Radiesse® is a safe, next-generation cosmetic dermal filler that lasts longer than other leading fillers. It is setting a new standard for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles by restoring a natural, youthful look through an easy, convenient treatment.
The tiny microspheres provide scaffolding that the body’s own tissue can use to grow and maintain the implant in place. Radiesse has proven to be a very versatile facial contouring product and has demonstrated durable augmentation in areas such as the chin and cheek, where a larger volume is required. It maintains a soft, natural feel and takes on the characteristics of the surrounding skin tissue.
Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in gel (carboxymethylcellulose). Because calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or immune response. Additionally, Radiesse does not require allergy testing. Radiesse is a safe, effective and non-surgical treatment, which provides immediate smoothing out of wrinkles and most scars.
The microspheres of CaHA have been shown to last up to seven years clinically. Radiesse should provide a long-lasting correction; however, individual results may vary, affected by age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle activity.
What areas respond best to Radiesse treatments?
- Glabella (Wrinkles between eyebrows)
- Nasolabial Folds (Laugh lines)
- Marionette Lines
- Vermillion Border of the Lip
- Radial Lip Lines (Often referred to as smoker’s lines-even for those who do not smoke)
- Chin & Cheek Augmentation
- Depressed scars
- Restore bulk to aging tissues
Q: What are Radiance treatments like?
A simple outpatient procedure, it is performed under local anesthesia in the physician’s office and takes about 15 minutes.
Injection pain is minimized or eliminated by use of a topical cream. Following the procedure, patients may immediately return back to daily activities, however, treatment sites may be swollen for 1-2 days. There is also potential for bruising at the injection site, which may be covered up with makeup.
Q: How long will the results last?
Depending on the areas treated, most of the correction may last for many months, or even years. Patients usually see results that last between 1 to 2 years. Touch up treatments may be necessary to maintain desired correction.
Q: Can other filler products be used along with Radiesse?
Restylane, Juvederm, or other dermal fillers may be used as layers to fill the more superficial lines and wrinkles. There is no restriction to using additional fillers. Radiesse is not used in our office as a lip filler to prevent the possibility of nodules which could form in the lip.