Dr. Rohit Kumar

Sculptra vs. Radiesse: How to Choose the Right Dermal Filler

Sculptra and Radiesse are two popular dermal fillers known for restoring facial volume and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. They work differently, and understanding these differences will help patients make informed decisions about their skin rejuvenation treatments.

Different Formulas

Sculptra: This filler is primarily made of poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biocompatible synthetic substance that stimulates the skin’s natural collagen production. Over time, it helps to replace lost collagen, improving the skin’s overall texture and elasticity.

Radiesse: Comprising of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in an aqueous gel carrier, Radiesse provides both instant volume and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production.

Results to Expect

Sculptra: Results appear gradually, as collagen is produced over time. Most patients report seeing the most significant improvements within a few months of their treatment, with a natural, youthful look.

Radiesse: The effects of Radiesse dermal filler are visible immediately after injection. The CaHA particles create an instant volumizing effect, and as they break down over time, they stimulate collagen production for continued improvement and long-lasting results.

Areas of Treatment

Sculptra: Sculptra filler are commonly used to treat deep facial wrinkles, nasolabial folds, and loss of volume in the cheeks. It can also be used in other areas like the temples, and chin or to add volume and shape to the buttocks.

Radiesse: While also used for similar indications as Sculptra, Radiesse has FDA approval for hand rejuvenation, addressing volume loss on the back of the hands.

Average Result Durations

Sculptra: The effects of Sculptra can last up to two years and in some cases even longer. Maintenance treatments can further prolong the benefits.

Radiesse: Results from Radiesse typically last for at least one year, with many patients enjoying the benefits for up to 2 years. As with Sculptra, maintence treatments with Radiesse will prolong the benefits.

Downtime Post-Procedure

Sculptra: Most patients experience minimal downtime, with some mild swelling or bruising. It’s typically recommended to massage the treated area several times a day for a few days post-treatment.

Radiesse: Similarly, Radiesse has minimal downtime. Some individuals might experience swelling, bruising, or redness, but these side effects generally resolve within a few days.

Pain and Other Notes

Both fillers may cause some discomfort upon injection, but this varies from person to person. Numbing agents are generally not required. As with any injectable treatment, there’s a risk of side effects such as itching, redness, and tenderness, but these are generally mild and temporary.

Book a Consultation with Dr. Rohit Kumar to Learn More About Radiesse Filler in Mississauga, Brampton, or the GTA

Dr. Rohit Kumar is an expert in the field of cosmetic fillers and offers personalized consultations to help you determine the best treatment option for your needs. If you’re in Mississauga, Brampton or the GTA and considering Radiesse dermal filler or any other dermal filler, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kumar to get professional advice tailored to your specific goals and needs.

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