Radiesse (formerly called Radiance)Now, there is a better way to fight lines, creases, and wrinkles on your face. Radiesse is one of the best options out in the market today to fight signs of premature aging. While many look to the convenience and positive results of injectable fillers such as collagen or micro-fat injections, perhaps nothing is as exciting and long-lasting as Radiesse, formerly known as Radiance FN.
Radiesse, formerly called Radiance, is a synthetic dermal filler made of calcium hydroxyapatite. It is used for soft tissue augmentation and to treat skin folds and wrinkles. Calcium hydroxyapatite is an inorganic substance similar to bone. No animals or animal products are used during its production, and no skin testing is needed.
While Radiesse is a fairly new treatment, its main component -- hydroxylapatite -- has been used in medical procedures for decades, including dental implants, orthopedic surgeries and facial surgeries. While there are no real risks or complications associated with Radiesse, some people may experience temporary swelling, redness or tenderness at the treatment locations for a day or two.
RADIESSE dermal filler is setting a new standard for facial contouring and augmentation. It immediately adds volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features. And it continues to work over time. It has patented microsphere technology and stimulates the body to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look that lasts.
Radiesse® filler is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that gives you both immediate and long-lasting results. RADIESSE filler stimulates the body to produce new collagen and restores a healthy, natural look. This convenient treatment corrects the signs of Facial Lipoatrophy, including sunken cheeks and indentations, in some people with the human immunodeficiency virus. RADIESSE filler is made of calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a water-based gel. RADIESSE filler is injected into the skin through a minimally invasive procedure and provides immediate correction.
Radiesse can be injected underneath unwanted lines and wrinkles, creating a "filler" underneath facial creases, giving support to the overlaying skin to keep it smooth with fewer lines. Very fine needles are used to target Radiesse along the wrinkle line. Radiesse treats stubborn wrinkles such as the furrow between the eyebrows, as well as the lines that can run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth - creases that normally could only be treated with face or brow lifts.
For the first three months after Radiesse treatment, it acts as a cosmetic filler, plumping up the skin and diminishing age lines. Then, Radiesse microspheres stimulate natural collagen growth, actually causing new tissue development for extended results (up to two years). In addition, Radiesse is useful in the treatment of facial lipoatrophy (a stigmatizing effect of HIV), vocal cord deficiencies, oral and maxillofacial defects, as well as scars and chin dimples.
The long-lasting results of Radiesse coupled with its hypoallergenic properties make it an especially appealing treatment. Made out of calcium hydroxylapatite (which naturally occurs in the body) and suspended in a gel, Radiesse remains soft and natural feeling while results last up to three years. Compare that with the typical results of collagen or micro-fat injections which last between three to six months.
The hydroxylapatite in Radiesse takes on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue, ensuring that it remains soft and pliable in the skin. Meanwhile, unlike collagens and micro-fat injections, Radiesse does not get absorbed by the body, allowing it to last much longer than other treatments.
Radiesse is a great alternative for people who are allergic to collagen. While collagen is a proven and effective treatment as well, it requires allergy tests several weeks before sessions and some people may develop an allergy to it after several applications. Radiesse is hypoallergenic and rarely causes allergic reactions, making it a smart choice for people with hypersensitivies.
With a treatment like Radiesse, you no longer have to put up with signs of premature aging. Lines, creases, and wrinkles can be smoothed out, creating a younger and more vibrant looking you.
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 (formerly Radiance) is a biocompatible, non-toxic, non-allergenic filler that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds around the mouth and nose, and fills certain scars.
Popular for its long-lasting results, Radiesse benefits should be evident for two years or more.
Radiesse® dermal filler is a safe, next generation filler that does more than just fill in lines and wrinkles – it volumizes. In fact, RADIESSE dermal filler is setting a new standard in facial fold and wrinkle correction. This treatment restores a natural, youthful look that lasts. In many patients, the results may last for a year or more. Numerous medical studies have shown that RADIESSE dermal filler is a safe and effective treatment for filling and correcting smile lines, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE dermal filler stimulates the body to produce new collagen. This unique response provides immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles, and provides long-lasting and beautiful results.
