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Dermal Fillers: Calcium Hydroxylapatite

Minimally Invasive Procedure

Calcium hydroxylapatite is used to fill the moderate-to-severe creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines. It's also used to enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours.

What are calcium hydroxylapatite injections?

Calcium hydroxylapatite is the heaviest of facial dermal fillers. An example of calcium hydroxylapatite injections is Radiesse. 

Calcium hydroxylapatite is found naturally in human bones and is a mineral-like compound. It's often used to fill:

  • Moderate-to-severe creases such as nasolabial folds, marionette lines and frown lines
  • Enhance fullness of the cheeks and other facial contours.

Calcium hydroxylapatite is biosynthetically produced, which means that no animals or animal products are used. This lowers your risk of an allergic reaction and no skin testing is required.

This type of dermal filler is known to produce a very natural result, doesn't migrate, and side effects are rare.

Calcium hydroxylapatite has another special use for HIV-positive people who suffer from facial lipoatrophy, also known as facial wasting, which is a side effect of antiretroviral medications.



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