Radiesse plus is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier of sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC).
How does Radiesse plus filler work?
It has an immediate volumising effect when injected in areas with facial volume deficit or depressed scars. In addition, it continues to promote new collagen formation over time. Gradually, the CMC carrier gel is fully resorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind your own collagen.
How does Radiesse help in the treatment of acne scars?
When injected post-subcision, Radiesse plus filler keeps the fibrotic scar adhesions separate from the underlying tissue. In addition, it promotes new collagen formation and scar remodelling, leading to an improved appearance of acne scars.
Am I suitable?
The best way to decide if fillers are right for you is to consult a qualified and experienced cosmetic practitioner. Pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding are advised not to undergo treatment. People with active pimples should wait for their skin condition to improve as there is risk of infection after filler injection. Some fillers rarely can cause allergic reactions.
How soon can I return to normal activities?
There is minimal downtime – you can usually resume your usual lifestyle as soon as your treatment is over.
Are there any side effects?
Fillers nowadays are generally safe and seldom produce severe side effects. The most common side effects are usually injection related e.g. redness, pain, itching, swelling or bruising. These are usually mild and resolve after a few days.
When can I start to see results and how long do they last?
The aesthetic results are usually immediate and you will notice the difference right away. Filler duration depends on many factors, such as individuals skin condition, choice of filler product and area treated. The effects typically lasts between 6 to 12 months.