Radiesse is a commercial brand of a collagen biostimulator based on calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). It is used for aesthetic treatments, such as filling facial wrinkles and folds, restoring volume and facial contour.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a biocompatible and safe compound, which is also found naturally in human bones. In Radiesse, calcium hydroxyapatite is suspended in an aqueous gel and is injected into the skin to fill in the desired areas.
Radiesse works in two main ways: immediately filling facial wrinkles and folds, providing an immediate result, and stimulating the production of natural collagen.
Over time, the Radiesse gel is absorbed by the body, but the newly produced collagen remains, providing a long-lasting result.
Radiesse is generally used on areas such as nasolabial folds (marionette lines), smile lines, wrinkles around the lips, and to restore volume to the cheeks and hands.
The Radiesse treatment is carried out by Dr. Paola Halfeld, a Living Clinic doctor with experience in Aesthetic Medicine, who will determine the appropriate amount of the product and the application technique to obtain the desired results.
Another very popular collagen biostimulator is Sculptra, which instead of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), contains poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).
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