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What Should You Know About Radiesse?

When discussing the world of noninvasive aesthetic enhancement treatments, it seems as though every other day there are a number of new and unique treatments that come about. And while many of these treatments are effective and allow patients to alleviate a number of common cosmetic issues that we are often worried about as a result of aging, the fact is that far too many simply don’t work! When it comes to noninvasive cosmetic medicine, no matter how you slice it, dermal filler injectables and Botox reign supreme. When it comes to the use of dermal filler injectables and Botox, while their main focus is to combat wrinkles, fine lines and facial folds, caused as a result of aging, they actually can offer quite a few aesthetic benefits to individuals across multiple age groups and those suffering from a wide variety of issues. And many, even a lot of aesthetic experts, have little to no knowledge of the true power of dermal filler injectables and Botox and how well they really work! And while hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Juvéderm is by far the most popular in today’s aesthetic enhancement landscape, the fact is that there are many other dermal fillers out there and each of these dermal fillers can offer quite a few unique benefits to patients. One example of a popular, and very effective one, that isn’t a hyaluronic acid dermal filler has got to be Radiesse. If you are in the world of cosmetic medicine than you have certainly heard of Radiesse, but odds are you don’t know much about it and what it can offer you in terms of treatment. To better educate patients, we will be exploringRadiesse and how it can help you fight off unwanted signs of aging.

What is Radiesse?

Now before we delve any deeper into the world of Radiesse, its important to understand what exactly the compound is and what it does. Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler like many others, it is used to plump up the skin and provide much-needed subdermal volume that is lost over time, as a result of aging. Generally, areas where there is folded or wrinkled skin can benefit from such filler volume enhancement – most commonly when we think of such areas, we are thinking of the face. As a filler, Radiesse is able to stimulate the production of naturally occurring collagen from beneath the skin’s surface, collagen being a vital skincare protein that is also depleted as we age – a major reason why we lose valuable volume and the plumpness of the skin, that is often associated with youth. Radiesse is highly effective and quite sought after in many regards, as it works right away and results can last for up to two years – much longer than the vast majority of other injectable dermal filler treatments!

Using Radiesse

One of the most important things to understand about a dermal filler like Radiesse is that it is known to be highly effective in areas other than the face as well, including the hands. The hands are one of the areas along the body that are known to be highly susceptible to age-related volume loss. Just think about the last time you’ve seen your grandmother’s hands, or the hands of someone who is much older than you. They are often much thinner than your own, and you might often be able to see more veins and the outline of bone and other tissue. This is due to volume loss, and the depletion of vital compounds such as collagen – similar to how it effects your face. In addition to the hands, Radiesse is also quite effective in areas surrounding the nose and mouth. Injections are done using a very tiny needle, often much tinier than something like Juvéderm a popular hyaluronic acid dermal filler. The ingredients in Radiesse are nontoxic, nonallergenic, and compatible with your body’s natural tissues.

A Good Candidate for Radiesse

When it comes to the use of Radiesse, the ideal candidate can be almost anyone. And over the years, the use of dermal fillers in general has made it to a much younger demographic than in years past. In many cases, we see patients as young as 18 to 20 having injectable dermal filler treatments being done, however the best candidates for Radiesse are generally those men and women who are suffering from some form of age-related volume loss, most commonly in the face or hands. The average Radiesse candidate is anywhere from 35 to 65 years old, and have developed wrinkles and folds around the nose, mouth, hands and fingers. In many cases, it is also recommended by a doctor for anyone who has experienced some type of a drastic weight loss, usually as a result of some sort of health complications or infection they might have suffered.

How Does it Work?

Unlike other injectable dermal fillers, Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres that work immediately upon injection. CaHA is made up of ions of phosphate and calcium, which occur naturally in the human body. This compound works doubly, as it initially provides the filling action on its own upon the initial injection, however over time while in the body, it helps to stimulate the production of natural collagen stores, thus allowing the skin to provide its own filler source over time – this will not only provide short term results, but ensure long term improvements to the skin’s smoothness, softness, plumpness, as well as to provide a better overall texture and appearance. The hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon in the gel help to create a structure that mimics connective tissue – helping to strengthen and improve the overall skin tissue as well.

For more information on Radiesse and other injectable dermal fillers be sure to contact Dr. Hamadiya today.

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