Wondering what all the hype over hyperdilute radiesse (HDR) is about? Here’s everything you need to know about this new favorite injectable anti-aging/pre-juvenation procedure.
Radiesse is a filler made up of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres- which is different than your traditional hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane products. The difference? When Radiesse is injected, your body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, stimulating collagen and elastin production. Loss of collagen and elastin is one of the leading causes of aging, so stimulating our body to ramp up production of these leads to visibly smoother, firmer, and younger looking skin. Traditional HA fillers simply add volume and structure where injected. HA fillers are like a band-aid in a sense, whereas HDR is treating the actual problem.
Who is a good candidate for Hyperdilute Radiesse treatment?
Everyone! HDR can be used for pre-juvenation, helping to slow the aging process, or it can be used to treat an area already showing signs of age such as skin laxity and fine lines/wrinkles. The Radiesse is simply diluted down differently depending on each individual’s goals.
Where can HDR be used?
Everywhere! Most commonly we see HDR used on the face to address thinning skin, fine lines, and sagging that causes jowls, and on the neck to address “turkey neck” and “tech neck”. But HDR can also be used to treat unwanted cellulite, “bat wings” from sagging skin on the backs of the arms, dimples, and even that stubborn upper knee laxity.
What is the downtime?
Thankfully very little to none! Depending on the area treated, some bruising/swelling can be expected, but on the face and neck especially most people experience virtually no visible signs of having any procedure done. Some report mild soreness for a day or two post-procedure, but nothing a little Tylenol or ibuprofen can’t handle.
When do I see results?
Collagen production post-procedure takes about 6 weeks, and most people need 1-3 treatments 6 weeks apart followed by 1 treatment per year for maintenance for ideal outcomes.
We can’t wait to see you for HDR! Contact us to book your first consultation.