Radiesse® Dermal Filler Guide
Radiesse® is a safe, next generation cosmetic dermal filler that lasts up to one year and longer. Radiesse® safely fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Results are immediate.
Uses for Radiesse®
Radiesse® is ideal for the treatment of lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. These lines are typically above the mouth, running from the nose to the corners of the upper lip (Nasolabial Folds), or pointing down from the corner of the mouth towards the chin (Marionette Lines).
Radiesse® is also FDA Approved for restoration and/or correction of the signs of facial fat loss (lipoatrophy) in people with human immunodeficiency virus.
What is Radiesse® and How Does It Work?
Radiesse is made of very small, smooth calcium hydroxylapitite (CaHA) microspheres, which are suspended in a water-based gel carrier.
As Radiesse® is injected, the gel and Radiesse® Microspheres form a “scaffold”, stimulating collagen production and encouraging tissue growth in and around the injection area. This “partnership” between Radiesse® and your own body creates a natural look, comprised of your own tissue and Radiesse® Microspheres. It does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles – it rebuilds your skin’s foundation. You get immediate results and look younger, longer.
Over time, your body absorbs the gel carrier while collagen has started to grow and infiltrate the area, replacing the gel with your own, natural tissue. The Radiesse® Microspheres continue to provide the support and structure for your body to grow new tissue and collagen until the Microspheres are also safely and naturally absorbed into your body.
The Radiesse® Treatment Procedure
Needing only 10 to 15 minutes, a Radiesse® treatment treatment is quick and easy. Dr. Siegel will inject Radiesse® directly into your skin in tiny amounts, using an ultrafine needle for minimal discomfort. For more comfort, Dr. Siegel may anesthetize the treatment site. Results are almost instantaneous.
Potential Side Effects from Radiesse®
Some patients may experience minor injection-related reactions at the injection sites that may include swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness. These typically go away within a few days.