What Makes Radiesse® Different from Other Injectables?
Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler that helps add fullness to face, cheeks, and the back of the hands. Radiesse® is often used as an alternative to plastic surgery procedures, mostly because of its minimally-invasive nature. It’s a safe and efficient treatment that can be performed quickly without a need for downtime.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a new generation dermal filler that not only gives your face a fuller look by treating fine lines, wrinkles, and marionette lines, but also helps the body create more collagen to add elasticity and bounce to your skin.
Radiesse® is FDA-approved and is largely used in the US as a cosmetic filler. Apart from treating lines and wrinkles, Radiesse® is also used to correct maxillofacial and oral defects, vocal cord deficiencies, and in some cases to treat facial lipoatrophy in HIV positive patients.
How Does Radiesse® Work?
Radiesse® is comprised of small microspheres suspended in a water-based gel-like solution. These microspheres are made of calcium hydroxylapatite which is found in the body naturally. Due to its composition of natural materials, Radiesse® injections do not cause any allergic reactions. This means you do not need to undergo an allergy test before treatment.
Post-treatment, during the first three months, Radiesse® acts as a filler by plumping up the skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Then, the calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres stimulate the growth of natural collagen leading to the development of new tissues which extends the results of the treatment by up to two years.
The possibility of enjoying taut and firm skin naturally, and for a longer period of time, makes Radiesse® a favorite among many patients looking for a cosmetic filler treatment.
What Can You Treat With Radiesse®?
Here are some conditions that can be treated with Radiesse® filler injections:
• Nasolabial folds
• Thin lips
• Hollow cheeks
• Frown lines
• Smile lines
• Marionette lines
• Facial lipoatrophy
• Chin reshaping
• Nasal obstruction
• Vocal cord correction
Radiesse® Vs. Other Cosmetic Fillers
Radiesse® compared to Restylane®, Juvéderm® and other cosmetic fillers provides longer lasting results given its calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres-based formula. These components helps the skin produce more collagen to make it firmer over a larger period of time, usually over one to two years.
Other collagen injections may last for only a period of six months. Whereas Juvéderm® lasts for about six to twelve months. The long-lasting effects of Radiesse® require less touch ups and injections afterward.
Radiesse® treatments are more expensive than other fillers. However, the longevity of the results and their quality more than make up for the difference in price. Treatments with cosmetic fillers are generally not covered by insurance.
Throughout its years of use, Radiesse® has proved to be a safe and effective way to enhance your features without surgery. Patients can also rest easy knowing that they can return home soon after it is completed without a long period of downtime.
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Interested in learning more about Radiesse®? Schedule your Oculoplastic consultation with Dr. Wenjing Liu today. With his help and guidance, you’ll be on your way to the youthful good looks you desire.