What is Radiesse?
As we mature we lose facial fat where we want it (volume loss) and gain it where we don’t want it (volume shifting), we lose muscle mass, and our bones also thin. We also lose the elasticity of our skin and as a result of gravity, environmental factors, and nutrition this leads to the formation of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Radiesse® is a long lasting filler composed of calcium-based microspheres suspended in gel. These microspheres or particles form a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow.
Radiesse® does more than just “fill-in” lines and facial wrinkles – it replenishes volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen with results that last up to 18 months depending on the area treated, the amount of product used as well as your body’s ability to break down the calcium particles.
How It Works
Radiesse® Volumizing Filler is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier.
Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen.
Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen
Who is a candidate for Radiesse?
Any woman or man who wants to diminish deep facial wrinkles and folds as well as improve facial shaping and contouring. Radiesse® is also great for those who want to conceal bothersome facial scars and those who are looking for a longer-lasting wrinkle filler.
What areas can be treated?
Radiesse® immediately reduces the appearance of wrinkles and folds. It can also be used for:
- Improving cheek and chin contour
- Filling marionette lines
- Hand rejuvenation
- Reducing the appearance of certain scars
- Filling nasolabial folds
How long does Radiesse last?
Results are clinically proven to last from 10 to 18 months depending on the area treated, the amount of product used, and your body’s ability to break down calcium particles.
Can other fillers be used with Radiesse?
Other Treatments That Lift and Tighten Sagging Skin
Fillers address volume loss and wrinkles, but can be combined with skin tightening, lifting and resurfacing treatments such as Ultherapy, Thermage, Fractional CO2, Fraxel, Micropen, and PRP for better results.