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Radiesse® San Francisco

Of the many injectable materials that Dr. Maas offers, Radiesse® is one of the newest.

In fact, Dr. Maas was a principle investigator in the FDA trials of Radiesse® injection, which was ultimately cleared for use in 2006. Considered a ‘new generation’ filler, Radiesse® differs from other cosmetic fillers in that it is comprised of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres. CaHA is a biomaterial with over twenty years of use in orthopedics, neurosurgery, dentistry, and ophthalmology, and is the primary mineral constituent of bone and teeth. Radiesse® is synthetic CaHA that has similar characteristics to bone and teeth, and is naturally compatible with the body.

The CaHA microspheres (particles) form a scaffold through which your body’s own collagen grows, and is reputed to produce a longer lasting effect. Over time, your body absorbs the gel carrier while collagen has started to grow and infiltrate the area, replacing the gel with your own, natural tissue. (see the below illustrations) The Radiesse® microspheres continue to provide the support and structure for your body to grow new tissue and collagen until the microspheres are also safely and naturally absorbed into your body.

Radiesse® has been approved for use in many countries and in the U.S. has been cleared for treatment of the nasolabial fold known as smile lines and facial wasting in HIV positive patients. Other applications are still being evaluated.

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To minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, the use of derma facial fillers are an excellent solution. Dark circles can be caused by several different factors. In many individuals, the skin directly under the eyes is very thin so that the muscle and blood vessels can be seen more clearly. Dark circles can also be the result of fat bulging in the lower eyelid or insufficient fat directly underneath the eye (tear trough), giving a “hollow” appearance. By injecting fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse® or Juvederm® into this tear-trough area, the shadow is less noticeable, making you look more rested. Swelling and or bruising after the injections can occur in some patients, but is usually minimal and easily covered with makeup, such as Oxygenetics™ which is a mineral based foundation that is safe to use during healing and very effective at covering minor post operative bruising.

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Dr. Corey Maas and the staff at The Maas Clinic look forward to answering any questions you may have about Radiesse® in San Francisco. To schedule an appointment, please call (415) 567-7000.

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