Radiesse® is an injectable filler that smoothes out the signs of aging by immediately restoring facial volume. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen for results that in many patients may last a year or more. The procedure will have you looking and feeling instantly refreshed. It will add volume and definition to facial features while keeping your appearance looking natural, symmetrical, and well-balanced.
Whether you are interested in enhancing facial features or refreshing and rejuvenating your appearance, Radiesse® can be used to:
- Soften smile lines
- Restore lost fullness in your cheeks
- Enhance lips
- Contour your jaw line
Ideal wrinkle reduction is achieved by replenishing your skin’s lost volume. Upon injection, Radiesse® immediately provides the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging with gel and calcium-based microspheres. What’s unique about Radiesse® is that it acts as a scaffold under the skin, stimulating and providing a structure where your own natural collagen can grow. This process continues for several months, to extend the initial effect of Radiesse®. Best of all, the natural-looking results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients. That’s why more cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists, and other medical professionals are choosing Radiesse® to achieve real long-lasting facial rejuvenation. Radiesse® is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium-based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
Prior to Treatment
Prior to treatment you will be scheduled for a complimentary consultation with our medical director with expertise in aesthetic injections, as well as over 20 years experience in creating beautiful aesthetic outcomes for patients of all ages. Our medical director will recommend a custom treatment program based on each client’s medical history and needs. As the required volume varies from client to client, a price quote will be provided at the time of consultation.
A treatment with Radiesse® will take roughly between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the area(s) being injected. A mild localized anesthetic can be used to minimize or usually eliminate the pain associated with this type of treatment. The numbing effects will last anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the anesthetic used. There is usually no pain experienced after the treatment.
There is minor inflammation or swelling from the treatment as a result of the expansion of facial tissue. This normally resolves well within 24 hours but has been reported to last as long as 48 hours for some clients. Some patients may also experience some tenderness at the injection site. Rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection.
Most clients resume normal activities only a few hours after receiving treatment. Application of ice intermittently for a short period after the treatment will help reduce any swelling. You should avoid activities that will strain your facial features for 48 hours following treatment as much as possible. For example, avoid activities such as strenuous laughing, using a straw, and chewing gum.
The duration of the correction achieved with any injectable filler is dependent on the type of filler used, and the area being treated. Once injected, Radiesse® fills and replenishes volume lost over time for a more refreshed look. Then it stimulates your body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, your body will absorb the Radiesse® leaving behind only your own natural collagen. This collagen rejuvenation can last for a year or more in many patients. Therefore, not only does Radiesse® provide immediate correction, the natural, beautiful results may last a year or more in many patients!
Radiesse® will not be administered to pregnant women or nursing mothers.