Say Goodbye to Cellulite
Radiesse is an injectable dermal filler that stimulates collagen production in the skin and can improve the appearance of cellulite. Its active ingredient is Calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which can be used in different concentrations as a biostimulatory agent. Biostimulatory injectables stimulate the body to improve the quality and integrity of the skin on the face and body. Full-strength Radiesse can be used to tackle lines, wrinkles, and areas of volume loss. When diluted before being injected, Radiesse can be used for more delicate areas, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is a common condition that affects over 90% of women, regardless of their weight or size.  Hyperdilute Radiesse uses only a very small amount of the Radiesse dermal filler combined with sodium chloride (salt water) to treat cellulite. During treatment, the Radiesse is injected directly into individual cellulite bumps in an attempt to smooth them out. Get ready to show off your legs, stomach, and anywhere else that has moderate cellulite after treatment at Southern Surgical Arts.
Patients in Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Franklin, TN, and Blue Ridge, and Calhoun, GA, can experience the benefits of this groundbreaking treatment for themselves. Nobody wants cellulite, and no diet or exercise can change this bothersome condition’s prevalence. That’s why you should call Southern Surgical Arts today for your consultation. Call (423) 266-3331 to get started, or fill out our online form.
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- 1 About Hyperdilute Radiesse
- 2 What are the Benefits of Hyperdilute Radiesse for Cellulite?
- 3 Who is the Ideal Candidate for Hyperdilute Radiesse?
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 What are the Results of Hyperdilute Radiesse for Cellulite?
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 What is the Cost of Hyperdilute Radiesse for Cellulite in Tennessee?
- 11 References
About Hyperdilute Radiesse
If you are interested in non-invasive cellulite treatments, Hyperdilute Radiesse may be your best option. When used in a highly diluted form (around 1.5 mL of product mixed with 1.5 mL or more of diluent), Radiesse does not immediately volumize due to gel dispersion.  Instead, it promotes long-term tissue remodeling through the action of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres.
It can be injected superficially into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. In this form, Radiesse is primarily used for its collagen-stimulating properties rather than its ability to add volume to the skin.
Since 2004, research has suggested that the long-lasting effects of CaHA are due to a controlled inflammatory process that leads to collagen production in the skin. Fibroblasts, the cells that produce collagen, are kicked into action, and produce collagen.  This reaction is thought to contribute to improvements in skin quality and firmness.
What is Calcium Hydroxylapatite?
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a calcium compound composed of calcium, phosphorus, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms. Calcium hydroxylapatite is used in medical and cosmetic products, such as dermal fillers, bone grafts, and toothpaste. In dermal fillers, it adds volume and smooths wrinkles in the skin. It is injected into the skin through a small needle and can provide natural-looking results that can last for several months.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is similar to the mineral hydroxyapatite, a key bone component.  It is biocompatible and well-tolerated by the body, making it a safe and effective ingredient for medical and cosmetic use. It is biocompatible and well-tolerated by the body, and is often used in products that are intended to be absorbed by the body over time, as the body’s own natural substances can gradually replace it.
When calcium hydroxylapatite is injected into the skin, it can stimulate collagen production by providing a scaffold for new collagen fibers to grow around; this can help improve the skin’s texture and appearance and help smooth out wrinkles and add volume to the skin.
More About Cellulite
Cellulite is a common condition when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, causing an uneven, dimpled appearance. Cellulite can manifest in various forms on the skin, including
It is common to have multiple types of cellulite in a single area, especially on the buttocks and thighs. However, some people may also experience cellulite on other body parts, such as the breasts and abdomen.
Subtle waves or dimples on the skin characterize moderately severe cellulite. Hyperdilute Radiesse may be an effective treatment option for this type of cellulite.
What are the Benefits of Hyperdilute Radiesse for Cellulite?
Research has shown that calcium hydroxylapatite can stimulate the production of type 1 collagen and elastin in the skin and increase the proliferation of fibroblasts (cells that produce collagen and other connective tissue). These effects may contribute to the improvements in skin quality and firmness that can be achieved with CaHA. Compared to hyaluronic acid, a substance also used in dermal fillers, CaHA may be more effective at stimulating collagen production and increasing fibroblast proliferation. 
