Radiesse to combat Wrinkles
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration granted approval for a new treatment to combat frown lines, medically called nasolabial folds.
‘Radiesse’ was developed by BioForm Medical in 2002 for use in facial reconstructive surgery, but now the calcium based microsphere technology has been approved for other applications.
The new treatment is longer lasting as it not only fills in facial folds and depressions like existing ‘wrinkle fillers’, but also increases the bodies capacity to produce collagen. Collagen provides body to facial tissues.
The drug was also approved for use on HIV positive candidates who suffer from significant facial fat loss (or lipoatrophy).