Radiesse® is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, youthful look. Used primarily to treat areas with obvious signs of facial aging, Radiesse does more than other fillers that simply work to erase wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation and restores your youthful look. Its unique contouring ability allows physicians to treat large areas of the face in one procedure.
One treatment may last a year or longer. By having a touch-up treatment, results may last 18 months to two years.
Before using Radiesse®, you should avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, and 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Radiesse is composed of tiny microspheres of a synthetic material called calcium hydroxylapatite that is combined with a common hydrogel used in a vast array of products. The result is a white, creamy substance with similar structural characteristics as bone and teeth.
Radiesse works with your body, below the skin’s surface. It is an injectable filler made of synthetic minerals. A gel carrier delivers the particles and holds them in place. When injected, the gel carrier creates a temporary fill, lasting anywhere from three to six months. The calcium particles left behind create a scaffold for your tissue to build around which creates the longer term fill.
Other Cosmetic Facial Fillers
Fast, long-lasting wrinkle filler.
Natural, effective fillers for the mouth and lips.
Able to restore volume and fullness in a large area of the face.