Calcium Hydroxyapatite (under the name Radiesse) is a long-established FDA approved filler material that has been used as an injectable implant to correct volume defects in both the face and the body. It works as a bio-stimulator when injected under the skin. In fact, one of the more famous studies for the use of Radiesse as a cosmetic filler material was on the back of the hands.
INJECTING RADIESSE TO TIGHTEN SKIN.A novel application is to use Radiesse to lift sagging skin. And it is called The Radiesse Lift. In this procedure we deliver linear “threads” of Radiesse under the skin in the direction that we intend to lift sagging skin. In the face, this will give a mild lifting effect on the jowls. In the body, it can tighten loose skin like in areas of cellulite.
CONTINUOUS NATURAL SKIN TIGHTENINGAs the calcium particles stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, patients will notice an improvement in skin elasticity in the areas treated. Whether it is on the face or various parts of the body. This skin tightening occurs gradually over a period of several months. And the new fibrous supports are all natural.
THE RADIESSE LIFT PROCEDURE
A 30 to 60-minute procedure that can be done in the clinic.
Local anesthetic is added to the Calcium Hydroxyapatite for comfort.
A cannula is used to deliver linear “threads” of Radiesse under the skin. Vectoring.
Sedation can be arranged for more extensive areas or if done together with other treatments like liposuction or cellulite subcision.
Some bruises and swelling may be expected after the procedure. Especially if larger areas (like over the thighs) are done.
AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED
WITH THE RADIESSE LIFT
Can treat the face and various part of the body. The Radiesse Lift is especially good for:
- Lifting the Jowls
- Lifting loose skin above the knees
- Tightening the underarm loose skin
- Tightening the skin above the umbilicus
- Tightening skin at the décolletage
Results can last up to 18 months. You can further enhance the results of your Radiesse Lift by combining with other non-invasive skin tightening procedures like Thermage or Ulthera.