Radiesse™ Dermal Fillers
What are the products manufactured by this brand?
Radiesse is a collection of aesthetic fillers designed and produced by Merz Aesthetics. The injectable gel is made of 70% synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)
microspheres (diameter of 25-45μm) suspended in a smooth gel carrier of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), glycerin, and high-purity water. Calcium hydroxylapatite
is an inorganic byproduct of calcium and phosphate ions being bonded together which has a strong collagen stimulating property. Radiesse comes in prefilled syringes with 0.8ml or 1.5ml of gel. As well, Radiesse
is available with lidocaine. The biodegradable implants are free from endotoxins and latex. Patients who are hypersensitive to lidocaine—a quick-acting anesthetic agent—can opt for the gel without it. Only qualified and experienced medical practitioners should administer this medical device.
Bestselling products worldwide?
Though this collection of fillers has only been around for about 18 years, the active ingredient (calcium hydroxylapatite) has been used for over 20 years for other applications, such as bone tissue engineering, among others. This brand is trusted due to its high-quality and excellent performance.
How long is it working in this field?
This innovative dermal implant was initially launched in 2000 in the U.S. as Radiesse FN. The fillers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How does it work effectively?
Aging causes the drastic deterioration of skin health, such as the formation of wrinkles, sagging skin folds, and dehydration. Some illnesses may cause the unintended loss of facial tissue. Radiesse consists of CaHA microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier to combat these skin issues. Immediately following implantation, the gel carrier instantly plumps hollowed regions while the microspheres encourage the body to produce more and stronger collagen fibers. Over time, the gel is absorbed into surrounding tissues, leaving behind natural collagen.
What are the active ingredients that make the brand unique?
This implant range is made of CaHA microspheres homogeneously embedded in a smooth gel carrier. The filler delivers immediate volume replacement and gradual collagen biostimulation. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a byproduct of calcium and phosphate ions being bonded together, which shares a similar morphology and composition to bone tissues. This material is non-toxic and completely biodegradable with superior biostimulatory actions.
Why is it different from other brands?
- The fillers have 2 mode of actions: immediate volume replacement and gradual collagen biostimulation.
- It immediately adds volume under the skin to smooth out creases and depressions.
Calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres mimic the environment in which it is placed and stimulates more collagen growth.
- All the constituents are non-toxic and completely biodegradable.
What skin type is it suitable for?
Patients who have smile lines, marionette lines, wrinkles at the corners of the mouth, pre-jowl folds, and chin wrinkles can benefit from treatment with this filler. These deep depressions are caused by a lack of structural support under the skin. Administering collagen-stimulating CaHA microparticles helps to fill these depressions, lifting the skin for a smoother and more youthful complexion.
What are some of the side effects?
Some side effects commonly exhibited by patients who had received treatment with this dermal filler are inflammatory responses to the injection.
Common side effects:
These mild side effects should resolve within a week.
Rare side effects:
- Backed up salivary gland
- Hearing loss
- Irregularity of the implant
The abovementioned reactions may occur if the filler is not administered correctly.
Why should you choose Radiesse?
This filler is well-known and trusted as a long-term yet temporary filler. Patients looking for a budget-friendly and high-quality aesthetic soft tissue fillers should opt for this brand. Compared to other hyaluronic acid-based fillers, this range offers immediate volume restoration and long-term skin improvements. Even when the fillers have long been disintegrated, skin remains firm and supple due to reinforced collagen fibers in the skin.