Radiesse® is used to restore youthful volume to the face and hands and to correct lines, folds, and wrinkles in the skin. It works with your body, stimulating collagen growth and forming a scaffolding of tiny, calcium-based microspheres to support it.
Radiesse® is injected into the skin with the use of a local anesthetic. Results are immediate and may last a year or longer. You will experience little or no recovery period.
Many patients achieve their desired results after a single treatment, but we may suggest a follow-up visit to evaluate your progress. The calcium microspheres in Radiesse® gradually break down and are absorbed naturally into your body. When your youthful look starts to fade, it’s time to schedule another treatment.
Before using Radiesse®, you should avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements to minimize the risk of bruising and bleeding.
Let us know if you have ever had facial cold sores. Your doctor may prescribe a medication to minimize their recurrence.
After your treatment, you may experience some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These conditions should disappear in less than seven days.