What is Calcium Hydroxylapatite?
For people who are interested in having the appearance of their face refreshed through non-surgical means, calcium hydroxylapatite may be one method. This substance is found in bones and has been in use with dentistry and reconstructive surgery for decades. It is a mineral-like substance that is used to stimulate your body’s collagen and help it last longer.
Although calcium hydroxylapatite doesn’t yield permanent change, the results are long-lasting. The change produced by calcium hydroxylapatite can be expected to last from a year to 18 months, and therefore, it is considered a semi-permanent wrinkle filler. The substance is suspended in a gel and injected into the area that needs restoration.
Advantages of Calcium Hydroxylapatite
One of the main advantages of calcium hydroxylapatite is that the results are immediate. Once the procedure is completed, you can look in the mirror and see the difference. This is used as a dermal filler for moderate to severe wrinkles. It can be used for nasolabial folds and to increase the volume of facial fat loss.
Calcium hydroxylapatite injections are available with lidocaine, an anesthetic that reduces the pain that may be associated with the procedure. It is also available without the anesthetic. Your comfort during procedures is important to us. Topical anesthetic may be used in some situations to provide a more comfortable experience.
This dermal filler is biosynthetic, and since no animals are used in the production of the filler, there is a much lower chance for allergic reactions to the injections. Some injectable fillers may move from the injection site over time. This is not the case with calcium hydroxylapatite. It is thicker than other injectables and as such, it does not migrate. When the treated area requires substantial volume replacement, calcium hydroxylapatite is a good choice because it has a tendency to use more space than other dermal fillers.
Contact Creative Facial Aesthetics in NYC for more information about calcium hydroxylapatite and how it can help you look younger or to schedule your appointment with Michele Rivard, PA, or Dr. Maurice Khosh.