Collagen building fillers

Radiesser

Primarily, RADIESSE is a volumizing filler used to plump up moderate to severe facial wrinkles and to restore lost volume, such as the nasolabial folds and the cheeks. However, it is so much more than just a volumizing filler.

Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm, RADIESSE works by stimulating your body to produce collagen. It is made of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres (25 µm to 45 µm) suspended in an aqueous gel carrier of sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). When injected, it immediately adds volume to deficient areas and contour facial features. Over time, the CMC gel is fully absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind your own natural collagen.

It was first FDA approved in 2006 for treating folds and wrinkles in the face, with 6 million procedures being performed to date. In 2015, RADIESSE received FDA approval for treating volume loss in the back of the hands. To date, it is the only dermal filler approved for this purpose

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Bellafill

Is an FDA-approved dermal filler for permanent implantation into the skin for the correction of nasolabial folds, or smile lines. It can be used in both women and men. Bellafill is a non-resorbable

Effects of the reatments was shown to last 5 years+, unlike many other dermal fillers that are absorbed and require reinjection in few months-to 1-2 yeras. Bellafill is also approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial acne scars on the cheeks in patients over the age of 21 years.

Bellafill is a combination of microsphere enhanced bovine collagen with the local anesthetic lidocaine. The microspheres are produced from a synthetic implant material called polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) in accordance with FDA and USDA guidelines and are roughly 30 to 50 microns in size, barely visible to the naked eye. An allergy skin test is required prior to first use.

Sculptra

Is an FDA-approved injectable filler that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s longer-lasting than hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvéderm or Restylane because Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), which stimulates collagen production. Sculptra can replace facial volume that’s been lost due to weight loss or aging, but it’s not recommended for use on the lips or eyes. Sculptra lasts 2–3 years—longer than many hyaluronic acid-based fillers, which last 6–18 months (depending on the type of filler used). It stimulates collagen production to improve your results over time, with the best results visible four to six months post-treatment

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