What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is a longer-lasting injectable dermal filler which is approved for correction of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles.
Why have Radiesse®?
It is 100% biocombatible and degradable. It is non-animal or human and made of calcium hydroxylapatite particles in a gel form. It delivers immediate effects and a delayed collagen induction process. It is highly viscous and therefore has an advantage in certain treatment areas requiring firmness. It tends to sustain more pulling and contracting from muscles than other fillers. It is also more suited to certain techniques creating a particular effect such as a brow lift or mid-face sculpting.
Radiesse® is especially effective for:
Cheek and submalar enhancement (buccal hollows)
Mid face vectoring and lifting
How does Radiesse® work?
It acts as a filler initially. Over time the body’s cells, the macrophages, break down the radiesse and fibroblasts start to form new collagen at around four months. After about a year, the fille is totally absorbed and new collagen has been developed. The treatment can last between 12 to 14 months, depending on your metabolism. Extreme stress, smoking and exercise will reduce the longevity.
What to expect?
Radiesse® contains an anaesthetic so the injections are quite pain free. There is an immediate result which will reduce about 30% over the next two weeks, and some mild swelling which subsides in 48 hours.
Radiesse Hand rejuvenation
The hands are one of the telltale signs of ageing but are often forgotten in cosmetoc medicine. The skin on the back of the hands is thin, so the loss of fat at any level will quickly expose the tendons, veins and bones which can make your skin appear older than you really are.
Radiesse® volumising filler puts volume back exactly where it was through just one tiny injections on the back of your hand using a cannula, with minimal pain.The product is then massaged into place and remains in those areas so your skin is smooth and even. Radiesse maintains a natural, soft feel and takes on the characteristics of your surrounding skin tissue.
Radiesse hand rejuvenation is a simple procedure that takes only 20 minutes to inject both of your hands and you should be able to return to work the same day as the procedure.