How does Radiesse Work?
Radiesse is an FDA-approved subdermal injectable filler used for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles for both your face and hands. It’s commonly used to treat nasolabial folds (the lines that extend from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth) and to correct signs of facial fat loss in patients with HIV.
The dermal filler is composed of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. CaHA is composed of phosphate and calcium ions that naturally occur in the body. Initially, the gel fills in the volume you desire. As time goes on, the CaHA stimulates your body’s natural ability to generate collagen – so your skin produces its own filler. Over time, your body absorbs the CaHA, leaving the youthful collagen in place for up to two years.