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What Makes Radiesse Different From Other Fillers?

What Makes Radiesse Different From Other Fillers?

Botox and fillers are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. Appointments are quick, require little to no downtime, and results are consistent. 

Fillers are cosmetic injections that help replenish volume loss under the skin to fill in lines and wrinkles and augment facial features. The most popular dermal fillers plump the skin with a hyaluronic acid gel. Radiesse® is different, using calcium hydroxylapatite to rejuvenate your look.

At Montclair Rejuvenation Center in Verona and West Caldwell, New Jersey, our team of aestheticians led by Dr. Kelly Distefano uses different dermal fillers to meet a wide range of beauty goals.

Dermal fillers: The basics

Volume loss under the skin is one factor contributing to the visible signs of aging. This occurs due to declines in collagen production, making your skin thin and less elastic. The subcutaneous layer of fat under the skin also shrinks and shifts with age, causing your skin to sag.

Dermal fillers are cosmetic injections that address lost volume, plumping up the skin to restore a youthful look. They also fill in lines and wrinkles and add volume to thin lips. 

The cosmetic injections use different substances to restore volume, like hyaluronic acid in Juvederm® and Restylane® fillers. But Radiesse is different.

How Radiesse is different

Instead of hyaluronic acid, Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a substance naturally found in your bones that your body uses to repair itself. In dermal fillers like Radiesse, the CaHa is suspended in a smooth gel, creating a thicker filler that lasts longer than hyaluronic acid, up to 12 months. 

The dermal filler also stimulates collagen production, improving your skin’s natural strength and elasticity. Because it’s naturally found in the body, your skin reabsorbs the CaHA over time, but your skin continues to appear strong and youthful thanks to the rebuilding of collagen.

When to consider Radiesse

Our team offers free consultations to determine what treatment can best meet your needs. Radiesse is FDA-approved to smooth out moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds like the creases that run from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth (nasolabial folds). We also use Radiesse to restore volume loss in the back of the hand.

Injections with Radiesse are quick, and you can expect to see results right away. You may develop redness and swelling at the site of your injections, but you can return to your usual day after treatment. We request you skip intense exercise for a day or two following your injections to reduce the risk of bruising. 

If you have deep lines, wrinkles, and folds and want to learn more about how fillers like Radiesse can help, call the office closest to you today or book an appointment online. 

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