Radiesse is a synthetic filler formulated with Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a clear gel. When injected, Radiesse not only provides the skin with an immediate volumizing effect, but it continues to stimulate your skin’s natural collagen production for gradual, long-lasting improvements
What Is RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® is a dermal filler. Essentially, it's a biocompatible gel that is injected between the layers of your skin. RADIESSE® smooths wrinkles and facial folds by adding volume and structure to the area. It can also be used to add volume and shape to the back of your hands.
RADIESSE® made waves as the first FDA-approved dermal filler on the market. One of the reasons RADIESSE® is long lasting and effective is that it's a collagen stimulator, which means that it encourages your skin to regrow its natural supporting structure. Your results with RADIESSE® are natural and will last long after the original gel has faded away.
How RADIESSE® Works
Your skin relies on a structural protein known as collagen to stay firm and taut. As you get older, your body stops producing as much collagen; eventually, your skin will begin to droop and sag under its own weight. Visually, this translates into wrinkles and folds at various points along your face.
When it's first injected, the RADIESSE® gel seeps into your skin, replacing the volume that has been lost with time. This immediately causes the skin to look fuller, smoother, and healthier.
Once it's in place, the RADIESSE® acts like scaffolding to hold up your skin while your body begins a repair cycle. As RADIESSE® particles are slowly absorbed by your body, you'll begin producing collagen at a faster rate. This collagen is used to repair your natural support structures. By the time the RADIESSE® is fully absorbed, your skin will have regained much of its original texture and form.
RADIESSE® treatments don't last forever. Eventually, the stimulation will wear off, and your skin will produce collagen at a reduced rate. The full results of RADIESSE® last about a year; after this time, you should schedule a new appointment with your doctor.
What Can RADIESSE® Treat?
RADIESSE® is used to smooth and restore volume to wrinkles and folds in the lower face. From minor wrinkles at the corners of your lips to deep smile lines - also known as nasolabial folds - RADIESSE® can restore the smoothness of your skin and bring attention back to your beautiful smile.
Another popular use of RADIESSE® is to restore volume to the back of the hands. As you experience the wear and tear of life, your skin can start to sag against your hand, exposing the shape of the veins and tendons underneath. Your hands are an important part of your self-identity, and seeing them age can result in an extreme loss of confidence. Luckily, RADIESSE® can be used to add volume, regrow the support structure, and give your hands a vibrant and youthful appearance.
Is RADIESSE® in Your Treatment Plan?
RADIESSE® is an option for anyone looking to restore tension and volume to their skin. RADIESSE® can be used to treat wrinkles on most parts of the face, making it a great choice for an all-encompassing treatment plan.
Dr. Giancarlo Zuliani is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon. His artistic eye, attention to detail, and individualized care allow him to achieve remarkable results that solve a person's concerns while preserving his or her unique identity. We would love to discuss your goals and begin working toward a more beautiful, refined, and confident you. Please give our office a call at 248.322.3362 (248.FACE.DOC) or click the button below to request a consultation with Dr. Zuliani at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics in Bloomfield Hills.