When injected into the deep dermis and subcutis, Radiesse provides a matrix into which the body's own tissue can grow and add volume. In this way, it is used for soft tissue augmentation (e.g. adds volume to cheeks), and can help to fill in deep skin folds and wrinkles.
A small needle is used to implant the Radiesse. Topical and/or local anesthetic is used for pain control during injections. Injections in and around the lip are particularly painful.
Complications include bruising, nodule formation and infection.
Radiesse injections have been shown to last for several years. However, individual results may be affected by age, skin type, lifestyle, and muscle activity. Some patients may achieve an optimal correction on their first injection. For other patients, variability in the rate of tissue in-growth following reabsorption of the gel carrier may require additional injections to achieve an optimal correction.
RADIESSE dermal filler is naturally superior.
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.
RADIESSE dermal filler is safe.
RADIESSE dermal filler has been clinically tested extensively for years, with excellent safety and efficacy results. It has received CE mark certification, two FDA approvals, and a number of FDA clearances. RADIESSE dermal filler is made from a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. There’s virtually no risk of allergic reaction, and there have been very few side effects reported in clinical trials and actual use.
RADIESSE dermal filler is immediate and long-lastingTreatment with RADIESSE dermal filler is so simple and convenient, it can be performed during a lunch hour. You’ll see the results right away - and these results may last up to a year or more for many patients. The long-lasting effects of RADIESSE dermal filler can reduce the need for retreatment, which saves you time and money compared with other fillers.
Radiesse® dermal filler may be used in an array of treatments ideal for correcting the signs of aging or adding natural contours to the face – without invasive surgery.
RADIESSE dermal filler is setting a new standard for cosmetic fillers. It uses advanced, calcium-based microsphere technology to deliver soft, natural-looking results you can see immediately. And unlike other dermal fillers, it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen, so you’ll continue to look more youthful and attractive over time. In fact for many patients, the benefits of treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler may last up a year or more.
The wrinkle treatment results provided by RADIESSE dermal filler are immediate and long lasting. The effects of RADIESSE dermal filler may last a year or more in many patients. In addition, RADIESSE treatments may require fewer office visits for retreatments. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with your Radiesse physician.
RADIESSE dermal filler is made of unique calcium-based microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel and injected into the skin through a simple, safe, and minimally invasive procedure.
Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced RADIESSE treatment, and thousands of physicians worldwide have been trained to provide RADIESSE treatments. Through years of rigorous clinical studies and independent research, RADIESSE dermal filler has proven to be safe and effective. With RADIESSE dermal filler, you get safe, FDA-approved, clinically tested results.
Collagen is a familiar term for those seeking to turn back the hands of time. Collagen is a protein in our body that when bundled together provides the basic structure to our connective tissue. In skin, collagen provides flexibility and as we age it breaks down allowing for the appearance of wrinkles. Radiesse is a new dermal filler option to trick the body to produce new collagen, thus producing a subtle reprieve from the signs of aging.
All dermal fillers work on a principle of injecting a gel or substance, usually into the facial area, to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Most dermal fillers, like Botox and Juvederm, work as a temporary fix to provide structure where collagen has been lost. Radiesse is slightly different from other dermal fillers because it's compound encourages collagen production by the body, and results tend to last much longer.
The success of Radiesse is very subtle, and is even evidenced by the "Before and After" pictures of Radiesse patients. This is not a procedure for those wanting an immediately stark difference in their facial appearance. While Radiesse injections do produce immediate results, patients may notice more success once their body has had time to produce more collagen fibers in response to the chemical compound. As a result, Radiesse effects are known to last as long as a year from the procedure.
