What are the differences between Belotero Hyaluronic acid and Radiesse Plus Calcium Hydroxyapatite
A short article by body contouring expert Dr Bob John, Clique Clinic
Dermal filler injections are currently the number two most commonly performed non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the US, losing out only to Botulinum Toxin A injections, which sits at the number one position.
If you are wondering what is the difference between Botulinum Toxin A and dermal filler injections, then you can find out more by reading up on our links here
and here http://www.cliqueclinic.com/dermal-fillers/
Dermal filler injections are lunchtime procedures that can be done in less than an hour yet produce significant and long lasting results for skin rejuvenation, non-surgical rhinoplasty, eye bag treatment, as well as skin tightening.
But are all dermal fillers the same? Beyond just the brand names for Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, Teosyal, Neauvia), how are products such as Radiesse (Hyaluronic acid) and Ellanse (Polycaprolactone) different from the rest?
Here I will try to answer some of your questions regarding dermal fillers, and prove to you that not all dermal fillers are created equal.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers (Belotero)
Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar (polysaccharide) that is naturally present in body tissues. It combines with water and swells up when in gel form, contributing to a smoothing/filling effect.
In some cases, hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers is chemically modified (crosslinked) to make it last longer in the body. The effects of hyaluronic acid typically lasts 6 – 12 months, depending on the character and cross-linking.
There are various types of technology used to crosslink hyaluronic acid, and Belotero’s Cohesive Polydensified Matrix gives the filler the optimum characteristics of cohesivity, plasticity and elasticity1
As a consequence, the Belotero range of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers distributes and integrates homogenously intradermally, leading to a natural, “smooth” and natural looking effect when compared to competitors.