Composite Facial Volumization with Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) for the Treatment of Aging
Aesthet Surg J
© 2018 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Paradigms in the treatment of aging have evolved to address volume loss as a central and primary hallmark of the aging face. The concept of "composite volumization" was recently proposed by Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc to describe the effect of Radiesse (Merz Aesthetics, Inc., Raleigh, NC), when placed on bone in the supraperiosteal plane, on all overlying tissues (skin, superficial and deep fat compartments, and muscle). The physiochemical properties of Radiesse make it especially well suited for efficient and effective volumization of areas especially prone to volume loss; the temple, zygomatic arch, anterior cheek, pyriform aperture, and prejowl sulcus. Placement of Radiesse on bone in these areas creates a scaffold upon which additional restoration of fine lines and wrinkles may be accomplished, restoring a youthful appearance.
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School of Medicine