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What Are the Benefits of Calcium Hydroxylapatite Fillers?

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Did you know that calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHa) can be used for creating facial contours? This mineral substance is taken orally to strengthen bones and teeth, but it can also be used as a cosmetic filler injection. Best known under the brand name Radiesse, CaHa fillers offer some wonderful advantages for creating lasting volume under the skin.

How Does CaHa Filler Work?

Radiesse or CaHa fillers have been used for over 20 years as a filler in Europe and Radiesse was FDA-approved in the U.S. in 2006 as a dermal filler. This filler has calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel that can be injected into areas of the face or hands that are lacking volume. Radiesse injections provide instant volume from the CaHa, plumping under the skin. CaHa can provide volume to larger areas, usually used in the midface or the back of the hands.

Advantages of CaHa Filler Injections

In the world of dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used, coming in many brands and different formulas. While these are excellent fillers, there are some advantages to choosing Radiesse or a CaHa filler over hyaluronic acid injections for certain treatments. The following are some benefits of CaHa fillers and why we may recommend this treatment for our clients:

  • Safe and effective. CaHa has been used cosmetically for decades and even longer in other medical disciplines. CaHa is not derived from animals, so there is very little chance of allergic reactions.
  • Immediate and long-lasting effects. Like hyaluronic acid fillers, you will see immediate plumping under the skin, but CaHa has a secondary effect. It increases collagen production in the treatment area, resulting in more volume and improved elasticity. This effect can provide volume and improve appearance for 18 months or longer.
  • Stays in place. Some fillers can move or migrate, which is not desirable. CaHa fillers stay in place and do not migrate to other areas. This provides a natural appearance.
  • Great for facial fullness. The midface is a problem area as you age, resulting in smile lines and sunken cheeks. Radiesse or CaHa injections are fabulous for restoring youthful contours to the face and smoothing nasolabial folds.
  • FDA-approved for hand rejuvenation. Radiesse injections can hide veins and boney-appearing hands by providing volume under the skin for more youthful-appearing hands.

CaHa filler injections can be completed in about 15 minutes and no downtime is required. Most people have results that last well over a year before they may consider repeating the treatment.

If you have smile lines around your mouth, sunken cheeks, or boney hands, you may want to consider CaHa filler injections. To learn more about filler injections and what products may be right for you, contact our team at Creative Facial Aesthetics. Call our office in NYC to schedule your cosmetic consultation to find out if CaHa injections are right for you.

Posted on behalf of Creative Facial Aesthetics

928 Broadway, Suite 505
New York, NY 10010

Phone: (332) 223-6655

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

What our patients are saying

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Based on 106 reviews

Stephen P.

I've been to Michele for a numbers of years for various procedures and she's fantastic, a true artist. Michele never pushes procedures, always takes her time and the final results are superb. I'm in the entertainment industry and need to look my best. I'm thrilled that she's now moved offices and I was able to track her down, I wouldn't trust my face to anyone else. My advice, put yourself in her hands and trust and you'll be amazed at the results: not only is her work exceptional but very natural.

Robin M.

I have gone to Michele for more than 10 years, following her to her new location. It's so long ago but I think I heard of her expertise in a magazine article or blog. I trust Michele completely and have done botox and filler on many occasions during this time, The results are always perfect, so natural.

Scott S.

As someone who was very hesitant to try Botox, as I am a performer/dancer and expression is a huge part of my career, I could not be happier with the treatments I have received from Michele! I have gotten so many "You look so young!" and "You skin looks incredible!". Michele took her time to explain to me the benefits of different treatments and was very responsive to my concerns. I have recommended friends to her who are so grateful to me! As a person who came to aesthetic medicine through an incredible journey of her own, Michele is unparalleled in her compassion, skill and knowledge. Go see her! You will be in the BEST hands!

Melodie D.

Michele Rivard is the best I have had for my injections of botox and fillers. She is meticulous, exact and knows what needs to be done to make my face be the best it can be. I highly recommend her for whatever you want done and you will be happy with the results.

Meredith G.

Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!

Jackie C.

Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results

Kaitlin M.

Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.

Leah G.

Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!

Creative Facial Aesthetics

928 Broadway, Suite 505
New York, NY 10010

Phone: (332) 223-6655

Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM