hydroxylapatite

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hydroxylapatite

[hī¦dräk·səl′ap·ə‚tīt]
(mineralogy)
Ca5(PO4)3OH A rare form of the apatite group that crystallizes in the hexagonal system.
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Multicentre, prospective, randomized, 52-week trial of calcium hydroxylapatite vs.
Dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane), calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), collagen, and even a patient's own fat are used to smooth out wrinkles and add volume to plump up areas such as cheeks and lips.
More viscous fillers such as calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic acid can be difficult to inject through a cannula and require a needle for injection.
The RADIESSE Voice injectable implant contains synthetic Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, which have a diameter of 25-45 micron, suspended in an aqueous resorbable carrier gel.
A fine needle injects tiny amounts of hyaluronic acid (or another fillet; like collagen, calcium hydroxylapatite, or polylactic acid) into deep lines on the face.
They are made up of several types of materials of synthetic, man-made and natural origin, with the most popular ones being collagen-based fillers, poly lactic-based fillers, calcium hydroxylapatite fillers and hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers.
Combining dermal fillers he uses Radiesse, made of calcium hydroxylapatite and Restylane made from Hyaluronic acids to restore volume in my face.
Additional filler materials such as calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) and poly-L-lactic acid (Seulptra) work by adding volume to facial areas that have lost the "fullness of youth.
A second endoscopic alternative involves injection of 75to 125-micron particles of calcium hydroxylapatite.
When Radiesse is injected into the skin, natural collagen forms around the calcium hydroxylapatite.
Growth in this sector boomed with the introduction of BOTOX wrinkle treatments in the 1990s and will continue to be driven by new product introductions, most notably tissue fillers based on materials such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite, among others.
Injections of autologous fat, autologous chondrocytes harvested from the ear, or calcium hydroxylapatite also have shown promise but are still considered investigational.