Why Radiesse May be Your New Go-To Filler
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
Dermal filler treatments make up a large portion of the injectable procedures performed these days. Even in light of continual advances in aesthetic medicine, there tends to be a collective lean toward products that we know and love. For example, if you’re considering refreshing your appearance for the upcoming holiday season, you may be looking for an experienced Juvéderm provider. We’re happy to oblige and know that you would love the results achieved with this well-known filler. However, we also know that there is more out there and that it can be easy to overlook something that could be the perfect solution for your cosmetic concerns, like Radiesse.
What is Radiesse and How Does It Work?
Radiesse is an FDA-approved dermal filler that has been used for years to restore youthfulness to the skin. Because this product fits into the dermal filler category, we can assume we know what it does and how it does it. You may know that Radiesse can be used to volumize the cheeks and fill in lines around the nose and mouth. Did you know, however, that this product is also one of the best for hand rejuvenation, or that it is an excellent solution for those with thicker skin? Radiesse is commonly used for these purposes, and also for reshaping the nose, chin, and jawline.
The way that Radiesse works is different than the hyaluronic acid fillers we have come to know so well. The average filler is made up of hyaluronic acid and works by drawing water molecules into an area of depression or deflation. Hyaluronic acid breaks down over time and does nothing more than add volume. Radiesse is a gel base of sodium carboxymethylcellulose which carries microspheres of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) deep beneath the skin. This is an important detail because each aspect of the product has a specific effect on the skin:
- Sodium carboxymethylcellulose immediately builds a foundation beneath the skin that can then be shaped as desired. This substance holds its shape and position once it has been molded to lift the cheeks, jawline, or contour another part of the face.
- Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres also provide structure, but the real magic in this component of Radiesse is that CaHA stimulates increased collagen production in the fibroblasts deep in the dermis. The microspheres dissolve within about 12 weeks, but the effects of collagen induction last up to 18 months.
The best way to know which dermal filler is right for you is to consult with an experienced cosmetic dermatologist. We would love to help you look and feel your best starting right now. Contact our Manhattan office at 212.391.8600 to schedule an appointment.
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