Hyperdilute Radiesse at Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar
Radiesse™ is a dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres that work immediately upon injection. CaHA is comprised of phosphate and calcium, which occur naturally in the human body.
Radiesse can be used as a volumizing dermal filler for facial folds and provide support in the upper face, in turn reducing skin laxity in the lower face.
A newer and highly effective use for Radiesse is the technique of hypderdilution. When diluted and injected superficially, Radiesse acts as a collagen stimulating agent. The Hyperdilute Radiesse technique combines the filler with saline and lidocaine, thinning the consistency and increasing the volume of product. The Hyperdilute Radiesse is then injected into the desired area through a thin cannula. This treatment is a favorable alternative to surgical intervention such as facelift or neck and décolleté lift
Deborah H. Atkin, M.D. can harness the unique biostimulatory, collagen producing power of this technique to:
- Rejuvenate the skin
- Improve texture
- Correct volume loss and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of cellulite
Hyperdilute Radiesse FAQs
What areas of the body can I treat with Hyperdilute Radiesse?
Almost any area where you have skin laxity and volume loss. The most common treatment areas are:
- Neck and Décolleté
- Inner Upper Arms
- Mid to lower face
- Above the knees
When will I see results and how long will they last?
You may see an immediate result after treatment. The collagen stimulating effects of the treatment will take over at 3-4 weeks post treatment and will continue for up to 6 months. The gains you make with treatment will last, however, the aging process will continue- you will just age from a better place. For these reasons we recommend an effective at-home anti aging regimen and annual visits for maintenance treatment.
How many Hyperdilute Radiesse treatments will I need?
We recommend 2 – 3 treatments performed 1-2 month apart for optimal results.
The number you will need will depend on your overall skin health, amount of skin laxity and volume loss. To maintain results we recommend a follow up treatment approximately once per year.
Is there downtime? What are the side effects?
Very mild bruising, swelling and discomfort after treatment may occur. These are temporary and will resolve within a few days.
For more information about Hyperdilute Radiesse treatments, or to schedule your consultation, please contact us.