Radiesse® and Sculptra® compose a class of dermal fillers known as collagen stimulators. They possess the unique ability to act as a scaffold under the skin, stimulating collagen production. Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, ingredients similar to those found naturally in the body. Collagen production continues months beyond Radiesse® injections, which explains why its results from one treatment may last one year or longer. Sculptra® is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, a substance naturally broken down by the body and replaced with collagen. Unlike Radiesse®, a full treatment of Sculptra® involves an average of 3 sessions over a few months. However, the collagen created from treatment can last more than two years. Both of these fillers can be used to treat many problem areas, including:
Both of these fillers are well loved for their ability to restore the natural fullness of areas affected by volume loss from aging, sun damage, and genetics.