Radiesse is a long lasting injectable filler, with results usually lasting 9-12 months. It is bio compatible, non-toxic, and non-allergenic, so there is no allergy testing required before treatment.
Radiesse is made up of calcium hydroxylapatite crystals and methycellulose gel to facilitate injection. Calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral naturally found in your bones and teeth, and originally it was used as a hard-tissue filler for bones. When doctors observed its high bio compatibility, this soft-tissue filler was developed. The mineral stays in place as a framework for the collagen which your body will produce.
Radiesse can reduce wrinkles, folds and sunken areas of the face, especially the nasolabial area. Radiesse is incredibly versatile and the longest-lasting injectable filler available. Radiesse may be a better alternative for patients with deeper creases and lines, older patients with less collagen support and for those patients who desire a more long-lasting result. It is an excellent choice to "revolumize" the face after aging or weight loss creating a non-surgical cheek lift. There is some evidence suggesting that Radiesse acts as a collagen stimulator so after the product has disappeared, there may be some longer-lasting effects as a result of new collagen production.
Like other injectable treatments, Radiesse injections only take about 15 minutes to perform.
- Numbing cream is applied to the area
- Small amounts of Radiesse are injected under the skin
- You have the opportunity to give feedback and Dr. Greenberg can make adjustments accordingly
- Final results are seen in 1-2 weeks
Swelling generally subsides in one to two days. Your pain should be minimal. You can resume most of your normal activities immediately after the procedure, but it's advisable to avoid strenuous activity for a day or two.
Radiesse is a very popular injectable filler choice and because of its long lasting results it can be an alternative for some patients who are unable or unwilling to have a surgical procedure such as a facelift or brow lift. It is minimally invasive and the results can be maintained over time.