Linda L. Berkley | drberkleyskinbody

What's the Difference Between Botox and RADIESSE®?

Jul 18th 2014 at 9:56 PM

Very often, individuals ask whether there is a difference between Botox and RADIESSE®. Both are facial treatments designed to restore a naturally youthful look in patients, but do they do different things? The answer is yes, they do. They are technically different treatments with different processes that have different effects. Wrinkle correction is the common denominator, and each treatment comes with certain advantages.

RADIESSE® is known as dermal filler and consists of microspheres of calcium in water-based gel which includes hyaluronic acid. It’s of a natural calcium mineral found in your body known as Hydroxylapatite. RADIESSE® is also referred to as a collagen stimulating product, which means that not only does the product increase volume, but it also stimulates an individual’s tissue to produce more collagen.

RADIESSE® works better on more severe lines and wrinkles. These include the lines found from the nose area to the curve of the mouth. The gel component in the product helps fill out the lines while the calcium portion stimulates the body to produce collagen. The results of these double duty accomplishments can last a little over a 12 month period. This dermal filler does give instant results and can take 5-10 years off an individual’s face in a refined way.

Botox, on the other hand, is used to reduce frown appearances between the eyebrows and forehead with the purpose of improving the look of moderate to severe frown lines. Botox has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, and utilizes a process that paralyzes small, targeted muscles on a patient’s face, effectively reducing skin wrinkles and frown lines. Botox is quick-acting, with results that become visible within 3-5 days. Botox usage results typically last 3-6 months.

Both Botox and RADIESSE® are highly-effective treatments, proven to reduce the undue appearance of wrinkles and age; as such, many physicians often choose to use them both combined for optimal results. One can enjoy a dramatic improvement in appearance without surgery, sedation or anesthesia at a local Los Angeles Botox or RADIESSE®facility –often, this will be a medical spa clinic that offers one or the other.

For a free consultation on both treatments, please feel free to contact Dr. Berkley Skin + Body, a Los Angeles medspa that specializes in both these treatments and others. Dr. Berkley’s clinic in Studio City has the resources and experience to help customers take years off their faces!

About The Company:

Linda L. Berkley completed her graduation from UCLA in 1975 and then did her doctorate at the University of California Irvine Medical School in 1979. She has been studying and practicing Medical Esthetics since 2006. Dr. Berkley Skin + Body is one among the well-known medical spa centers in Studio City, where you can have impressive skin treatments including laser treatments, eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion and dermaplaning, body massage, teeth whitening and various treatments. So without wasting any time fix an appointment at Dr. Berkley Skin + Body.

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