Radiesse treatments are unique in that it is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which is similar to the calcium found in your teeth and bones. This compound is suspended in an injectable gel carrier in Radiesse. Not only does Radiesse plump and add volume to areas of the body, but it also can be specially prepared to stimulate your body to produce collagen and elastin without extra volume!
Collagen is the building block of the skin’s structure, providing volume, stability, and a smooth surface. Collagen production slows as we age, and we typically lose about 1-2% of collagen per year as early as our 30’s! This results in weakening and thinning of the skin and volume loss in various areas. Unlike other fillers, which vanish completely when absorbed by the body in 1-2 years, this treatment leaves behind microspheres of hydroxylapatite. These act as a newly formed scaffold, supporting the skin structures that have weakened over time. This increased strength causes your body to produce more collagen, which then builds on top of the hydroxylapatite and persists even after the filler has resolved.
1. Can treat multiple areas of the body
2. Stimulates your skin to produce new collagen
3. Provides immediate correction
|AVG Cost||$850 / syringe|
|Downtime||Swelling and bruising may occur. Downtime can be a few days, up to 2 weeks.|
|Topical Anesthetic Used?||Yes|
|Treatment Areas||Face, Neck, Hands, Buttocks, Hip Dips, Knees, Arms|
|Duration||12-18 months or more|