The Difference Between Radiesse and Other Dermal Fillers

Some fillers are good for adding volume to your cheeks or your lips, while others reduce the appearance of lines and deep folds.

Radiesse is a dermal filler that can address all of these issues with just one product. Let’s take a closer look at what makes Radiesse different from other dermal fillers and why it might be the right choice for you.

What is Radiesse?

Most dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which keeps cells, including skin cells, plump and hydrated. Radiesse, on the other hand, is made of calcium hydroxylapatite, or CaHA. CaHA is stiffer than hyaluronic acid allowing increased support in problem areas such as your jawline, chin, and the folds that run from your nostrils to the edge of your lips. Radiesse works by adding volume to the face and stimulating collagen production to improve skin elasticity.

When the collagen in your skin starts to break down, wrinkles begin to form. Aging can cause decreased collagen production, thus lowering the rate at which the collagen is replaced. This leads to dry skin, folds, fine lines, and wrinkles. By stimulating collagen production, Radiesse can address all these issues and restore a more youthful look to your face.

What Does Radiesse Do?

Radiesse softens the look of deep nasolabial folds, strengthens your chin and jawline, and plumps your cheeks and temples that have lost volume. It can also lift your cheeks, or other areas of sagging on the face, and improve the look of your hands by adding volume.

Who is a Good Candidate For Radiesse?

Radiesse is FDA-approved and is considered a very safe dermal filler.

You’re considered a good candidate if you are in good overall health, you have realistic expectations, and you’re not allergic to lidocaine, calcium hydroxyapatite, or any other products that may be used in treatment.

Radiesse Treatment 

Before the treatment, a specialist will clean your face and apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. Your provider will then inject the Radiesse into the treatment areas. The whole process takes as little as 15 minutes, but may take longer depending on the treatment area.

There’s no downtime, and you can go on with your day immediately after treatment.

Ideally, you will want to avoid over exposure to the sun, extreme heat, and humidity for at least 1-2 days following treatment. You might experience some redness and swelling, but those side effects will fade after a few days.

How Long Does Radiesse Last?

Radiesse is an incredibly long-lasting dermal filler and it can last for over a year. Depending on the patients and how quickly their body metabolizes the product, results can last between a year and 14 months because of its CaHa formulation. Fillers that are made with hyaluronic acid last about a year at best.

As with any dermal fillers, you can come into our office at First State Medspa for Radiesse touch-ups as needed.

Schedule a Consultation With First State MedSpa

If you’re worried about volume loss in your cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, or other signs of aging around your jawline and chin, schedule a consultation with us at First State Med Spa today. We’re more than happy to help you turn back the hands of time.

Call our Wilmington, DE office at (302) 208-6084 or use our online contact form.