The family of volume restorers are a group of substances designed to fill lines and stay in the body for 9-15 months after injection. The most popular family is derived from hyaloronic acid, which is a substance normally found in human tissue. There are different formulations of the hyaluronic acid, giving each filler a slightly different property. Popular brand names for hyaluronic acids are Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Belotero. The hyaloronic acids last about 9 months in general.
The second group of volume restorers are derived of calcium hydroxyapetite. This restorer is named Radiesse. Like hyaloaronic acid, this substance is also present in the human body and therefore is very well tolerated by the body. The main area treated with Radiesse is deep nasolabial folds, and the advantage is that the filling effect lasts about 15 months. ;Radiesse can be used for deeper filling such as mandibular contour or cheek contour. Radiesse is not ideal for more superficial uses, where the hyaloronic derived fillers are better.
This is a family of treatments designed to stimulate the skin to heal and to build collagen, or to eliminate skin blemishes. The best way to divide these treatments are by depth. In general, superficial treatments will have a quick recovery, but not as much effect on deeper lines, whereas deeper treatments will have a longer recovery but greater effects. In general, a skin regimen consisting of a deeper to medium treatment once a year and superficial treatments every few months will have the best effect in maintaining your skin tone.