Radiesse® Vancouver: The Ultimate Guide to Collagen Building from Sparrow MD

Radiesse® is a popular dermal filler used to restore volume and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. At Sparrow MD in Vancouver, Radiesse® is a sought-after treatment for those looking to build collagen and achieve a more youthful appearance. Here's some crucial information to help you decide whether Radiesse® treatment in Vancouver is right for you. 

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Radiesse® Vancouver: What is It?

Radiesse® is a non-surgical, FDA and Health Canada approved dermal filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. When injected into the skin, the microspheres stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that keeps the skin looking youthful and firm.

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Radiesee Vancouver: How does Radiesse® work?

Radiesse® works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin. The calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres act as a scaffold, encouraging the growth of new collagen around them. As new collagen forms, it fills in wrinkles and adds volume to the skin.

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Radiesse® and Sculptra® Vancouver: Biostimulators that Build Collagen

Facial biostimulators are a type of filler that work by stimulating the production of collagen and other natural substances in the skin, resulting in increased volume and improved skin quality. Unlike traditional fillers, facial biostimulators are made of materials that are specifically designed to trigger a natural biological response in the skin.

There are several different types of facial biostimulators in the world that are used as fillers, including:

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  1. Sculptra® - Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid filler that is designed to stimulate collagen production in the skin over time. 
  2. Radiesse® - Radiesse® is a filler that is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. 
  3. Ellansé® - Ellansé® is a filler that is made of polycaprolactone microspheres, which stimulate collagen production in the skin. 
  4. Profhilo® - Profhilo® is a hyaluronic acid filler that is designed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. It is often used to treat areas of the face that have lost volume or elasticity, and can help to improve overall skin quality and hydration.

Facial biostimulators can be a good choice for those looking for a longer-lasting solution to facial aging than traditional dermal fillers, as they can continue to improve the skin's quality and texture over time. However, they may not be appropriate for everyone. In Canada, Sculptra® and Radiesse® are two Health Canada approved solutions that can be a safe and effective part of our treatment plan for our patients. Speak to one of our practitioners to see if this is right for you. 

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Is Radiesse® Better than Juvederm®? 

Both Radiesse® and Juvederm® are effective dermal fillers that can achieve excellent results for different purposes, so it's difficult to say whether one is better than the other as it ultimately depends on the individual's goals and concerns.

Radiesse® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, which makes it an ideal choice for those looking to build collagen and achieve long-lasting results. Radiesse® is commonly used for adding volume to areas like the cheeks and chin, and for filling in deeper wrinkles and folds.

Radiesse® Vancouver
Radiesse® Vancouver

Juvederm®, on the other hand, is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body that helps to retain moisture and provide structure to the skin. Juvederm® is a versatile filler that can be used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, restore volume to the cheeks and lips, and enhance facial contours.

Both Radiesse® and Juvederm® have their own unique benefits and can produce excellent results in the hands of a skilled injector. The best way to determine which filler is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a qualified medical professional at Sparrow MD who can assess your individual needs and goals and recommend the best treatment plan for you.

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How does Radiesse® differ from Sculptra®?

Radiesse® and Sculptra® are both dermal fillers that can help to restore volume and improve the appearance of aging skin, but they work in different ways and are made of different materials.

Radiesse® is made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, which are suspended in a gel-like substance. When injected into the skin, the microspheres act as a scaffold to stimulate the production of new collagen around them. Over time, the microspheres are gradually absorbed by the body, leaving behind the new collagen that has formed.

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Sculptra®, on the other hand, is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a biocompatible material that has been used for many years in dissolvable sutures and other medical products. Sculptra® works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin, but it does so through a different mechanism than Radiesse®. When Sculptra® is injected into the skin, it triggers the body's natural healing response, which leads to the production of new collagen over time.

While both Radiesse® and Sculptra® can help to restore volume and improve the appearance of aging skin, they are typically used for different purposes. Radiesse® is often used to add volume to areas like the cheeks and chin, and for filling in deeper wrinkles and folds. Sculptra®, on the other hand, is often used to improve overall skin quality and texture, and to restore volume to larger areas of the face, like the temples and cheeks.

Radiesse® Vancouver before and after

Ultimately, the choice between Radiesse® and Sculptra® will depend on the individual's goals and concerns, as well as the recommendation of a qualified medical professional. A consultation with a skilled injector can help to determine the best treatment plan for achieving the desired results.

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The Benefits of Radiesse® for Collagen Building in Vancouver

Radiesse® offers several benefits for collagen building, including: long-lasting results as it can last up to two years, making it a cost-effective option for those looking to build collagen. In well-trained hands, Radiesse® produces natural-looking results that enhance the natural contours of the face. Like hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse® is a non-surgical treatment that requires little to no downtime.

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Radiesse® Vancouver: Common Treatment Areas 

Radiesse® can be used to treat a variety of areas, including:

  • Smile lines (nasolabial folds)
  • Marionette lines (lines around the mouth)
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Cheek augmentation
  • Hand rejuvenation
  • Neck rejuvenation
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women touching face botox and facial treatment

Radiesse® Vancouver: Treatment Process at Sparrow MD

At Sparrow MD, the treatment process begins with a consultation to determine if Radiesse® is the right treatment for you. During the treatment, a local anesthetic may be used to minimize discomfort. Radiesse® is then injected into the treatment area using a fine needle or cannula. The entire treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete.

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Radiesse® Treatment Vancouver: What to Expect After Treatment

After the treatment, you may experience some swelling or bruising, but this should subside within a few days. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

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FaceLift or Dermal Filler Vancouver

How Many Radiesse® Treatments Are Needed in Vancouver

Most patients only require one treatment to achieve optimal results. However, additional treatments may be necessary to maintain the results.

Hyperdilute Radiesse® has gained a lot of attention in the latest research in aesthetic medicine. Usually a series of two treatments are recommended for areas in the neck and body for the best collagen stimulating effect.

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Radiesse® Treatment Vancouver: Safety and Efficacy 

Radiesse® is a safe and FDA and Health Canada approved treatment when administered by a qualified medical professional. However, as with any medical treatment, there are risks associated with Radiesse®. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you during your consultation.

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There are treatment risks and side effects such as redness, swelling, bruising, or infection. Hyaluronic acid fillers, which we most commonly use in our patients, are made of a natural substance that is already present in the body. They are generally considered safe and have a lower risk as they can be easily dissolved with an enzyme called hyaluronidase, which can be helpful in case of complications or if the patient is unhappy with the results.

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Schedule Your Radiesse® Consultation at Sparrow MD in Vancouver

It's important to choose a reputable and experienced provider for your Radiesse® treatment to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications. At Sparrow MD, our team is known for our focus on safe, evidence-based solutions in aesthetic medicine and we are committed to the satisfaction of our clients.

Visit our booking page or call us today to speak with a member of our team. During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals with a member of our medical team, who can help determine if Radiesse® is the right treatment for you. We will also review your medical history and assess your facial anatomy to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

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Medical Author

Dr. Zhai MD, CCFP

Dr. Zhai MD, CCFP

Dr. Jacqueline Zhai is a medical doctor with advanced training in aesthetic medicine. She is registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC). She is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine (CAAM). Dr. Zhai focuses on delivering natural results that are tailored to each and every one of her patients. She is passionate about providing her clients with the most advanced and up-to-date treatment options. Dr. Zhai and her team are constantly updating their knowledge and translating this into patient care. Dr. Zhai loves both the artistic and personal nature of her work. She dedicates her work to helping her clients look and feel confident at any age.

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