Radiesse is not the solution for all facial wrinkles. In fact, known complications like serious discoloration, lumps, and pain are common when Radiesse is injected into improper areas. It is imperative that patients interested in Radiesse injections seek a licensed and experienced professional, not use a spa or other service provider. Red flag areas where Radiesse should never be injected include lips and the eye area.
Dermal fillers are often advertised as easy procedures, and patients may perceive them to be "no big deal." A quick review of human anatomy will remind potential patients that your face contains many cavities, nerves, and small muscles that are not all protected by bone. Therefore, an improperly injected needle containing any substance, even water or blood, can cause serious problems. Licensed professionals must be trained in the correct areas for dermal fillers like Radiesse, and the exact depth of the injection.
Radiesse is a safe FDA approved dermal filler used to smooth and fill smile lines, facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth or shape facial contours. Radiesse is popular especially for filling the nasolabial folds - the creases that extent from the corner to your nose to the corner of your mouth.
Radiesse works with your body, below the skin's surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a 'scaffold' to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Radiesse does more than just temporarily fill in facial folds and wrinkles - it rebuilds your skin's foundation and restores your youthful look, without the risks associated with a permanent implant.
Radiesse injections are customized for every patient, depending on his or her particular needs. Radiesse cannot stop the process of aging. It can however, temporarily diminish the look of wrinkles and soft tissue depressions. Radiesse injections may be performed as a singular procedure, in combination with other treatments such as BOTOX®, or as an adjunct to a surgical procedure. Soft tissue fillers, produce temporary swelling, redness, and needle marks, which resolve after a few days time. Continuing treatments may be necessary in order to maintain the effect of Radiesse over time. Radiesse once injected will be slowly absorbed by the body. The length of effect for Radiesse injections is variable, it has been reported to last 6 to 12 months.
Radiesse is a synthetic filler consisting of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres 25 to 45 microns in size. These are suspended in an aqueous gel and consistently shaped and sized, and have proven to elicit very little long term adverse reaction when injected into the skin. Radiesse behaves somewhat similarly to Restylane (find out more about our California Restylane treatments on the Restylane page), and is moldable immediately after injection. We now have developed techniques that make the injection of fillers an almost painless experience.
Smile LinesSmile lines, or nasolabial folds, are the lines and creases that run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth. Smile lines begin to appear more prominent with age, framing the mouth and creating an older, tired, or unhappy appearance.
Until recently, treatment options have been limited to invasive surgical procedures, like facial implants, and short-acting fillers that require multiple touchups to maintain results past a few months. But now, clinical studies prove that treatment with Radiesse® dermal filler is a long-lasting, noninvasive option that delivers a natural look that lasts. A typical treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler for nasolabial folds lasts a year or more in many patients, with occasional touchups recommended prior to that time.
Marionette lines, or oral commissures, are facial lines that extend down from either side of the mouth. These lines can create a serious or sad expression, even when your face is at rest.
Radiesse® dermal filler corrects these lines immediately, and continues to correct them over time. Published independent studies show that a typical treatment for marionette lines lasts approximately 14 to 15 months, with no recommended touchup prior to that time.1 With a touchup, the benefits of RADIESSE dermal filler last even longer.
Radiesse® dermal filler can quickly improve the appearance of the nose, without invasive surgery and weeks of downtime. Treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler (known as non-surgical rhinoplasty) can build up the bridge of the nose, camouflage a hump, balance an asymmetry, correct defects, or shape the nose tip.
You’ll see results immediately and over time. In fact, published articles reflect that Patient and Physician satisfaction with the result lasted approximately 1 year, and with no significant adverse events observed.1 Physicians correcting for nasal deformities have experienced high patient satisfaction and long-lasting results.
As we age, we start to lose fat in our faces. This is often quite noticeable in the cheek area. Radiesse® dermal filler is ideal for adding volume to cheeks, or malar and submalar enhancement, because it can be used to treat large surface areas in one procedure. The result is a healthy-looking, contoured cheek area, like that of more youthful faces.
