What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is the only filler that immediately restores your skin’s lost volume and stimulates the body’s production of collagen. It’s collagen that gives young skin its volume, flexibility, smoothness and softer texture, and as you age, the loss of collagen starts to diminish your facial volume, shape and strength. Radiesse can deliver that almost-magic touch to get your skin creating fresh new collagen for an improved look and feel to your skin, and a more youthful glow.
Radiesse’s uniquely-formulated material injected into your skin via a fine needle is made from a synthetic substance with microspheres of calcium hydroxylapetite (CaHA,) which is made without animal products, so no allergy skin testing is needed. Once the CaHA in smooth hyaluronic gel is injected, the improvements to skin folds and wrinkles are immediate and can last up to a year as the medication keeps stimulating that collagen growth.
Radiesse creates a structure in the form of a matrix into which the body’s own tissue can grow and add volume. As a result, with collagen production encouraged and given a place to connect and contour the skin, you experience smoothing effects that plump and volumize for a smoother appearance and the improvement of those formerly-there folds, creases and wrinkles, especially those around the mouth (aka ‘smile lines’) or lines extending down from the lips to the chin (aka ‘marionette lines.’) It’s a popular choice for adding volume to cheeks and can fill in those deep skin folds that can age an appearance. It’s also used to improve chin lines, lines around the nose and mouth, and some indented scars. If you have jowls beginning to form, Radiesse may be the treatment of choice for its collagen-boosted help to eliminate that sagging facial look.
Radiesse is injected with the FDA-approved use of topical and/or local anesthetic to make application more pain-free, which is important since Radiesse is not formulated with pain-numbing lidocaine in its ingredients.
When Radiesse revs up your body’s natural collagen formation, you get a more natural fullness and smoothness, improved contouring in your face, and a fresher look.