When a patient is considering a makeover of the non-surgical kind, they’re probably thinking of individual treatments. Like just Botox/Xeomin or just fillers. Well, I think consumers and their doctors need to start thinking in terms of combining treatments…in particular Radiesse and Belotero.
Fillers are great to fight back age and provide a more youthful image for lines and wrinkles. But did you know there are different types of wrinkles?! Some deep and some superficial. And that’s where Radiesse and Belotero come in.
Let’s start with Radiesse, which is a calcium based filler that lasts up to two years. It’s great for the deep wrinkles like the smile lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth. These wrinkles result from a loss of collagen and you would like to replace like with like. So how is replacing lost collagen with a calcium based filler a way of replacing like with like? Well, Radiesse actually stimulates collagen growth so even after the Radiesse is reabsorbed over the course of two years, it leaves newly formed collagen behind.
As you can see in the photo above, this patient has deep smile lines (nasolabial folds) but she also has more superficial, etched-in lines around the lips. This is where Belotero comes in. Belotero is a hyaluronic acid filler, similar to products like Juvederm and Restylane. It’s great for the lines in the cheeks and around the lips, including in the lips. Belotero lasts up to 12 months.
In this photo above, you can see how both Radiesse and Belotero can be used to treat the deep and superficial lines of the face. And below, look at these results!
Don’t have blinders on and treat one area vs another. Treat it all for a more balanced and thorough correction. Dr. Kaplan provides Radiesse and Belotero. To check pricing, click here.