Radiesse Stimilates Your Own Collagen Production
Unlike many other fillers, which consist of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse consists of synthetically produced smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel carrier. The microspheres almost like microscopic cartilage or bone, and stimulate the body to lay down more of its own collagen. The gel is inert (non-reactive) and is absorbed by the body. It is believed by the Bioform company that this process makes Radiesse last longer than other fillers.
It is important to note that Radiesse is indicated for the correction of deep lines, such as nasolabial folds where it show excellent results. It is not to be used for correction of lips or around the eyes.
Explaining the transition in Radiesse
The absorbed gel is generally replaced by a fibrous tissue reaction which compensates for the loss of volume.
Radiesse effective as a filler
Radiesse consists of synthetically produced smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a sodium carboxymethylcellulose gel carrier. The gel carrier is absorbed leaving the micropsheres which then stimulate new collagen around them. The result is considered biostimulatory, in other words, stimulating new collagen depostition.
When the Radiesse is injected, it leaves a matrix which is filled with your body's own collagen and and new tissue growth. Once the Radiesse is absorbed by the body, the tissue that filled the matrix remains leaving long lasting results.
Radiesse Helps Your Body Make Collagen
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatitie, which is essentially an injectable form of small particles of bone. Your body absorbs the gel carrier over time, replacing it gradually with more collagen. All fillers due this to a certain degree, although Radiesse does this more than a hyaluronic acid derivative.
Radiesse is considered a temporary filler. Initially, much of what is seen is the carrier of the filler. However, the collagen response persists giving the filler increased duration from one to three years.
Radiesse is made of small particles of calcium. Since the particles are hard, they are mixed with a gel to allow them to be injected. Once injected, your body gradually removes the gel (biodegradable) leaving the calcium particles that slowly dissolve over a couple of years. In order to remove the gel, your body "grows" into the area and new collagen is formed. The implication is that your body replaces some of the injection (the gel) with "naturally produced tissue" that results in a more permanent correction.
Your body will develope it's own collagen
Yes. Radiesse is not a permanent filler. It does mean though, that your face will continue to have some benefit of the treatment even after the filler is partially reabsorbed. Your body will develop its own collagen as a response to the filler’s presence and this will help augment the depression to some extent.
Radiesse is composed of an innert rapidly absorbed gel which contains calcium hydroxlyapatite microspheres (The same composition as, but not derived from, human bone) After the gel has been absorbed, the microspheres stimulate the formation of new collagen (host response) which enhances and extends the duration of the correction. It is an excellent structural filler for achieving contour changes such as nasolabial folds and marrionette lines.
Radiesse Injections and Host Response over time
It been experience that using any filler often enough will lead to a fibrotic response that provides its own level of augmentation . We have seen the same thing with use of a person's own fat. With this in mind materials such as Scultra and Radiesse will create more fibrosis than hyaluronic acid fillers like Perlane but all seem to produce some response of this nature. This allows a correction to last longer and suggests that the more you do early on ensures that you will not have to do as much later!