Radiesse is one of the longest-lasting injectable fillers. It is used for soft tissue augmentation in the correction of deep facial folds and creases and restoration of volume loss in hollow facial areas because it has lengthy duration and is easily shaped it is perfect injectable product for use in the nose and cheek area. An effective cheek augmentation implant-alternative Radiesse is best used for:
- Nasolabial Folds ( Laugh lines )
- Marionette Lines
- Under-eye Hollows
- Chin & Cheek Augmentation
- Depressed scars
- Restore bulk to aging tissues
Radiesse has proven to be a very versatile facial contouring product and has demonstrated durable augmentation in areas such as chin and cheek where a larger volume is required. It maintains a soft, natural feel and takes on the characteristics of the surrounding skin tissue.
Radiesse consists of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in gel (carboxymethylcellulose). Because calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal constituent of bone, it should not elicit a chronic inflammatory or immune response. Additionally, Radiesse does not require allergy testing. Radiesse is an effective non-surgical treatment which provides immediate smoothing out of wrinkles and most scars.
What are Radiesse treatments like?
A simple out-patient procedure, it is performed under local anesthesia in the physician's office and takes about 15 minutes.
Injection pain is minimized or eliminated by use of a topical cream (ELA-Max) or pain blocks may be performed immediately before the procedure. Following the procedure, patients may immediately return back to daily activities, however, treatment sights may be swollen for 1-2 days. There is also potential for bruising at the injection sight, which may be covered with makeup.
How long will the results last?
Depending on the areas treated, most of the correction may last for many months, or even years, patients usually see results that last between 1 to 2 years. Touch up treatments may be necessary to maintain desired correction.
Can other filler products be used along with Radiesse?
Juvederm or other dermal fillers may be used as layers to fill the more superficial lines and wrinkles. There is no restriction to using additonal fillers. Radiesse is not used in our office for lip augmentation to prevent the possibility of nodules which could form in the lip.