When we get older, we are experiencing loss of hydration of the skin and slow down of cells renewal process, which can cause the reduction of skin’s elasticity, firmness and flexibility. Deeper wrinkles occur, especially around the nose, mouth and sometimes on the chin. At the same time thin layer of fat under the skin, necessary to maintain its elasticity and smoothness, slowly disintegrates. This loss of capacity is particularly noticeable around zygomatic bones area, cheeks and on the outer parts of hands.
Radiesse filler is based on calcium hydroxyapatite and suspended in a gel transporter consisted of water and glycerol. The formulation not only corrects wrinkles and facial contours (immediately after injection) but also stimulates the skin cells (fibroblasts) for collagen production, which in turn causes skin thickening and improve its elasticity and firmness. After it is injected deeply into the skin, the gel is absorbed and replaced by newly formed collagen fibers but calcium hydroxyapatite remains at the place of injection. This process continues for several months after the treatment and the lasts about 12-18 months.
Calcium hydroxyapatite has a high safety profile and has been used in medicine for more than 25 years. It is completely biodegradable – it is absorbed naturally. It is characterized by remarkable stability. High temperature, UV or laser treatments do not reduce the effect of the treatment.