Radiesse Is Already a Versatile Filler. Now It’s Being Diluted and Used to Tighten Skin All Over the Face and Body.
Radiesse vs. diluted Radiesse—what’s the difference?
A little refresher course on Radiesse: unlike hyaluronic acid (HA)–based filling materials like Juvéderm and Restylane, Radiesse works by stimulating your body to make collagen, the protein that plumps skin and keeps it smooth. The filler is made up of microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), a substance also found in bones, that are suspended in a gel.
Like HA fillers, Radiesse works immediately to improve the treated area. But over time, the gel is fully absorbed, and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind your own natural collagen, which lasts for 18–24 months.
Depending on how much Radiesse is diluted, the material has a mild volumizing effect, at best. Instead, it creates the equivalent of a gel mesh. This initially holds an area tauter, but over time, it acts primarily as a biostimulator to improve the tone and texture and even tighten skin leaving it most commonly used in the cheeks, neck, and chest in patients who have severe “solar elastosis,” or damaged collagen and elastin from sun exposure.
WHY DILUTE RADIESSE?
With diluted Radiesse, there is a lower risk of infection. In fact, most experts administer Hyperdilute Radiesse with a cannula, which will minimize or eliminate downtime and bruising.
Hyperdilute Radiesse lasts even longer than regular Radiesse. If you’re looking for long-term, natural-looking volume, choose diluted Radiesse instead of the original filler.
Typical Radiesse filler is too thick for thin, crepey, or delicate skin, but Hyperdilute Radiesse can fill thin skin seamlessly without leaving any lumps or bumps.