Radiesse is a popular wrinkle filler that is FDA approved for temporary correction of facial wrinkles and folds.
What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse is made with calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance that it is biocompatible, durable and easy for physicians to use. Calcium hydroxylapatite, or CaHA, is, a water-based gel that contains small calcium microspheres.
Who is a good candidate for Radiesse injection?
Radiesse is often used to correct the nasolabial folds, the lines located on each side of your mouth. A wide variety of facial contouring treatments may be appropriate, including treatment of marionette lines, sunken cheeks, depressed scars, or for nasal contouring and augmentation. If you are affected by any of these conditions, Radiesse may be right for you.
Your Radiesse® Injection
Before treatment, the facial area is cleansed and topical anesthetic is administered for comfort. Our providers inject Radiesse beneath the skin at a specific depth. After your injection, she may briefly massage the area to promote a smooth result. When Radiesse combines with your tissue, it acts like scaffolding for new collagen.
After Radiesse® Treatment
During the months that follow your treatment, your body will gradually metabolize Radiesse and naturally clear it away. Studies have show results with Radiesse lasting an average of 1 year. Most patients return for another treatment after about 12 to 18 months. Although side effects are uncommon, immediately after your injection, you may experience mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site.