Radiesse vs Perlane in Tampa and St. Petersburg

Anne Hermann, M.D.

Radiessse vs Perlane is often the question patients ask when deciding which dermal filler is the best choice for them.  The following information will compare the differences between Perlane vs Radiesse and indicate which areas of the face they are optimally used:

How do Perlane and Radiesse differ?

Dermal fillers are categorized by their “G prime factor”, meaning how well the filler holds its shape after injection.  Radiesse has the highest “G prime” factor which makes it a great choice for lifting the cheeks and filling in deep hollows.  It is not suited for the lip region or around the eyes because it is a firmer filler.  Perlane is a middle “G prime” filler and is also a good choice for cheeks as well as the lip area and jaw line.  It is also FDA approved to be used in the nasolabial folds.

How long do Perlane and Radiesse last?

Radiesse filler will last an average of 18 months.  It is made of hydroxyapatite making it a firmer filler which extends its longevity.  Perlane lasts 12 months and is made of hyaluronic acid.  Perlane can be dissolved with a solution to make any adjustments, if desired.

The providers of aesthetic medicine services in the offices of Anne Hermann, M.D., P.A. are the best in the entire Tampa Bay area. They combine to offer you over 25 years of experience with aesthetic medicine.  To schedule your appointment, call (813) 902-9559

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Juvederm Ultra vs Juvederm Ultra Plus in Tampa and St. Petersburg

Anne Hermann, M.D.

Juvederm and Juvederm Ultra Plus are dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid and are FDA approved to correct nasolabial folds.  They are often used under the eyes, around the mouth and jaw line and in the cheeks.

What are the differences between Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus?

Both products are gel fillers but the differences between the two products are based on their consistency.  Juvederm Ultra is a thinner product with a smaller molecule which makes it a better choice for fine lines, under the eyes and for the lips. Juvederm Ultra can also be used for the anti-aging of the hands and ear lobes.  Juvederm Ultra Plus is a thicker, more volumizing formula which makes it ideal for more severe wrinkles, deeper nasolabial folds and for more advanced facial volume loss.

Both products are offered with lidocaine to minimize the discomfort of the injection.

Call the offices of Dr. Anne Hermann in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL at (813) 902-9559 to schedule your complimentary Juvederm consultation.

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