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Radiesse Calcium Hydroxylapatite Filler

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a type of dermal filler that is used for smoothening and contouring moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. It is also best used for acne scars and hand rejuvenation. Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite, which provides immediate contouring and stimulation of collagen and elastin. It is the first and only CaHa injectable in the USA, and it provides both immediate, natural-looking results and long-term improvement—a year or more in many patients.

How does it work?

Upon injection, the Radiesse CaHA gel matrix provides immediate improvement.

CaHA particles then integrate into your skin and create a"scaffold" that stimulates production of collagen and elastin.

As the gel carrier breaks down, a firm network of collagen fibers forms. Formed collagen and elastin replaces the correction provided by the gel carrier, smoothing lines and promoting renewed skin structure.

How is treatment with Radiesse performed?

Radiesse is injected under the skin purely, or in the case of acne scars, diluted with NSS to make it less viscous.

How soon will I see results with Radiesse, and how long will they last?

Immediately upon injection, Radiesse helps smooth out lines and wrinkles. The natural-looking results last a year or more in many patients.

What are the side effects of treatment with Radiesse?

Common side effects of Radiesse or Radiesse (+) include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, itching at the site of injection. 



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