What is Radiesse?

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Are you confused by all the different filler products on the market today? Not sure which one is right for you? If so, you’re not alone! The choices today for dermal filler treatment are more numerous than ever, but don’t think that’s all bad! It’s actually good! It allows us to create more individualized, specific treatment plans targeted to your specific needs.

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Radiesse is a unique product that stands alone in terms of what it is and can do for you. It’s a gel comprised of calcium hydroxyl apatite (CaHA) particles that when injected, act as a framework for your body to make NEW collagen around.

These particles are rich in calcium and phosphate ions, which are already part of our bodies naturally. They are suspended in an opaque, carrier gel.  There is very low risk of allergy to Radiesse and there is no allergy testing necessary before injection. It is both biodegradable and non-toxic.

Radiesse is one of the safest products on the market for treating volume loss. At Celibre, we like to describe the CaHA particles in Radiesse as a “framework” or “scaffolding” that provides structure. When injected, you see instant results, but the CaHA acts as a “foundation” for collagen to form around. In essence, it stimulates your body to make its own “filler” over time.

Radiesse is a great filler to use in the cheeks; it provides volume and restores rounded contour all while lifting and supporting the structures beneath it (like the nasolabial folds). We will often inject in the nasolabial folds as well, but we’d treat the cheeks first as they often improve and look less heavy with proper correction of the cheek.

As you might guess, Radiesse tends to last longer than the other dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA). The CaHA particles do breakdown naturally, but not as fast as HA. The typical duration that you’ll see results with Radiesse is between 9 to 12 months. Why do we even use the other HA fillers you might be asking? Because currently, Radiesse is not a good product for use in delicate or sensitive areas like the lips and beneath the eyes. These areas still look better and more natural when treated with HA fillers.

If you’re interested in learning more about Radiesse or simply wondering if you’re a good candidate for treatment with it, we hope that you will give us a call today to schedule a free consultation. It’s a fantastic product that can give you amazing results, but it’s not the best choice for everyone. Please give us a call to find out if Radiesse is right for you.

 

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