Frequently asked questions
Here's what most patients want to know
RADIESSE is a viable option for those seeking help in smoothing their wrinkles. Long-lasting and highly satisfying to patients, it is the first FDA-approved dermal filler for both face and hands.
RADIESSE is comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction and continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen for a long-lasting effect. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind only your own natural collagen.
Radiesse® is more expensive than other fillers. The average treatment is about twice the cost of a Restylane® treatment, but generally lasts longer and requires fewer treatments.
· It’s noninvasive and usually well-tolerated.
· Radiesse show immediate results, with longer-lasting benefits than with other fillers.
· Radiesse defines cheekbones and contours jawlines.
· Unlike other fillers, Radiesse is too thick to unintentionally migrate to other areas of the face.
· Radiesse can stimulate new collagen production in the treatment area, offering long-term rejuvenation.
· Radiesse side effects usually last as long as your filler does, unlike with hyaluronic acid–based fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane, which can be dissolved by. hyaluronidase if you don’t like your results or have a complication.
· After injection, patients may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected.”
Your provider will start by discussing your goals in order to determine if Radiesse is the best option for you. They’ll clean the area and inject the Radiesse filler below the surface of your skin, using a thin needle. They’ll use one or more syringes, depending on how much volume you want and how many areas you’re having treated.Most treatments take about 20 minutes. Afterward, your provider may massage or manipulate the filler, contouring and adjusting volume to meet your goals.