While most dermal fillers work using hyaluronic acid, other options are available. Radiesse is a unique injectable which stimulates natural collagen production for natural-looking, long-lasting results. Patients in Oregon and Washington can turn to Silver Falls Dermatology for Radiesse injections.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable filler product which uses a unique formula to add volume to the skin. While a majority of dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). This substance stimulates natural collagen production for long-lasting results. Rather than simply creating a hydrated and plump appearance, the CaHA in Radiesse simulates the appearance of connective tissue through a structure of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon.
Uses for Radiesse
Radiesse is typically used to fill in areas of natural volume loss in the face. It is particularly useful in the nose and mouth areas and can be used to resolve laugh lines or nasolabial folds. In addition, Radiesse may be used to treat depressed scars. Finally, Radiesse is used to treat volume loss in the back of the hands to restore a youthful appearance.
Radiesse results can be seen immediately, despite some swelling, and will gradually continue to improve over the course of several weeks as the product stimulates natural collagen production. Even as the CaHA in Radiesse is naturally absorbed by the body, the collagen will remain long-term. This makes Radiesse a longer lasting option compared to other dermal fillers. On average, patients can expect their Radiesse results to last up to two years.