Aging is a part of life that no one can avoid. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, resulting in a loss of volume in the face. Over time, this lack of volume gives way to wrinkles. Thankfully, dermal fillers now give us the ability to fight off volume loss and wrinkles well into our older years.
What is Radiesse?
First approved by the FDA in 2006, Radiesse is a potent injectable dermal filler that has exploded in popularity. The formula contains calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), a mineral that is able to replenish lost volume in the skin. What sets Radiesse apart from its contemporaries is its use of microsphere technology, which works by stimulating new collagen production around all of the treatment areas. In a simultaneous process, the calcium hydroxyapatite gel microspheres fill in areas that have experienced volume loss, reducing any visible lines and wrinkles.
Radiesse provides patients with a solution to volume loss and triggers collagen production to help keep it at bay long term. The processes initiated by the procedure carry on long after the treatment. As the calcium hydroxyapatite formula is metabolized by the body, collagen production will continue to proliferate, resulting in long-lasting improvements. These results can last anywhere from six months to a year. For some patients, the results may even last as long as two years.