What are Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers?
Calcium Hydroxylapatite has been used in the field of aesthetics for more than a decade; ever since the first calcium hydroxylapatite filler, Radiesse, was approved for use in European markets in 2003. Throughout this time, this brand has remained popular amongst both doctors and clients alike due to its natural-looking and durable results, versatility, and outstanding volumising properties that make it ideal for correcting age-related aesthetic defects.
What is calcium hydroxylapatite?
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral that naturally occurs in human teeth and bone. As such, it is biodegradable, biocompatible and non-antigenic. In Radiesse, the material is formed into microspheres that are suspended in aqueous gel that has the optimal physical properties needed for lifting and plumping the skin.
How do these fillers work?
This calcium hydroxylapatite filler is injected into the subcutis to restore facial volume and correct skin depressions. Most practitioners use Radiesse to lift or fill out the cheek area, to tighten the contours of the face, to smooth out deep nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and to rejuvenate the back of the hands.
In addition to its immediate filling and volumising effects, Radiesse encourages collagen production at the site of implant, extending the duration of results even further. Results typically lasts at least a year or longer in many patients.
Benefits of calcium hydroxylapatite
Treatment with Radiesse offers many benefits to the patient. The treatment is no different than that of any other dermal filler injections, taking no longer than 30 minutes to complete, with no required downtime after the procedure. As the calcium hydroxylapatite in Radiesse is not derived from animals, it poses a low risk of allergic reactions. Additionally, Radiesse is available in a formulation with the anaesthetic lidocaine, which helps to reduce needle pain during injection, in order to improve the experience of the patient.
In summary, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers have the reputation of being a durable, safe, and versatile aesthetic treatment that generates high levels of patient satisfaction with its results.