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Radiesse is a high-performance filler that consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres as its active ingredients. It is commonly used to reduce the look of wrinkles and folds on the face. At the same time, it is effective in correcting facial volume loss due to aging. Moreover, the versatile filler is used on the lips, nose, and chin for contouring and augmentation.
The science behind Radiesse
Radiesse injections are infused with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres which are suspended in a gel carrier. The highly effective filler acts on sunken areas to provide volumizing effects. It also smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles, helping patients to look and feel younger. The microspheres exert their collagen-regenerating actions gradually to replenish the levels of collagen in the skin. Designed to be biodegradable, the CaHA microspheres will eventually be decomposed through the natural metabolism process.
Using Radiesse on the chin
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The aging cheek
A youthful face generally looks round and full. Aging causes sagging that suggests tiredness. These changes, which can be further compounded by the effects of gravity, occur at every layer of the facial anatomy that begins at the facial skeleton. Lipoatrophy, bone resorption, and increased laxity of the membranes contribute to the pseudo-herniation of facial fat over the zygoma and maxilla bony structures. As they migrate medially, the skin cannot be maintained in its original position. At the lower face, it leads to the formation of jowls at the mandibular border.
The current trend regarding facial rejuvenation seems to be moving away from the traditional facelift and blepharoplasty, which can incur long downtimes and can be a heavy financial burden for most patients. Soft-tissue volume augmentation procedures, such as dermal filler injections, can have a significant impact on the delay of facial aging, as they provide natural-looking, long-lasting results. It is sh ...
Complications from dermal fillers are the bane of aesthetic medicine. It is known to a certain degree by most medical professionals that the complications are mostly mild and transient. It is also known that the more severe complications are the most dreaded because of their more permanent nature. Therefore, any successful aesthetic practitioner must be aware of these side effects and their intrinsic nature. In light of the potential severity of some of these side effects, this article aims to address many of these complications in respect to their time of occurrence and the methods to tackle them.
Considerations when using dermal fillers
There are a multitude of simple and practical ways that the aesthetic practitioner can take to protect their patients. First, a well-regulated and stringent aseptic technique should be taken into consideration when performing procedures as minimally invasive as dermal filler injections. It is essential to minimize the risks of infectio ...