How Does Radiesse® Work?
Radiesse® does more than treat individual wrinkles–it actually gives your skin a lift. Radiesse® replenishes the skin’s volume by stimulating the production of new collagen–a protein that gives the skin structure. Composed of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, which are suspended in a gel formula, Radiesse® adds instant shape to depleted areas. The microspheres boost and smooth the treatment area, restoring lost contours and softening lines. In the weeks and months following the injection, the microspheres continue to work, prompting the body’s own regenerative processes to kick in. As new collagen is manufactured, the skin becomes more elastic. Eventually, the microspheres break down and are absorbed by the body’s natural channels. The result is a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
How Long Does Radiesse® Last?
Radiesse® produces instant, visible results–with no downtime or recovery period. Although Radiesse® treatment is not permanent, patients can look forward to enduring results and the long-term improvement of skin quality. Many individuals enjoy the volumizing effects for a year or more. Outcomes will vary from person to person based on age, the overall condition of the skin, lifestyle considerations and other individual factors.