job is to provide fullness and elasticity. Over time, the skin loses hyaluronic acid due to general aging. And as it diminishes, the skin loses volume which increases the chance for wrinkles and folds to appear. The hyaluronic acid in Restylane® is a crystal-clear gel called NASHA or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid.
RADIESSE™ dermal filler is setting a new standard for facial contouring and augmentation. The filler immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features while continuing to work over time. The dermal filler has patented microsphere technology and stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts. RADIESSE™ dermal filler is made of unique patented calcium hydroxyl apatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel carrier. When injected into the skin, these microspheres initially perform as a filler - they immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. The transformation is noticeable right away. Over time, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, leaving the very tiny, smooth microspheres to remain. These microspheres start a process in your body called neocollagenesis, or the creation of new collagen. New collagen production will begin in your own body and encourages collagen growth around the injection site(s).