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Comparison of Injectable Facial Fillers

The question often arises about which fillers are ‘better’ than others for particular goals with regard to cosmetic facial augmentation.

Patients should understand that The skill of the injector has more to do with the favorability of your result than the choice between products. Given that stipulation, there are qualitative differences between the various facial fillers available in the US market.

A 2010 study published in Dermatologic Surgery compares the properties of various injectable dermal fillers to better understand their behavior during and after injection and optimize their clinical use. The study demonstrated that Radiesse has a higher elastic modulus (G prime) and viscosity compared with the Hyaluronic Acid-based fillers Juvederm, Perlane and Restylane.

Such properties may enable Radiesse to provide more volume-efficient lifting. A skillful and knowledgeable injector may exploit the known properties and differences between various injectable filler products to obtain the most favorable result for the patient.

According to the Physician’s Coalition for Injectable Safety, “Choosing your doctor is the most important decision you will make about injectable beauty treatments of any kind.” Dr. James Pearson is a dual Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. At our practice, all procedures are personally performed by Dr. Pearson, which we believe improves safety and the likelihood of a favorable and natural result.

REFERENCE: Sundaram H, Voigts B, Beer K, Meland M.Comparison of the rheological properties of viscosity and elasticity in two categories of soft tissue fillers: calcium hydroxylapatite and hyaluronic acid.Dermatol Surg. 2010 Nov;36 Suppl 3:1859-65.

James M. Pearson, MD
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Trust Your Face to a Specialist!

Dr. James Pearson is a Board-Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon – whose practice serves the greater Los Angeles Area with offices inBeverly Hills and theSouthBay.

Dr. Pearson’s practice offers a full range of non-invasive facial cosmetic treatments including injectable dermal fillers (Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra) and neuromodulators (Botox and Dysport).

Dr. Pearson has extensive experience with non-invasive aesthetic procedures. He is among a select group of surgeons in Los Angeles who are double Board-Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery as well as Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Pearson is a published author who has written for numerous journal articles and textbook chapters in the facial plastic surgery literature.

  • Learn more about Dr. Pearson here
  • You may view some of Dr. Pearson’s non-surgical treatment results here
  • Learn more about dermal fillers on our website here
  • Contact us with questions or to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Pearson.
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