What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is a calcium hydroxyapatite-based dermal filler that fills out your fine lines and wrinkles while simultaneously stimulating your body to generate healthy collagen. Radiesse gives your face immediate volume while also preparing it to maintain those results for an extended period of up to 2 years.
Calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel is a biocompatible, biodegradable, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic substance naturally found in the human body. When injected, it adds immediate volume to the skin, filling out fine facial lines and wrinkles.
Besides adding immediate volume, CaHA also encourages collagen formation, the fibrous proteins that support your skin structure. Over time, your body produces more collagen to keep your skin lifted and firm. Thus your skin remains firm and smooth long after the CaHA has dissolved.
The CaHA infusion produces immediate but short-term results while the collagen produces gradual but long-term results.