With so many dermal fillers on the market these days, you may be wondering which one is right for you. At a quick glance, it seems that they all do just about the same thing, but this is not the case. While many are similar, some of them differ significantly in their composition and their modes of action. Be sure to choose with care and to see our provider, who will be able to tell you which option is best for you based on your needs and skin care goals. In particular, we see many questions regarding Radiesse® versus Voluma®. At our Gainesville office, we provide a variety of dermal filler options for those who are noticing the beginning effects of aging in their faces.
You may benefit from dermal fillers if you are unhappy with the look of baggy skin around your chin or jowls, hollows in your cheeks or deep lines and wrinkles around your mouth, forehead, nose or chin. Now, take a look at the differences between Radiesse® and Voluma®.
Radiesse® causes neocollagenesis, meaning that it actually stimulates your body to create more of its own collagen. It can be used successfully in a variety of areas across your face. On the face, our practitioner may use this gel to fill in and smooth everything from lines between the mouth and nose to the deeper crevices on the chin that form after years of making certain expressions. While you may notice some immediate volumizing results, Radiesse® continues to work as time progresses, giving you long-lasting, natural-looking results. This is because it stimulates your own collagen to grow, filling out the tissues beneath the skin. This filling effect could last up to 18 months.
On the other hand, Voluma® is used primarily for filling in sunken, hollowed-out cheeks due to age. Keep in mind that Radiesse® can also be used to plump the cheeks. You may find that it works well for you. You may find that Radiesse® is the best choice for you for added cheek volume because it eventually stimulates your own collagen to improve the regeneration process, which Voluma® cannot do.
While both are great products, you may want to consider Radiesse® over Voluma® if you prefer neocollagenesis with cheek fillers or if you want to treat deep lines in certain areas where Radiesse® truly excels. We encourage you to visit the office of Dr. James DeStephens in Gainesville for a consultation to find out which treatment is best for your needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!