Radiesse® Cape Coral
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse is an FDA-approved injection in the US for the correction and augmentation of faces and hands and is offered at Dr. Taylor’s office in Cape Coral.
Does Radiesse Help Build Collagen?
Yes, Radiesse collagen treatment helps your body produce collagen naturally. This dermal filler is different from most fillers injected into the skin with solutions that temporarily fill lost volume and tighten the skin, creating a younger appearance. It is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite CaHA (30%) microspheres suspended in an aqueous carboxyl methylase (70%) gel carrier. CaHA is found in nature as the mineral component of human bone. Radiesse is composed of a synthetic CaHA, which shares the same biocompatibility profile as the natural compound.
The gel carrier is naturally broken down by the body over 4-12 weeks, leaving only microspheres. The microspheres are uniformly shaped and are prevented from packing tightly together, thereby forming a scaffold that promotes soft tissue formation within the tissue where the CaHA is placed. Over time, fibroblasts will lay down a collagenous extracellular matrix over the microspheres. This treatment will help you look and feel younger for long-lasting results in minutes.
How Long Does Radiesse Continue Working?
The product’s longevity ranges from 12-18 months, more extended in areas of decreased facial expression. The longevity of correction depends on multiple factors, including placement location, the patient’s age, metabolism rate, etc.
CaHA microspheres (collagen producers) are not permanent; the particles slowly are broken down into calcium and phosphate ions via the body’s normal metabolic process. Typically, collagen continues to build in the dermal layers for as long as two years, which can help you look and feel younger for longer than other treatments.
Post-treatment care involves the application of ice over injection areas to decrease tissue edema. Post-treatment follow-up visits are typically scheduled 8-12 weeks after treatment to assess patient satisfaction and provide touch-up injections as needed. For optimal and long-lasting results, a 2nd touch-up procedure may be warranted, as evidence suggests that the gel carrier of CaHA resorbs at a slightly faster pace than the pace at which tissue in-growth occurs—performing a touch-up injection at approximately 8-12 weeks after the initial injection optimizes longevity.
Radiesse should not be used if you:
- Have severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis or a history of multiple severe allergies
- Have a known susceptibility to keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring
- Are pregnant or nursing
- Are taking immunosuppressive medications
Radiesse Side Effects
Radiesse has some mild side effects that often last for a short period after the injection. These side effects are expected after the injection and are not life-threatening. Some of these side effects include:
- small bumps
- skin discoloration
- mild bleeding at the injection site
Before treatment, consult Dr. Taylor to discuss if Radiesse is right for you. Dr. Taylor is board certified to administer these forms of medicine. Dr. Taylor has the education and thousands of injection experiences to decide if Radiesse is right for you.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about Radiesse or any other procedures, call Dr. Taylor’s Cape Coral office at 239-540-9918 to be scheduled for a consultation today.