HOW DOES RADIESSE® WORK?
RADIESSE® is a semi-solid, cohesive injectable implant that is made from calcium hydroxylapatite which occurs naturally in the body and is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. The semi-solid nature of this filler is created by suspending the calcium hydroxylapatite in a gel carrier.
At about two or three months after the procedure, the gel carrier starts to be absorbed by the body. The calcium beads of the filler remain and the body then builds collagen to fill in the spaces where the gel carrier had previously existed. The calcium is also bio-degradable. As it gradually breaks down the newly produced collagen remains.
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR RADIESSE® INJECTIONS?
RADIESSE® is indicated for subdermal injection for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss in the cheek area and lower face.
This product is indicated in people with facial lipoatrophy due to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
RADIESSE® is also indicated for the rejuvenation of the hand.
THE 1ST & ONLY FDA-APPROVED FILLER FOR HANDS
RADIESSE® is the first and only dermal filler that is FDA approved to address the loss of volume in the hands. Over time, the loss of volume in the hands can make the skin look wrinkled. This often exposes unsightly tendons and veins. Since the hands are one of the most visible parts of the body, the appearance of the hands is an important indicator of aging. RADIESSE® for Hands provides immediate volume and smooth and natural-looking results that last up to one year.
HOW SAFE IS RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is very safe. It is one of the most studied dermal fillers available. It has been used to treat patients in over 57 countries worldwide.
It was FDA-approved for treating moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in 2006, and to date, over 6 million treatments have been performed worldwide. It is also CE approved since 2004 and has more than 200 clinical studies and scientific publications. RADIESSE® is trusted worldwide with more than 7,000,000 syringes injected worldwide.
WHAT MAKES RADIESSE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HA FILLERS?
Unlike HA fillers which seek to plump up the skin and contour the face temporarily, Radiesse offers a longer-lasting treatment that has a triple effect outcome with long-term collagen stimulation:
- VERSATILE FILLING It has excellent rheological properties and has high elasticity and high viscosity, making it one of the best fillers to manage as it tends to remain at the injection site and guarantees excellent modelling qualities.
- VOLUME LIFTING Radiesse stimulates your body’s own collagen production through CaHA-induced biostimulation. After injection, the CaHA microspheres form a “scaffold” that provides mechanical stimuli triggering fibroblasts to produce collagen.
- SKIN REJUVENATION Because of its ability to induce collagen growth, Radiesse does not only fill deficient areas to smoothen out the face to remove wrinkles and lines, it is also able to improve the skin quality by encouraging your body to stimulate more collagen which is normally associated with youthful skin.
ARE RESULTS NATURAL WITH RADIESSE®?
You can expect some bruising and swelling immediately after treatment. However, when the side effects have subsided, you will be able to enjoy natural-looking results that restore volume and reverse signs of aging at the same time.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
RADIESSE® filler can last at least 12 months, and up to 18 months, depending on the individual. The result is a long-term yet non-permanent restoration and augmentation. The filler will last for up to 12 months but the skin tightening benefit will remain.
WHAT AREAS CAN BE INJECTED WITH RADIESSE® FOR SKIN REJUVENATION?
Areas that can be injected successfully include the neck and the décolletage, arms, abdomen, knee areas, buttocks and thighs. This provides a redensification of the skin and is particularly interesting to use in patients with thin skin. Another popular choice to perform RADIESSE® is to target
- Chin wrinkles
- Marionette lines
- Pre-jowl folds
- Smile lines
Excess skin will not disappear but will be less visible and tighter due to the stimulation of collagen and elastin.
By treating these areas, the local aged appearance can be improved by CaHA-generated collagen stimulation.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR RADIESSSE®
Ideal candidates for RADIESSE® treatments are adults between the ages of 35 and 60 who have developed folds and wrinkles around their mouth and nose. Candidates who want the skin on their hands plumped are also ideal. It’s sometimes indicated for people who have experienced fat loss in their facial area due to HIV infection.
You should not use RADIESSE® if you have an allergy to any component of the product, if you have a history of severe allergies, if you have a bleeding disorder, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
REJUVENATE WITH RADIESSE®
Experiencing volume loss may be a part of the aging process you did not anticipate, but there are ways to combat it!
If you are interested in getting a facial and skin assessment done with Dr.Vicki, feel free to get in touch with us at 9830 0597. During your nonobligatory assessment, you will learn from Dr.Vicki firsthand how you can benefit from dermal fillers or RADIESSE®. Get used to a more sculpted, happier, and rejuvenated version of yourself! Contact us today and schedule your consultation.
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