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Comparing Types of Dermal Fillers (Part 2)
Dermal fillers are more popular than ever. And like any trend that enjoys a sudden explosion of popularity, the market is currently flooded with an overwhelming number of dermal filler options for patients to choose from. With so many options, it might seem impossible to settle on the right one.
Fortunately, at AMAE Med Spa, Troy, MI area plastic surgeon and dermal filler expert Dr. Azhar Ali is committed to matching all of his patients with the dermal filler that will best meet their aesthetic goals. In this two-part article, re Dr. Ali explains the difference between the most popular dermal fillers in use today.
CLICK HERE for Part 1 of Comparing Types of Dermal Fillers
Sculptra Dermal Fillers
What Sculptra Dermal Filler Does:
Sculptra was originally introduced to the dermal filler market as a means of adding volume to the faces of patients afflicted with HIV. It has subsequently been approved for cosmetic use, and is one of the most effective dermal fillers for filling in sunken or hollow-looking areas of the face. While Sculptra can significantly reduce the appearance of lines and folds around the face, this particular dermal filler is not intended to be injected into the lips or around the eyes.
How Sculptra Dermal Filler Works:
The primary ingredient found in Sculptra dermal fillers is the synthetic compound poly-L-lactic (PLLA), which stimulates the production of collagen. As a result, the Sculptra dermal filler patients will require several treatments in order to see visible results, which should be spread out approximately four to six weeks apart.
How Long Sculptra Dermal Filler Lasts:
In 2011, a clinical study was published stating results from Sculptra dermal filler injections lasted as long as two years after completion of the initial treatment session (based on an average of three injections).
Radiesse Dermal Filler
What Radiesse Dermal Fillers Do:
This particular dermal filler is ideal for patients wishing to treat the nasolabial folds and other moderate-to-severe creases of the face. Radiesse dermal fillers can also add volume to facial contours such as the cheeks, but is not used on the lips.
How Radiesse Dermal Fillers Work:
The mineral calcium hydroxyapatite -which is also found in human bones and teeth- is an active ingredient in Radiesse dermal fillers. The calcium particles found therein creates a thick, gel-like solution, allowing for Radiesse dermal fillers to replenish volume to the treatment area almost immediately. As time goes on, the body will metabolize the calcium found in the dermal filler and will absorb the gel, leaving behind only the patient’s own collagen.
How Long Radiesse Dermal Fillers Last:
Since this dermal filler stimulates the natural production of collagen through its inclusion of calcium hydroxyapatite, Radiesse dermal fillers can last over a year, and is able to maintain results with less material and fewer touch-ups than competing dermal filler products.
CLICK HERE for Part 3 of Comparing Types of Dermal Fillers
Best Dermal Fillers – Troy, MI Area
With so many options available, it is important for anyone considering dermal fillers to have all the facts about which product will best meet their needs. Fortunately, and the Troy, MI area AMAE Med Spa, Dr. Ali works tirelessly with all of his patients to provide them with a treatment plan that will satisfy all of their aesthetic goals. Contact us today for a consultation, and to learn more about the many options available to anyone considering dermal fillers.