Skin Filler (2)

radiesse mechanism

Hyaluronic acid fillers have always been popular in the market due to their safety and quick efficacy in improving various facial contours and skin problems. Another type of skin filler that is less known in Hong Kong is Radiesse, which is very popular in Taiwan. Let’s introduce Radiesse to Hong Kong people here!

Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, which was originally used in orthopedics and dentistry for materials such as bone cement and tooth socket support. Therefore, it is also known as liquid bone. Radiesse used in medical aesthetics and sculpting fillers is made by suspending 30% of artificially synthesized hydroxyapatite in 70% liquid gel, which looks like fine pearl particles with a viscous gel substance on the surface. The Radiesse crystal ball is made of a primary component of extremely fine particles, which are formed into a single shape of crystal ball through an extremely high-temperature process. The Radiesse crystal ball is a single spherical shape, and the crystal ball size is 25–45μm. Radiesse is a subcutaneous implant that is both biocompatible, non-toxic, non-antigenic, and non-allergic.

Like hyaluronic acid, Radiesse can be naturally absorbed, making it relatively safe. However, Radiesse has a more lasting effect than hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid generally lasts for six months to a year (depending on the product), while Radiesse can last up to eighteen months to two years. Radiesse has strong support, so it is more firm, while hyaluronic acid is softer and more natural. Therefore, Radiesse has certain advantages over hyaluronic acid.

However, Radiesse also has certain limitations. If you are not satisfied with the effect of Radiesse, unless you change it within the golden two hours, you will have to wait for the effect to disappear, which may take one to two years, and there is no corresponding antidote like hyaluronic acid. In some clinical cases, granular or uneven shapes have appeared, and there is no remedy. In addition, Radiesse cannot be injected into the surface of the skin to improve water storage or fine lines, and cannot be injected into certain parts, such as the lips or upper eyelid positions.

Radiesse has its advantages and disadvantages, so it is best to consult a doctor to determine which one is best for you.