Radiesse is made of Calcium Hydroxyapatite microspheres suspended in a gel carrier made of carboxymethylcellulose. It's a bit thicker than most other Hyaluronic Acids such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero and therefor can have more drastic results. It can also stimulate collagen production. However, it can coalesce over time and create nodules under the skin. While steroid injections can help reduce persistence of unwanted results, this product is not instantly reversible. Radiesse received its FDA approval on 12/22/2006 for correction of facial fat loss in HIV patients and for moderate folds and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds. It recently got approval in 2015 as Radiesse Plus which comes pre-mixed with Xylocaine (a numbing solution).
S Soleiman MD
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