How The treatment Works
Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that is most often used to correct smile lines or nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse is made of special calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel. This is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.
Since this filler has a larger molecule it adds support and structure to restore facial volume and correct moderate to severe folds and wrinkles which in turn gives you a more youthful appearance! What makes Radiesse unique is the ability to stimulate new collagen production over time. You get the benefit of an immediate improvement, but with the added benefit that Radiesse promotes the growth of new collagen so it will continue to improve over several months. Treatment results are immediate with little to no down time.
How long does Radiesse last in nasolabial folds?
On average most patients can experience results that last up to 12 months.
Are there any side effects?
The filler is a safe and virtually pain-free treatment. You may experience mild side effects, such as tenderness, bruising, itching, redness or swelling. These side effects usually last a short time.
Can I resume normal activity after my treatment?
Absolutely! One of the most compelling benefits of Radiesse® and Juvéderm® is that there is no downtime after a treatment. For the first 24 hours following your treatment, you will wish to avoid applying make-up and minimize your sun and heat exposure.
How is this different from other fillers?
Radiesse® is made with calcium-based microspheres to increase collagen production. A study published in Dermatologic Surgery in 2008 showed that the calcium hydroxylapatite filler in Radiesse® stimulates natural collagen production, and continues to do so long after treatment.
What happens during treatment?
The treatment takes place in our office and requires no preparation time. Most patients are treated and ready to go within an hour. Our practitioner injects Radiesse® (pre-mixed with lidocaine for comfort) under your skin. Since Radiesse® is mixed with lidocaine, you’ll experience fewer side effects.
How soon will I see results?
You’ll notice smoother skin and a reduction in wrinkles right after treatment. Full results appear in a week.nnTreatment takes only a few minutes, so your wrinkles can be softened during a short appointment with us. The treatment is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. Its long-lasting results makes it the natural choice for wrinkle treatment.