What is Radiesse?
Radiesse® (Bioform Inc, USA) is a sterile, latex-free, non-pyrogenic, semi-solid, cohesive subdermal, injectable implant, whose principal component is synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite, a biocompatible material with over 20 years of use in medicine. It is a longer-lasting form of other cosmetic fillers in the market.
How does it work?
Radiesse is injected into the skin to help plump up sunken areas of the skin due to collagen depletion. The product has FDA approval for facial augmentation. Such approval includes the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and the treatment of facial fat loss. The areas that can be treated are glabellar lines, subdermal support of the brows, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, nose, lips, perioral region, marionette lines, oral commissures, and chin among others, as well as saucerized acne scars. The average lasting result is from 12 to 18 months. Radiesse can be considered an effective soft-tissue filler for overall longevity, biocompatibility, and low rate of side effects.