Radiesse vs. Juvederm By on February 08, 2013

Radiesse vs. JuvedermMore and more people are considering non-surgical treatments in order to look their best. While cosmetic surgery has proven extremely effective for many in the past, these non-surgical options have been able to achieve comparable results with none of the downtime. One especially popular option for anti-aging and wrinkle reduction is the use of cosmetic injections. A Minneapolis plastic surgeon will have many types of injections at their disposal to meet the needs of patients.

Right now, the team at our plastic surgery center in Minneapolis would like to focus on two particular cosmetic injections: Radiesse and Juvederm. These both have their own uses and advantages, so we think it would be worthwhile to compare the two and how they might be able to meet your needs.

About Radiesse

Radiesse is a dermal filler that's ideal for people dealing with deep lines, wrinkles, and signs of age. The Radiesse solution itself consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a gel-like solution. These microspheres are the secret to the effectiveness of Radiesse.

During the first three months after the injection has been administered, Radiesse acts like any other dermal filler. Then, after that period has elapsed, the microspeheres stimulate the production of new collagen under the skin, allowing the dermal filler properties to continue for up to two years.

The Best Candidates for Radiesse

Radiesse is an ideal option for patients who are facing issues related to lines, wrinkles, and other signs of advanced aging. It's also the ideal dermal filler for HIV patients who suffer from facial lipoatrophy, a condition in which the fat of the face diminishes, resulting in a bony/gaunt appearance.

About Juvederm

Juvederm is a dermal filler used to address deep lines, wrinkles, and lip augmentation needs. The Juvederm solution is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body, which means that there is little chance that patients will experience an allergic reaction. (The same is true for Radiesse.)

The Best Candidates for Juvederm

The best candidates for Juvederm are people who are dealing with issues related to lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging around the face. Juvederm is also a great option to consider for lip augmentation needs should patients want to have lips that are fuller, plumper, and more pronounced.

Am I a better fit for Radiesse or Juvederm?

As with any aesthetic treatment, the ideal option for you will depend on your aesthetic goals as well as other concerns. During the consultation process at our cosmetic plastic surgery center, we will make sure that you have all the information that you need to make the best possible choice concerning your anti-aging and facial rejuvenation goals.

Other Cosmetic Injection Options

In addition to Radiesse and Juvederm, there are many other injectable treatments to consider, including other dermal fillers and the wrinkle reducing Minneapolis BOTOX injection. We will make sure that you are aware of all of these options as well before any treatment place is devised.

Learn More About Facial Aesthetics and Rejuvenation

For more information about Radiesse, Juvederm, and the many other kinds of cosmetic injections that are available, be sure to contact our Edina, MN cosmetic plastic surgery center today. Our entire team is here to help you make the best possible decisions regarding your appearance.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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