Dermal fillers add volume and smooth the skin surface, but the type chosen depends on the location where volume is needed and other factors. The thickness of the skin and the amount of wrinkling to be diminished are other factors to be considered when choosing an injectable dermal filler. Radiesse® is a special form of gel filler that works to decrease wrinkles and also to increase collagen production. It’s especially effective for use when small creases need to be made less noticeable.
Radiesse® differs from acid-based fillers in that the gel can be molded into place, so the individual realizes immediate results. However, after it is injected, the gel mix begins to attract tissue at the base of the dermal layers. This allows fixation of tissues, forming a sturdier base upon which the skin rests.
How Radiesse® is Formulated
This injectable gel filler contains calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. They are of differing molecular weights, and we will determine which formula to use when we consult with the client and target appropriate injection sites. The microspheres of calcium ions are suspended in the gel, but after injection, they remain fixed within the gel.
This type of filler compound can, therefore, be thought of as a sort of scaffolding agent. Once injected, it boosts the volume immediately, but the gel, after being molded into the correct areas, binds with tissues of the lower dermal layers, as well as some of the subcutaneous tissues. The results are quite long-lasting, and repeat injections may not be necessary for more than a year, depending on the situation.
Candidates for Radiesse® Injections
Mature adults who are experiencing fine line wrinkles on the face, especially those marionette lines that form near the mouth and eyes, are usually suitable candidates for Radiesse® injections. Good candidates are also in good overall health and have realistic expectations.
If you have questions about Radiesse® and want to know if this is the suitable dermal filler for you, schedule a consultation with us at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City. We’ll give you all the information you need. You can indeed turn back the aging clock without the need for surgery or harsh chemical applications. Contact us today to book your appointment!