All Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Are The Same..
Yes it is true that all Hyaluronic Acid fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), otherwise they would not be known as Hyaluronic Acid fillers, but this is where the commonality ends. Each of these products have unique properties and a thorough understanding of said properties is vital in achieving magnificent results in our patients. These variables include, but are not limited too...HA concentration, LMW v. HMW HA, binding, G' prime. Particulate v. Homogenous..etc..Imperative that your Cosmetic Practitioner comprehends these distinctions!
Radiesse is Bone...
Radiesse is a non-HA dermal filler FDA approved for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles, folds, and hands. Radiesse is synthetic Calcium Hydroxlapatite. Calcium Hydroxlyapatite is absolutely a mineral component that is found in bones and teeth.
A Skin Test Is Not Required Before Treatment With Bellafill..
A skin test is required prior to injection with Bellafill dermal filler. Why? Because Bellafill contains Bovine (Cow) collagen and the skin test is given to identify any patients that may demonstrate hypersensitivity to this product. The skin test must be monitored over a 4 week period before initiating treatment with Bellafill. Side note: The company cannot guarantee the safety of this product when used within 6 months of other anti-wrinkle therapies (ie Botox, Dermal Filler).