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Radiesse Treatments By Parfaire In Pasadena

What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a dermal filler used to smooth out mild to severe wrinkles and folds. Radiesse provides immediate volume replacement plus long-term improvement by stimulation of collagen and elastin production.

Radiesse is used to reduce the signs of aging. It is most commonly used to add lost volume due to aging to areas of the face and the back of the hands. It is FDA approved to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and nasolabial folds.

Radiesse is a biocompatible, biodegradable, and resorbable bio-stimulatory filler. It is the first and only FDA-approved calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microsphere that can stimulate the endogenous production of collagen.

What Makes Radiesse Good at Fighting Signs of Aging?

Radiesse is a unique product because it provides both volume replacement and collagen biostimulation as a primary mechanism of action.

What Causes Skin To Change As We Age?

As we age, along with environmental factors such as sun damage, our body reduces the capacity of making the two important components – collagen and elastin fibers, which are the building blocks for skin strength and elasticity to keep skin tone and good facial contour. Reduced amounts of collagen and elastin can cause shifting distribution of fat, and change the relationship between the various facial structures, causing the skin to sag with wrinkles and skin folds.

How does Radiesse Work?

Upon injection, the highly viscoelastic CaHA gel matrix acts as a scaffold and provides immediate volume augmentation. Within the next 9 to 12 months, a firm network of new tissue formation takes place through neocollagenesis, elastin production, angiogenesis, and dermal cell proliferation.

The result is a long-lasting aesthetic improvement for 18 to 24 months or longer with tight and elastic skin and increased skin thickness.

What’s the Difference Between Radiesse And Other Dermal Fillers?

Radiesse is a calcium based (CaHA) dermal filler instead of hyaluronic acid based (HA) fillers, such as the commonly used Juverderm and Rystylane Family. CaHA microspheres presented in Radiesse have the same chemical composition as the inorganic constituent of bone. It is native to the body with an extensive safety profile. The microsphere properties of Radiesse mimic the environment into which it is placed. No migration from the site of injection has been observed. This is a major benefit compared with HA fillers sometimes associated with migration.

What is HyperDilute Radiesse and What Does it Do?

Hyperdilute Radiesse offers a more global treatment rather than local filling and volume, it has a significant impact on reducing fine wrinkling, improving skin quality, and promoting general skin tightening with minimal volume gains. It is ideal for superficial injection in the following areas:

  • Acne scars
  • Neck, décolletage skin rejuvenation
  • Skin laxity and cellulite dimples to buttocks, thighs
  • Flaccidity (loose hanging skin with fine wrinkle) of abdomen, arms, knees, and elbows

HyperDilute Radiesse is done with Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) a well-established collagen stimulator. Traditionally CaHA filler is used undiluted with its 1.5 mL product per syringe injected to the skin for volume replacement. In recent years, it has been increasingly used in hyperdiluted form (ie, 1.5 mL of the product plus ≥1.5 mL of diluent), this makes Radiesse a more bio-stimulatory agent rather than a volumizing filler to target the improvement of skin quality and firmness in face, neck and body areas.

Tissues treated with hyper-diluted Radiesse show higher levels of collagen type I, collagen type III, and elastin, promoting greater skin strength, and elasticity, and increasing blood flow and nutrition flow. All these lead to better skin quality in the long term.

FAQ’s

Which Areas Can Radiesse Treat?
Radiesse with its high density and viscosity makes it ideal for deep-layer injection for the following purpose:

  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Lower face (Chin and Jawline) definition
  • Facial wrinkles and folds correction, such as nasolabial folds
  • Correction of volume loss in the hands
How is the Radiesse Treatment Performed?
Like all dermal fillers, Radiesse is injected into the skin by a needle or a cannula. Needles have the advantage of extreme movement precision. On the other hand, cannulas cause less trauma and allow treatment of larger areas at the selected injection depth. An anesthetic agent has been premixed in the filler and hyperdilute solution to minimize the injection discomfort, we also use topical anesthetics before the procedure.
When do I see improvements and how long does Radiesse last?
Noticeable improvements will be seen immediately. The full results should be seen within a week. The Radiesse results are good for up to 18 to 24 months. It is advisable to do small maintenance injections periodically as a touch-up.
Is there any downtime after a Radiesse treatment?
No, there is no downtime after the treatment and you can immediately go about your normal routine. However, you should avoid direct sub for 24 hours until any redness or swelling is resolved.
What is the Difference between Radiesse and Juvederm?
The difference between Radiesse and Juvederm is what the fillers are made of. Radiesse is calcium based and cannot be reversed or dissolved. Juvederm is hyaluronic acid-based and can be reversed or dissolved.
Are there any side effects to a Radiesse Treatment?
There are potential side effects to Radiesse which may include redness, swelling, allergic reaction, and irritation.
Why Should You Trust Parfaire Medical Aesthetics for your Radiesse Treatment?
All Radiesse treatments at Parfaire are performed exclusively by our Board Certified Physician who is an expert injector with many years of experience.