There are two main types of dermal fillers on the market that UI Hospitals and Clinics uses, Restylane® and Radiesse®.
Restylane® is an FDA-approved, long-lasting gel, similar to one of the body's own natural substances (hyaluronic acid). This makes it a safe way to restore volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles. Restylane® is also an excellent way to improve the appearance of the lips. After the age of 25, the body slows down production of hyaluronic acid, leading to facial lines, folds and wrinkles.
The treatment takes approximately 15 minutes in an office setting and the results are immediate. The effects typically last six months.
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved filler that gives your face a natural, refreshed look without the fine lines and wrinkles that can come with age.
Radiesse® is made of very tiny, calcium-based microspheres suspended in a clear gel. Your body naturally produces collagen between the microspheres which contributes to Radiesse’s® long term effects. These microspheres stimulate the growth of your own collagen and over time rebuilds your skin’s foundation, giving you a natural, relaxed look.
Studies have shown that a single Radiesse® treatment can last a year or longer. Radiesse® is used to fill deep wrinkles and lines and for non-surgical facial contouring. Unlike collagen, no skin testing is required and allergic reactions are uncommon.
Results are visible immediately following the treatment in an office setting. Radiesse® contains no animal products, is very compatible with the body, and lasts much longer than most other fillers.