There are several dermal fillers that are commonly used today, with some having a more prominent profile than others. If you’re thinking of getting dermal filler treatment to refresh your face before the holidays, you may be planning to call our office for Juvéderm. This is what the majority of people jump to. However beneficial and well-known Juvéderm products are, there are others that are very much worth your consideration. Here, we want to point out the advantages of Radiesse.
What is Radiesse Dermal Filler and How Does It Work?
Radiesse is a volumizing product that is approved for use in the face, neck, and hands. We routinely use it to replace volume in the mid-face and temples. Additional uses include wrinkle reduction in the lower face, the forehead, the neck, and the hands. Radiesse can also be used to reshape the nose and the chin and to restore shape along the jawline.
Most of the fillers that we know so well are formulated with hyaluronic acid. This organic substance adds immediate volume and structure to the skin that degrades over time. Radiesse is different. This filler contains Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres held in a gel-like sodium carboxymethylcellulose carrier. In combination, these two substances have a dual effect on the skin.
- Tissue gets an immediate lifting and sculpting effect from the sodium carboxymethylcellulose in Radiesse. This initial boost lasts about 12 weeks as the gel is absorbed by the body.
- The Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres in Radiesse work beneath the surface to trigger fibroblasts to produce more collagen than they would otherwise. This collagen increase supports younger-looking tissue for up to 18 months.
Advantages of Radiesse You Need to Know
One of the reasons that experienced injectors love Radiesse is that this filler is highly viscous, giving it amazing lift abilities as well as elasticity. The product stays put; it does not change shape or migrate after insertion. The dual action of volumizing and collagen induction makes Radiesse an excellent skin rejuvenator.