Radiesse is an FDA approved dermal filler that has been widely used -in the USA and internationally- by medical professionals for the lasting nature of its effects. It has been clinically proven to last over a year in many patients.
Radiesse (manufactured by Merz) is a dermal-filler that is used to treat wrinkles and folds. It is mainly used on the face, and in some cases used on other areas of body. Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite, and sodium carboxymethylcellulose which are uniquely put together to create an injectable gel that adds volume under the skin.
Radiesse stimulates naturally-occurring collagens found beneath the skin on the injection site, and in most cases results are noticeable right after the treatment. This highly sought after dermal filler is desired by physicians for its long lasting effects. When injected, the benefits of Radiesse can last around two years depending on different individuals’ metabolism rate.
Radiesse: Unique mechanism, Lasting results
Radiesse is unique in the way the body responds to it. While other dermal fillers rely on hydraulic acid, its primary component is Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa) microspheres. When injected, these spheres immediately provide the required skin correction by providing natural volume.
Because they have a longer metabolism time, it takes longer for the body to absorb them. As CaHa metabolizes, it stimulates your body to produce its own natural collagens. And when fully absorbed, your body will be left with enough collagen to continue to self-repair.
Benefits and treatment areas of Radiesse
Radiesse is often used in areas of the skin around the mouth and nose to fill out smile lines. It significantly minimizes the folds between the nose and mouth, and reduces wrinkles that appear at the corner of the lips. Also Radiesse is effectively used to fill up scars and dents.
Radiesse is also used to correct chin shape and contour as well as nose bumps. It’s also used to define and adjust the contours of the lower jaw. Some phsicians have found it effective in filling out wrinkled areas of the hands. Thanks to its naturally degradable and nontoxic ingredients, Radiesse is very compatible with the body’s natural tissues.
Inside a box of Radiesse
A box of Radiesse contains a latex free and sterile syringe of 1.5cc and two 27G needles.
Radiesse Precautions and side effects
Radiesse is generally ideal for individuals above the age of 20. It must not be used by pregnant or lactating mothers. If you’re taking medications it is advisable to consult your family physician before using Radiesse. Patients with permanent implants should speak with a qualified medical professional before using Radiesse.
Radiesse has few known minor side effects, including muscles aches, tenderness, redness, swelling, and itchiness.