Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Fillers

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Fillers

What are Calcium Hydroxylapatite dermal fillers?

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is a naturally occurring substance in the human body and is categorized under temporary dermal fillers. Cal Hydro Derm 1 It is also the heaviest among all dermal fillers that are used for facial appearance correction around the world today. The substance bares resemblance to certain minerals in terms of properties, and is basically used to improve the appearance of face by removing prominent frown lines, Marionette lines, as well as creases that tend to develop around the nasolabial fold with age. It also helps in effectively restoring the youthful fullness of the cheeks and in correcting the contour of the face.
This dermal filler is composed of microspheres of calcium in a gel matrix. Previously, the use of this substance was only restricted to dentistry as well as reconstructive procedures. With no history of complications in any fields it was applied to, Calcium Hydroxylapatite is entirely safe to use. The mechanism of action of this dermal filler is the creation of a ‘scaffold’ once the material is injected into the skin. This scaffold then serves as a platform for collagen deposition. Gradually, by natural metabolism, these particles of calcium hydroxylapatite degenerate and are dissolved into ions of phosphate and calcium.
Calcium Hydroxylapatite dermal fillers do not pose any allergy risks because they are produced biosynthetically. Some of the prominent advantages of this particular dermal filler over the rest include:

–          Natural results

–          No side effects or complications

–          Skin testing prior to injection not required

–          Allergic reactions are uncommon

–          The filler material does not migrate beyond the site of injection


Are there any risks associated with calcium hydroxylapatite dermal fillers?

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is one of the very few materials used in facial filler procedures that do not pose any serious risks, side effects or complications during or after the surgery. However, as part of medical protocol, it is critical for all patients to have their histories assessed thoroughly before proceeding to surgery in order to evaluate whether dermal fillers are required for their skin type and extent of damage. Some of the risks that facials injections can present include:

–          Scarring

–          Bleeding at the site of injection

–          Development of infections

–          Swelling

–          Redness

–          Sensitivity

–          Altered sensation at the site

–          Weakening of the muscles temporarily

–          Development of acne

–          Irritation and itching

–          Temporary loss of facial symmetry


What are the steps involved in calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler procedures?

  1. Evaluation and assessment of the patient: The surgeon first examines and assesses the patient, performing complete evaluation of the natural facial tone, contour and general appearance prior to augmenting the dermal fillers within the skin.
  2. Creating points: Once the evaluation has been done, the surgeon then marks the areas or points where the dermal fillers will be injected on the skin.
  3. Cleansing the Skin: The skin is them cleansed with a medicated antibacterial agent in order to ensure ideal conditions for surgery and to prevent chances of infection.
  4. Administering anesthesia: These days, dermal filler injections already contain a percentage of anesthetic agents because of which local sedation of the site may not be required. Otherwise, a topical anesthetic agent is first used on the skin, particularly at the sites marked for injection to ensure a painless and comfortable experience for patients.
  5. Dermal Filler injections: Once the anesthesia has become effective, the dermal fillers are then injected into the skin at the points marked by the surgeon prior to the procedure. The duration of the procedure depends upon the extent of skin affected by aging signs that require correction. The entire procedure only takes a several minutes.
  6. Cleansing the Skin: After the dermal fillers have been injected at their target sites, the face is once again cleansed using the antibacterial agent.
  7. Icing: An Icepack is placed on the face, especially at the site of infection to prevent swelling and discomfort after surgery.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Fillers

Recovery from using Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Fillers:

Calcium hydroxylapatite dermal filler procedures do not require a recovery period as their results become evident immediately after the surgery has been completed. Patients are advised to refrain from applying pressure to the sites of injection. Following all instructions and guidelines provided by the cosmetic surgeon will ensure rapid recovery and better results. Since there are no complications associated with the procedure, patients are allowed to apply makeup to their skin after surgery if they wish.

Results from using Calcium Hydroxylapatite Dermal Fillers (Click here to view Before & After Photographs):

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is the material for choice in case of moderate to severe skin damage by signs of aging. With its near miraculous results, this procedure easily takes away several years from the face making it look much younger and beautiful. Because it promotes the deposition of collagen to provide fullness to the face, the results appear incredibly natural allowing patients to flaunt their youthfulness with confidence.