Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Volbella, Juverderm, Voluma, Perlane, Belotero and Radiesse
With more choices comes more confusion. The following is a guide to help you choose.
Ultimately, all of these fillers are approved by the FDA for use in the United States, and the FDA has very high standards. To give you an example, the rest of the world (including Canada and Europe) had been using Restylane for more then 10 years on almost 1 million patients before the FDA allowed doctors in the United States to inject Restylane. The newer fillers (Juvederm and Radiesse) have taken much less time to be approved. So as far as safety is concerned, the FDA considers all to be safe, but Restylane has the longest track record and the most people injected worldwide, by far. The only stain on Radiesse's record occurred in patients who had the product injected into the lips. Some of them got lumps because of the nature of the muscular anatomy of the lips, therefore Radiesse is not approved for and should never be used in the lips. Radiesse now offers the Radiesse Plus (+) that already comes with lidocaine and make the treatment more comfortable. Juvederm has not been out as long as Restylane but it is a very similar product (both are cross-linked hylaronic acid) that provides excellent results. The final purpose of all derma fillers is to correct volume loss and treat wrinkles in the skin.
Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Refyne, Juverderm, Voluma, Perlane, Volbella, Belotero and Radiesse