Radiesse® is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler used to correct moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles, including nasolabial folds. Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin. Radiesse® is sold by the syringe. Calcium hydroxylapatite, a normal constituent of bone, suspended in a carboxymethycellulose gel make up this injectable implant.
If you want to return to a younger, more refreshed, and less tired-looking version of yourself, treatment with RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler can do just that. With its unique ability to immediately restore lost volume and stimulate the production of your own natural collagen, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler brings back a more youthful, refreshed you. Best of all, results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
Safety of Radiesse®
Injections of the substances contained in Radiesse® do not cause chronic inflammatory or immune responses; and, therefore, do not require allergy testing prior to injection.
How Results Are Achieved with Radiesse®
Radiesse® works with your body, below the skin’s surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Radiesse® does more than temporarily fill in facial fords and wrinkles. Radiesse® rebuilds the skin’s foundation and restores a youthful look, without the risks associated with a permanent implant.
Radiesse® is injected into the skin with the use of a local anesthetic. Results are immediate.
What is the difference between RADIESSE Volumizing Filler and other fillers?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler has the unique ability to both immediately restore lost volume and stimulate your body to produce its own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
Duration of Radiesse®- Radiesse® typically lasts a year or more. As with any filler, however, results may vary.
Prior to a Radiesse® Treatment Session
Avoid aspirin or aspirin containing products, unless medically contraindicated, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Green Tea, Garlic, Ginko, Ginseng and St. John’s Wort for a period of 10 days prior to a Radiesse® injection. Radiesse® may not be administered in sites where there is active inflammation.
What to Expect During a Radiesse® Treatment Session
Radiesse® injection sessions normally take 30 – 60 minutes. Makeup will be removed, if applicable, and the area will be cleaned with an antiseptic solution. A topical numbing cream is usually applied and a local anesthetic given before the treatment begins to help minimize any discomfort. Radiesse® will then be injected into the skin. A chiller will be used during the Radiesse® procedure to help reduce post procedure side effects.
After a Radiesse® Treatment Session
Ice can be applied for a few minutes at a time to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in a cloth and avoid placing the ice directly on your skin. Avoid excessive sun and UV lamp exposure until any initial swelling and redness have resolved. Avoid the above-mentioned medications and supplements, unless medically contraindicated, until any bruising has disappeared.
How long does it last?- Not only does Radiesse® Volumizing Filler provide immediate correction, the natural, beautiful results may last a year or more in many patients.
Possible Side Effects of Radiesse® Treatments- Most patients experience some bruising with Radiesse® injections. Certain herbal supplements such as bromelain and arnica may help with prevention and treatment of bruises. Other possible injection-related side effects include mild irritation, swelling, itching and tenderness at the injection sites. These conditions typically resolved on their own within 2 weeks. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection.
Radiesse® works with your body to stimulate new collagen and deliver a natural look that lasts. Radiesse® is safe and longer lasting than most fillers. Patient satisfaction is uniformly high with Radiesse® treatments.
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2 Bass LS, Smith S, Busso M, McClaren M. (2010) Calcium Hydroxylapatite (Radiesse) for Treatment of Nasolabial Folds: Long-Term Safety and Efficacy Results, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 30 (2), 235-238.