Radiesse is a unique type of dermal filler that stimulates collagen production and provides longer-lasting results than other fillers. Want to know how it works? We have all the answers.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is the only FDA-approved filler made from calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). Most fillers are made from hyaluronic acid which plumps and moisturizes the skin, but Radiesse’s CaHA formula has the added power to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. These are two important proteins in the skin that give it structure, firm texture, and elasticity. As we age, collagen breaks down and production slows, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. Radiesse combats these effects by adding volume to fill in deep facial folds while stimulating new collagen growth for a long-lasting youthful rejuvenation. Most patients will see results for a year or more!
How is Radiesse Used?
Radiesse plumps the skin to fill in deep facial folds and redefine facial contours. It is commonly used around the cheeks and mouth to improve nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, chin lines, and lines on the corners of the mouth that create a scowling look. Radiesse can also be injected along the jawline to fill in hollow areas, creating a sharper jawline and improving the look of jowls or sagging skin.
How Is Radiesse Injected?
Before your injections, the skin will be cleansed and disinfected. A topical anesthetic or numbing cream can also be applied to keep you comfortable during treatment. Radiesse is usually injected into the dermis layer of the skin. The practitioner will inject it slowly and carefully, taking breaks to ensure that the substance does not clump in a spot or cause any other problems. Most patients do not find this treatment to be painful and they often enjoy how quick the procedure is. After Radiesse injections, there is practically no downtime so you can leave the office and resume all your daily activities.
Is Radiesse Safe?
Radiesse is safe if patients meet specific criteria to ensure that it is appropriate for them. It is not recommended for people with a history of anaphylactic reactions, so it cannot be used on the lips or around the eyes. It is also best not to use this substance on patients with a history of keloid scarring. In addition, pregnant women should not use this substance in any area of the face where it might come into contact with the fetus.
Schedule a Consultation
Turn back the clock on skin aging with Radiesse! Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Shauna Diggs at Cosmedic Dermatology and she will discuss your cosmetic concerns to determine the best course of treatment for you.