Got wrinkles, fine lines, skin laxity, thinning skin, or neck lines? Then you may be a candidate for skin rejuvenation treatment with Hyperdilute Radiesse!
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse was approved by the FDA as a facial filler at the end of 2006 and has been used as a volumizing filler since. Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous polysaccharide gel carrier. Once it is injected, the gel is absorbed over time. The body then metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, which stimulate the body to produce collagen.
In recent years, the use of Radiesse in a hyperdiluted form has increased. In this form, it is a biostimulatory agent, rather than a volumizing filler, and it improves skin quality, texture, tone and firmness. It can be used in the face, neck, décolletage and other areas of the body. This technique was first used in Europe, yet it’s now being used more and more in the U.S.
What is Hyperdiluted Radiesse?
Hyperdiluted Radiesse is simply Radiesse that has been diluted / thinned out, with a mixture of sterile saline solution and lidocaine. This makes it an easily spreadable biostimulator capable of remodeling skin over a larger area.
When this diluted mixture is injected into areas of collagen loss, it triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin. The result is a skin rejuvenating treatment with pronounced and visible smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.
The benefits of this treatment are skin tightening and thickening, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crepiness. Treatment of the décolletage will also reduce the pigment from sun damage. Overall, skin tone, texture and elasticity are markedly improved.
Where can it be used?
-Mid and lower face
-Neck lines and/or neck in patients with mild to moderate laxity
-Buttocks with cellulitic dimples (in patients with moderate to severe cellulite) to reduce the appearance of dimpling
-Above knees to address the knee lines from lax skin with aging
How much diluted Radiesse is needed?
Radiesse is available by the syringe, and, according to the current practice guidelines, treatment typically requires one syringe per area. The face and neck each usually require a single 1.5cc syringe per session, while the chest requires a half to a full syringe.
What is the downtime?
As with any filler injection, there can be some bruising, swelling and mild discomfort after the treatment. Most clients tolerated this treatment well and are very satisfied with their results.
There can be a variable amount of bruising and swelling, which normally lasts up to a week.
How many treatments are needed?
One to three treatment sessions are usually required to achieve the desired aesthetic effects. Two treatments are typical, though severe sun damage or severe skin laxity may require more.
These treatments are spaced out one month apart. Though preliminary research shows that results with hyperdiluted Radiesse may last up to two years. one will likely want to have one hyperdilute Radiesse treatment every 12 to 18 months for maintenance.
Hyperdiluted Radiesse can be used alone. Yet when addressing areas with harder to treat concerns, such as the neck or chest, it is best to treat in combination with other tightening and resurfacing procedures, such as Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling, because they work together to improve dermal collagen.