Radiesse® has an exciting new formulation, Hyperdilute Radiesse®! This whole-body crepey skin treatment is a game-changer, as it provides a convenient and virtually pain-free means of stimulating collagen production in common troubled areas.

Let’s dive into what fillers are, how Hyperdilute Radiesse® is different, and how to decide which filler or treatment is right for you.

What Are Fillers?

Fillers are FDA-approved injectables that are formulated to suit different needs. From plumping lips to filling in areas with volume loss, smoothing wrinkles, and lifting sagging skin.

Botox® is often confused with fillers, but Botox® works by paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkling.

Juvederm® and Radiesse® are the most common family of fillers, but they can only be injected into designated areas of the face and jawline. That is until Hyperdilute Radiesse®!

What Is The Difference Between Radiesse® and Hyperdilute?


This innovative dermal filler can help combat the signs of aging by reinvigorating the body’s production of collagen. It is formulated with microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) suspended in gel.
Unlike other fillers, it doesn’t immediately plump the skin. Instead, Calcium Hydroxylapatite stimulates the natural production of collagen. Collagen production gradually slows as we age, and this loss is a primary
factor in the sagging that contributes to wrinkles and the visible signs of aging.
By stimulating collagen instead of plumping and stimulating collagen, the results are more natural.
Radiesse® may be suitable for your:

  • Cheeks and midface
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Chin wrinkles
  • Marionette lines
  • Jawline and chin
  • Nasal bridge or tip
Hyperdilute Radiesse®

Hyperdilute is a crepey skin treatment. It also contains microspheres of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) but is thinned out with a mixture of saline and lidocaine. This empowers you to boost collagen stimulation in additional areas of the body other than the face.
You may want to use a combination of fillers to rejuvenate different areas of your body.
Hyperdilute may be suitable for your:

  • Hands
  • Neck
  • Decolletage
  • Abdomen
  • Knees
  •  Upper arms

It takes about a week to see initial results, and full results can be enjoyed within 4 to 6 weeks. Results last up to 2 years with maintenance every 12 months.

How Is Juvéderm Different?

Juvéderm® is a hyaluronic acid filler. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin, connective tissue, and joints. Its role is to hydrate, plump, and firm the skin.
When injected beneath the skin, the hyaluronic acid binds with your nearby water molecules, creating a rapid plumping and smoothing effect. Juvéderm also stimulates collagen production, but not as effectively as either formulation of Radiesse®.
Depending on the amount injected, the results can look natural or it can be injected to contour your face. Maybe to plump your lips or deliver the look of more pronounced cheekbones.
Plumping and wrinkle reduction are immediate, with full results over the next 2 weeks. Results last for 6 to 24 months. Fillers aren’t right for everyone, so we will talk you through the best options to achieve your objectives—including other aesthetic treatments.

How Does Hyperdilute Address Crepey Skin?

Crepey and lax skin can occur anywhere on the body. Sometimes it occurs as part of the natural aging process and sometimes it occurs after pregnancy, gaining or losing weight, sun exposure, repetitive movement, or unhealthy lifestyle changes.

Hyperdilute is one of many crepey skin treatment options we have for areas other than the face. You can strategically schedule treatments to personalize your results.

A few areas it may address include:

Neck—the neck is an area of the body that ages rapidly. This is due in part to the thinner skin on the
neck and failure to apply sunscreen and anti-aging products. Also, daily deep-crease-accelerating, heads-down electronics use.

Décolletage—the skin on the décolletage and breasts is also thinner than the skin on our face. This area contains fewer oil glands, which makes this area prone to dryness, irritation, scarring, sunspots, sagging, and wrinkles.

Knees—between the repetitive motion of bending our knees while we sit, walk, and exercise the skin around the knee can become lax. You may also notice fine lines that develop into deeper wrinkles over time.

Upper arms—skin on the upper arms can go lax and flap or jiggle when you move. Even with strength training, this laxity may not firm up. Boosting collagen production can minimize the jiggle, but Forma may be a more effective treatment.

Buttocks—between 80 and 90 percent of all women have cellulite, compared to around 10 percent of men. This has a lot to do with how and where fat accumulates in women, but cellulite is
caused by connective tissues. Hyperdilute can be used to fill in dimpled areas in the bottom and upper thighs. 

Abdomen—after having a baby or gaining and losing weight in the abdomen, it is not uncommon to have severely sagging skin. If sagging is minimal, Hyperdilute may be an option. For moderate to severe sagging we may advise Forma as your crepey skin treatment.  

Hands—we use our hands all day long, wash our hands multiple times per day, and increasingly apply harsh chemical sanitizers. This is why your hands may be aging faster than your face. The skin on the hands is also very thin, making aging more visible. Boosting collagen can rejuvenate your hands.   

Can I Use A DIY At-Home Filler?

We can’t stress this more—no! At-home fillers are not FDA-approved, the ingredients aren’t regulated, and many contain silicone which has a variety of potential side effects, including:       

  • Scarring
  • Tissue death
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Infection
  • Long-term pain
  • Silicone embolism* 

*A silicon embolism occurs when the silicon moves beyond the injection site, blocking blood vessels in the brain, lungs, or heart. This can result in a stroke or death, making it one of many reasons the FDA advises against permanent dermal fillers.

FDA-approved dermal fillers, which are the only options we offer, are temporary. Unlike silicone, the ingredients are naturally broken down and absorbed by the body.

Silicone can only be surgically removed, so your objective to save a bit of money could severely risk your health and cost drastically more.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Hyperdilute crepey skin treatment typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes. A series of spaced-out injections may be required for optimal results.
Results last for up to 24 months, and maintenance is advised every 12 months or so.

What Is The Downtime After Hyperdilute Radiesse®?

In addition to being a rapid and effective non-surgical anti-aging option, our patients appreciate how quickly they can return to their daily routine.

Your pre-appointment guidelines may be personalized, but will likely include:

  • Avoid blood thinning medications such as Aleve, aspirin, and ibuprofen the week prior.
  • Avoid blood thinning supplements including garlic, ginseng, and vitamin E the week prior.
  • Avoid skincare treatments that can irritate the treatment area for at least 1 week prior.
  • Let us know if you want to add or continue other aesthetic treatments to properly space your schedule.
  • Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours prior.
  • Remove makeup and body bronzer on the treatment area before your appointment.

Your post-appointment guidelines may be personalized, but will likely include:

  • Avoid touching or applying pressure on the treatment area for 6 hours.
  • No exercise or strenuous activity for 24 hours.
  • Avoid extreme heat, including sunbathing, saunas, and steam rooms for 24 hours.
  • Wait to schedule other aesthetic treatments for at least 2 weeks.

What Are the Side Effects of Dermal Fillers?

Side effects typically aren’t significant enough to interfere with work, school, and most daily activities.
After the treatment, it’s common to experience some minor side effects that go away within a few days (but can last 7-14 days in some instances). Tylenol can be taken to minimize discomfort.

Common side effects include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Mild soreness
  • Itching

A topical anesthetic is applied, but those worried about pain and anxiety can opt for Pro-Nox. This is just like the laughing gas used at the dentist’s office. It wears off rapidly, so it is safe to drive yourself home.

Considering Crepey Skin Treatment?

Valley Medical Weight Loss and Med Spa provides a variety of anti-aging and aesthetic treatments that address crepey skin.

 Reach out today to discuss your options!

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