Duration: 60 min
Collagen stimulators, Radiesse and Sculptra, are injectable treatments that work to stimulate the body's natural collagen production.
Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. When injected into the skin, it triggers the production of collagen. You may start to notice an improvement in volume and firmness shortly after the treatment. The full effects can continue to improve over several weeks, with results lasting up to a year or more.
Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid and requires a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart. Results become visible over several months as collagen production increases and can last up to two years or more.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the difference between Radiesse and Sculptra?
Radiesse and Sculptra are both dermal fillers that are used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, folds, and volume loss in the face. However, they work in different ways. Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite filler that is injected into the skin to create a temporary volume boost. Sculptra is a collagen-stimulating filler that is injected into the skin to stimulate the body's natural collagen production. This results in a longer-lasting improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and folds.
What are the risks of Radiesse and Sculptra treatments?
The risks of Radiesse and Sculptra treatments are generally mild and temporary. However, some possible side effects include bruising, swelling, redness, and pain at the injection site. During your consultation, your provider will discuss risks and concerns with you.
How long do the results of Radiesse and Sculptra treatments last?
The results of Radiesse treatments typically last about 12-18 months. The results of Sculptra treatments can last for up to 2 years. However, the exact duration of results can vary from person to person.