Radiesse is a filling agent primarily used to soften the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, to augment cheeks, and to fill the backs of the hands to rejuvenate them. Radiesse is a non-animal and non-human based filler that is FDA approved.
Radiesse is an excellent filler for several reasons. Firstly, a little goes a long way. Also, Radiesse is clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients. Finally, Radiesse is the only filler to both immediately replenish lost volume and stimulate the production of your own natural collagen.
It is possible to get a bruise after treatment with Radiesse; however, most patients do not, and bruising is temporary.
Quick Answers: Radiesse
What is Radiesse used for?
Radiesse is used to fill wrinkles and hollows on the face, augment the cheeks, and fill the backs of the hands. It is thicker than other fillers, so it is often used to fill deeper lines and hollows such as the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Who are the best candidates for Radiesse?
The best candidates for Radiesse are those who have relatively deeper folds and hollows. All skin types can be treated.
How is Radiesse administered?
Radiesse is injected into the area to be filled.
Do Radiesse injections hurt?
We mix anesthetic into the syringe and use ice packs, so discomfort is minimal.
How long does treatment take?
20 – 40 minutes depending on how much needs to be filled.
What is the recovery time?
Some patients will bruise as a result of treatment; however, most do not. Avoiding aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, fish oil, and other non-prescription blood thinners will minimize the chance for bruising. Patients should avoid exaggerated facial movements for a day or two after injection.
How long do the results last?
Radiesse lasts 10 – 12 months or longer in many patients. The less movement in an area, the longer Radiesse lasts. Cheek augmentation seems to last longer than filling of the nasolabial folds because there is less movement.