Patients can treat:
- Areas of the face
- The neck
- The décolletage
- Cellulite on the buttock
- Inner and outer thighs
- The Arms
- The abdomen
- The knees
- The elbows
Hyperdilute Radiesse treatment is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment for patients with no downtime. The procedure is less expensive than surgical options, even with multiple treatment sessions.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Hyperdilute Radiesse?
Men and women with cellulite in the buttocks, thighs, stomach, and other areas of the body who are over the age of 18 and healthy are good candidates for hyperdiluted Radiesse treatment. The best way to determine if your medical history, current medications and the health of your skin make you the ideal candidate for treatment is to schedule a consultation at Southern Surgical Arts.
During the consultation, your practitioner will discuss your goals and any concerns you may have about your skin and cellulite. They will evaluate your skin’s condition and recommend the appropriate treatment, whether it be hyperdilute Radiesse, or one of our other options.
We will also:
- Inform you about the benefits and risks of the treatment
- Give you an idea of the results you can expect
- Ask about your medical history, including current health conditions, medications, and allergies
- Take a before picture to compare to your stunning “after” photo
- Discuss how many treatment sessions you can expect
Our goal is to get a complete picture to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. To schedule your consultation at Southern Surgical Arts in Tennessee or Georgia, call (423) 266-3331.
After the consultation, if you decide to proceed with the treatment, we will give you instructions on how to prepare, including any medications to avoid, and any skincare routine you should follow. In general, preparation is simple, but we will make sure you are fully informed of how best to set yourself up for success.
Your Southern Surgical Arts practitioner will start your procedure by cleansing and numbing the area for treatment. Using a very small-gauge needle, your provider will distribute small amounts of hyperdilute Radiesse directly into the visible cellulite in treatment areas.
Not only can hyperdilute Radiesse address cellulite, but it can plump other areas, like the
- Areas of thinning skin on the neck
- Minor volume enhancement of the buttocks for better shape
- Wrinkles on the knee or elbows due to aging
- Stretch marks
- Skin laxity on the arms
Your practitioner will address any area you have discussed for treatment during your consultation. Once the treatment appointment is complete, you can be on your way!
Recovery after a treatment with Hyperdilute Radiesse will vary depending on the area treated, but in general, you can expect the procedure to be relatively easy and have minimal downtime.
Immediately after the procedure, the treated area may be swollen, red, and tender to the touch. This is normal and should subside within a few hours or days. Your SSA practitioner may advise you to apply ice to the treated area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
You should avoid strenuous activities, as well as exposure to heat and sun, for a few days after the treatment.
What are the Results of Hyperdilute Radiesse for Cellulite?
It may take several weeks for the final results to be visible after the treatment, as the body needs time to generate new collagen. Typically, the full results will be visible within 4-6 weeks, but for some people it might take more time. Repeat treatment may be needed to maintain results.
Once your collagen is in full production mode, most patients will see less effects of cellulite in the treated area and plumped, volumized skin.
Get out your bikini and show off your smooth, supple skin all year long with hyperdilute Radiesse treatment!
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Remember that Radiesse in it’s concentrated form can be used add volume and smooth wrinkles in the skin. The filler is FDA approved for use in the mid-face, nasolabial folds and the back of the hands and is also used off-label for other indications, like cellulite.
For patients who want to further address volume-loss in the face, they can opt for Juvederm treatment as well. Juvederm is a very popular HA (hyaluronic acid) dermal filler that is known for its smooth consistency; this results in the product being easy to inject and giving a natural-looking result. Because of its water-holding capacity, it can also provide hydration to the skin.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we have a vast selection of MedSpa and Surgical treatments to address any concern you have with your physical appearance. Start with a consultation and end with the look of your dreams! The sky is the limit – call today!
What is the Cost of Hyperdilute Radiesse for Cellulite in Tennessee?
The cost of your treatment will depend on how many areas are treated. Patients can expect a complete breakdown of costs to be discussed during the consultation process. Call (423) 266-3331 or fill out this form to get started.
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