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Restylane vs Perlane vs Juvéderm vs Radiesse: What’s the Difference?

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| September 27, 2012 by Don Mehrabi MD FAAD

The medical and cosmetic field has gone through many changes and advancements throughout the years but some may fear that they’ve left the general public behind in the times. Many potential patients are lost only because the terminology has changed or the product has lost its value (i.e. collagen). With that said, we would like to clarify the use of 4 popular dermal fillers and their differences: Restylane, Perlane, Juvéderm, and Radiesse.

The common characteristic of these products is that they are “dermal fillers“, injectable material injected underneath the skin or tissue to minimize to diminish lines or grooves caused over time. All 4 products are primarily designed to treat the Nasolabial Folds (the parenthesis or laugh lines around the mouth) but have been used to enhance or correct other facial features, sucha as the lips, cheeks, nose, and neck area.

Fillers are not made the same though. Radiesse is a paste-like material while Restylane, Perlane, and Juvéderm are gels. These gels vary in consistency making each one unique and probably more desirable for treatment of certain areas. The application of these products is best determined and applied by a professional practicing physician.

Dermal Filler Differences

To find out more about the differences, visit our page about dermal fillers.

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About the Author:

Don Mehrabi MD is a Board Certified Los Angeles Dermatologist with offices in Beverly Hills, Encino-Tarzana, and Glendale. Voted Best Dermatologist in Glendale for the last 2 years, Dr. Mehrabi specializes in personal dermatologic care for all medical and cosmetic dermatology including Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Sclerotherapy, Laser, Mole Removal, Acne, and Skin Cancer.

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