Sharyn`s serious about wrinkle reduction: I am considering having Radiesse. My cosmetic dermatologist says that after a few treatments I will produce my own collagen, and I won’t have to have further injections. It seems amazing to me that any product can stimulate your skin to make new collagen. Is it safe and as effective for getting rid of wrinkles as she says it is? The Right Brain radiates this response:
Medcompare.com has this to say:
Radiesse is made from 25-45um calcium hydroxyapatite spheres reconstituted in an aqueous gel. The product is packaged in an over-filled 1mL syringe and has a consistency similar to the other available dermal fillers. It is also available in a 0.3 mL syringe which is good for touch up treatments. It injects very easily and creates immediate results. After injection, as the water is absorbed by the body, new collagen synthesis is stimulated around the hydroxyapatite spheres to create a long lasting effect, reportedly one to two years.
In case you`re interested, Medcompare also notes that Radiesse is more painful than other fillers because it splits the tissue planes. I’m not sure I like the sound of that! I`m also not sure if you NEVER have to have further injections, but it is longer lasting than other treatments. If you want more details, you can read the FDA report.
The Brains Bottom Line:
Radiesse is an approved medical treatment for wrinkles that is long lasting and helps stimulate natural collagen production. If you`re still concerned you might get the opinion of a second dermatologist.