Radiesse® dermal filler is made of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel, and is injected into the skin through a simple and minimally invasive procedure. RADIESSE® dermal filler is the ideal choice for total facial contouring. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance, enhance your existing features, help you defy age and gravity, and increase your confidence – all without invasive surgery or scarring.
RADIESSE® dermal filler works with your own body in a remarkable way. Upon injection, it immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. And unlike other fillers, RADIESSE® dermal filler continues to work over time. With its patented microsphere technology, it starts a process called collagenesis, stimulating your body to produce new collagen and encouraging collagen to grow around the injection area. RADIESSE® dermal filler actually helps your body create its own naturally younger look, setting a new standard in facial contouring and augmentation.
Is RADIESSE® dermal filler safe? In years of rigorous clinical testing and use by physicians in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, RADIESSE® dermal filler has been proven to be safe and effective.
Will I need a skin test? RADIESSE® dermal filler is made of a synthetic, biocompatible substance that?s identical to what?s naturally found in the body. Because RADIESSE® dermal filler does not contain any animal- or human-derived components, there?s virtually no risk of an allergic reaction. That means you do not need to undergo skin allergy testing prior to treatment. However, if you believe you are having an allergic reaction to RADIESSE® dermal filler, seek medical attention immediately.
Does it hurt? Physicians use a variety of pain management techniques during treatment to ensure patient comfort. Please talk to your physician about which techniques are right for you.
Are there any side effects? There have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual usage. However, you may experience some common injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site. These conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.
What if 'm taking medication? Patients may need to refrain from taking some medications and supplements for a few days prior to treatment. If you?re taking medications or supplements, please tell your physician before receiving treatment.
How soon can I expect results? You'll see results immediately after treatment. RADIESSE® dermal filler continues to deliver results over time as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Results may last up to a year or more in many patients, which may result in fewer office visits for retreatment.
How quickly can I return to my normal activities? Most patients experience little to no downtime and return to normal activities almost immediately after treatment. Other patients may need more time for recovery. By 24 hours after treatment, most swelling and redness will have subsided.
How long will my results last? Treatment results last up to a year or more for many patients. Individual results may vary, depending on age, skin type, lifestyle, and metabolic rate, so be sure to discuss your expectations with your doctor.
Will RADIESSE® dermal filler become hard or noticeable to the touch? No. RADIESSE® dermal filler stays soft and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.
Is RADIESSE® dermal filler permanent? No. Treatment results last a long time, but they are not permanent. The tiny, calcium-based microspheres in RADIESSE® dermal filler eventually break down into calcium and phosphate ions. These ions are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own newly produced collagen in place.
How many treatments will I need? Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one treatment. To ensure your satisfaction, your physician may schedule a follow-up visit, where a touchup treatment might be recommended.
Treatment with Radiesse® dermal filler is quick, convenient, and cost-effective.
The first step in treatment is to visit an experienced physician who uses RADIESSE® dermal filler. During your consultation, the doctor will examine your skin and discuss how treatment with RADIESSE® dermal filler can safely contour, augment, and correct facial features for a soft, natural look that lasts. Because no skin testing is required, you can receive treatment the same day.
Treatment with RADIESSE® dermal filler is typically performed in a doctor?s office using a local anesthetic. RADIESSE® dermal filler is injected under the skin in a continuous stream through a very fine needle. RADIESSE® dermal filler provides volume and correction without the need to overcorrect - a clear advantage over many other filler products. Once the filler is injected, your doctor can massage it for precise, beautiful results you can see right away.
Treatment with RADIESSE® dermal filler requires little to no downtime. In most cases, patients return to normal activities almost immediately after treatment. There have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual usage. However, you may experience some common injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site. These conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.
You'll see the difference RADIESSE® dermal filler makes right after treatment. But RADIESSE® dermal filler also starts a process called neocollagenesis - it actually stimulates your body to produce new collagen. So over time, RADIESSE® dermal filler continues to give you an attractive, more youthful look - safely and naturally. In fact for many patients, the benefits of RADIESSE® dermal filler may last up to a year or more.