Radiesse is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. Radiesse is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. This filler works immediately to add volume under the skin and over time the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body's own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long-lasting.
How is this different?
The mineral form of calcium apatite, a white gel material, is what makes up Radiesse. Once Radiesse is placed under the skin it can be more firm compared to HA Fillers making it excellent for use in the cheek bone, chin, jowl, nose and hand area. Radiesse tends to last for 12 months or more and comes combined with Lidocaine so as to be more tolerable during and after injections. Due to its non-clear appearance, it covers blood vessels in the hand better and adheres to the bone of the cheek and nose well.
What else should I know?
Radiesse comes in a larger volume syringe for more filling power, however it should not be used close to the eyes and lips but rather in deeper skin structures.