As we age, the skin loses its youthful appearance. Radiesse, Restylane ®, Juvederm®, and Belotero Balance® are dermal fillers that restore fullness to the skin and gently lift sagging skin instantly for a natural look. They can be used, for example, to restore the apple of the cheek, plump the lips or fill wrinkles.
All of these injectable fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, a non-animal based substance that occurs naturally in the body. The difference between the hyaluronic fillers is the size of the gel particles. Juvederm has larger gel particles compared to Belotero Balance and Restylane.
Radiesse® consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel carrier, which is a biocompatible, biodegradable material. It is the same composition as the mineral portion of bone and teeth.