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Radiesse is a dermal filler that is used to treat moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. It also helps to correct facial volume loss due to the natural aging process. Apart from that, Radiesse is able to stimulate the collagen regeneration, helping to naturally heal the skin. As a result, signs of aging are significantly reduced. More recently, Radiesse has been approved by the FDA for hand augmentation. Radiesse is also ideal for augmenting the chin, nose, and lips.
Radiesse is made of an aqueous gel carrier and calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. Once administered, Radiesse acts by volumizing facial areas that lack volume. At the same time, it fills out folds and wrinkles for dramatically younger looking skin. More importantly, Radiesse exerts its effects gradually to promote the body’s collagen synthesis, helping to replenish the lost collagen in the skin. The biodegradable microspheres will eventually be metabolized by the body, leaving behind the natural collagen.
While commonly used for treating facial lines and wrinkles, Radiesse can be used on other areas such as the lips. When injected into the lips, Radiesse helps to provide additional volume for more defined, contoured lips. As it stimulates the production of collagen, results tend to last longer and look more natural.
Radiesse injections typically take up to an hour to complete. The filler is supplied in a prefilled sterile syringe, and should be administered under the skin using a small needle. As with all dermal fillers, Radiesse should only be injected by a board-certified medical professional. Patients are strongly advised against injecting themselves, as this could cause serious and irreversible complications.
Fortified with potent active ingredients, Radiesse is specially formulated to deliver long-lasting results. In addition, Radiesse is able to provide long term correction through the stimulation of collagen synthesis. It is estimated that Radiesse can last for at least 1 year or more; however, results may vary from patient to patient.
Radiesse is clinically proven safe and effective. The filler has undergone rigorous clinical trials, and is trusted by doctors and dermatologists worldwide. In fact, many patients around the world have received Radiesse treatments with no major complications. Radiesse is manufactured in accordance with stringent quality standards and it is designed to be biocompatible. This minimizes the risk of allergy or rejection.
Regardless, Radiesse could cause normal injection-related side effects such as mild redness (erythema), swelling, and discomfort. These symptoms are generally self-limiting and will resolve themselves in a few days.
Radiesse is a safe and effective anti-aging treatment suitable for both men and women. It is ideal for patients who wish to augment and define the lips. Radiesse is the perfect alternative to conventional fillers, as it requires fewer repeat injections (therefore it is more cost effective).
While most patients are able to obtain desired results with just one injection, other may need touch ups to achieve optimal treatment outcomes.