Radiesse is an injectable filler (formerly known as Radiance) made of calcium-based microspheres used for wrinkle reduction.
When we are young our skin contains natural collagen. It’s this natural collagen that makes young skin strong, flexible and full of natural volume. However, as we age, collagen breaks down, resulting in less facial elasticity and volume. Radiesse injections immediately provide volume and lift back to your face. The filler works by stimulating your body’s own collagen production for long-lasting correction and smoothing.
WHAT IS RADIESSE USED FOR?
Radiesse adds back lost volume by supplying your skin with the materials it needs to naturally produce collagen again. When your skin can naturally produce collagen, volume and elasticity come back and you begin to “look younger”! The benefits of Radiesse include:
- Immediate results. Once injected, wrinkle correction occurs immediately.
- Collagenesis. Radiesse promotes the production of new collagen.
- Long lasting. Radiesse has been clinically proven to last up to a year in some patients.
- Less discomfort. Radiesse now comes mixed with lidocaine (a numbing agent) to make the injections less painful.
HOW IS RADIESSE INJECTED?
Radiesse treatments are quick, with immediately visible results. The volumizing filler is injected into the desired area. The Radiesse injections replenish your facial volume to create a refreshed appearance. Radiesse injections can be used for the following treatments:
- Hollowed out temples
- Lift the depressed folds that run from the sides of your nose down to your mouth
- Cheek augmentation
- Chin augmentation Reshape the nose (non-surgical nose job)
- Reshape the nose (non-surgical nose job)
- Hand rejuvenation
RADIESSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is an injectable filler used to restore volume to the face and smooth out wrinkles. It is made of natural calcium-based microsphere which stimulate collagen growth.
Is Radiesse right for me?
The only way to know if Radiesse is the correct dermal filler for you is to come into the our office and have a consultation with one of our dermatologists. We’ll sit down with you to discuss your goals and see if you are a Radiesse candidate. If not, we have plenty of other treatments to discuss with you until we find the right solution for you!
Are Radiesse injections painful?
Generally Radiesse injections do not cause patients any discomfort because the filler is mixed with lidocaine (an anesthetic).
How long does Radiesse last?
Radiesse has the ability to produce long lasting results. Some patients experience results that last as long as 12 months after treatment.
How much recovery time is required?
There is practically no down time required after Radiesse injections. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately after the Radiesse treatment.
How much does Radiesse cost?
Each patient requires a different amount of Radiesse to correct facial wrinkles. To find out how much your Radiesse treatment will cost you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Patricia Groleau.
What are the side effects of Radiesse?
Like most fillers, Radiesse side effects are minimal, but can include mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness around the treatment area. These side effects typically go away within a few days.