Which Facial Filler Is Right for You?
Find out by reading this guide to popular non-surgical anti-aging skin treatments like Juvederm, Perlane and more
RadiesseRadiesse, the filler that's made with calcium hydroxyapatite-containing crystals, purports to increase a "process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area."
It works best on: Smile and marionette lines, and pre-jowl sulcus (the areas on each side of the chin) by adding volume back to those spots.
How long it lasts: Radiesse can reportedly last up to a year.
One expert's opinion: Dr. Fields says, "I like Radiesse in the hands [editor's note: fillers are sometimes used in the hands to make them appear less bony, which in turn makes them look more youthful] and it looks great in cheeks." She also affirms, "If someone does not get a good take with a hyaluronic filler, I switch to Radiesse."
Reader review: Total Beauty reader Kat told us on Facebook that she used Juvederm and Radiesse, and had "very positive experiences with [Juvederm], but not Radiesse. "It's too thick," she wrote, "and left knots in my lips."