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How does Radiesse work to rejuvenate the skin?

Both men and women are taking better care of their face days, and this has led to many new and effective anti-aging treatments becoming available. Soft tissue fillers like Radiesse are now widely used to restore facial fullness, in order to make the face plumper and younger.  But just how does Radiesse work to rejuvenate the skin?

What is Radiesse and where is it used?

Radiesse is an FDA cleared cosmetic filler that is used to volumize the face. It is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (HA), which the body is able to absorb. The microspheres present in HA provide the lift that the skin needs to replenish volume.

Radiesse is used to smooth out wrinkles around the nose and mouth. It is also adds volume to areas such as the cheeks and jawline, which often appear hollow due to sagging skin.

How Radiesse works

A small needle is used to inject Radiesse under the skin. There is an immediate improvement in skin volume after the injection, making folds and wrinkles less visible. Radiesse also encourages the growth of new collagen, and this has the effect of boosting collagen levels, so that youthful elasticity is restored in the long term (read more).

Patients may experience some swelling or bruising after the injection, but this normally clears within a few hours. Radiesse is a semi-permanent filler; therefore the effects can last up to 1 year or more. This characteristic makes it different from most other dermal fillers that only last 3 to 6 months.

If you need to correct facial wrinkles and folds that accompany aging, then you may want to learn more about how Radiesse works. Patients in San Francisco can contact Dr. Lisa Kang or Dr. David Kang of Serenity Med Spa. Why not call them today at (415) 781-9200 and schedule an appointment.