And your new look will last - In many patients, the results may last for a year or more.
Radiesse® dermal filler can give you a smoother, firmer chin that complements your other facial features. Reshaping and contouring the chin to create more definition is a quick, easy, in-office procedure. RADIESSE dermal filler also effectively augments a weak chin, offering a non-surgical alternative to a chin implant.
A mental crease is the deep line that forms under the bottom lip. RADIESSE dermal filler can successfully correct the mental crease, without invasive surgery and without affecting the surrounding tissue.
As skin loses elasticity over time and gravity pulls facial muscles downward, facial aging is often noticeable at the jaw line. Radiesse® dermal filler is an excellent choice for reshaping and contouring this area. The result is a smoother, firmer jaw line that gives your face a more youthful appearance.
The hands reveal more than just gestures and thoughts - they announce our age as well. The aging process is most noticeable in the hands as skin becomes lax and wrinkled, and as underlying structures such as bones and veins become pronounced. Radiesse® dermal filler can rejuvenate the hands by adding volume to deliver a more youthful appearance.
An independent study led by Dr. Mariano Busso reports “a novel, noticeably less painful approach to treatment of the hand ” with RADIESSE dermal filler.
HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, sometimes called facial wasting, can result in sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, and indentations in various areas of the face. Radiesse® dermal filler adds volume to correct the signs of facial fat loss and restore a healthy, natural look, immediately and over time.
VOCAL FOLD INSUFFICIENCY
If you can’t speak above a whisper, or your voice has become rough and raspy over time, you may have vocal fold insufficiency, a medical condition where vocal folds no longer come together properly. Radiesse® dermal filler can correct this condition and help you find your voice again.
Candidates for Radiesse TreatmentCandidates for Radiesse cosmetic filler treatment include patients showing obvious signs of facial aging. Radiesse candidates commonly seek treatment for prominent smile lines, marionette lines, and other facial wrinkles. Radiesse can also be used as an alternative to implant surgery, providing augmentation to a patient’s nose, cheeks, or chin. Patients suffering vocal cord insufficiency or oral and maxillofacial defects (such as periodontal and cystic defects) can also benefit from Radiesse treatment. Because Radiesse cosmetic filler is made of a natural substance that occurs in the body, no allergy testing is needed. Click the following link for more information about candidates for Radiesse injections.
The Radiesse treatment process is a simple outpatient procedure generally performed using a local anesthetic. Treatment time takes up to 15 minutes, depending upon the extent of the treatment. The doctor selects one or more injection points for each location to be treated. Local anesthesia and an antiseptic are applied. The Radiesse cosmetic filler is then injected beneath the skin, under the dermis and subcutis layer. Although patients should see immediate results, the final product is evident within one week. Results last up to two years. Learn more about the Radiesse treatment process.
Although all elective cosmetic procedures are accompanied by some risk, the risks associated with Radiesse cosmetic filler are minimal. Usually, injectable fillers carry the risk of allergic reaction. However, because Radiesse is made of a substance that occurs naturally in the body, there is virtually no risk of allergy. The greatest risk associated with Radiesse occurs when patients allow non-licensed practitioners to administer the treatment. This risk can be avoided by checking the credentials of your doctor or using DocShop to locate a board-certified practitioner near you. Learn more about the risks and benefits of Radiesse cosmetic filler.
Radiesse cosmetic filler treatment is a relatively quick and painless way to correct facial lines, wrinkles, and folds. Although the injection procedure has proven to be safe with very few side effects, there are some Radiesse risks that should be considered before undergoing treatment. Examine the benefits and risks of Radiesse treatment, and use DocShop to locate a facial plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist near you.
Radiesse cosmetic filler is used for the treatment of deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth — including smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Patients can achieve a healthy, natural, youthful appearance in just one visit. The benefits of Radiesse include:
Radiesse results are immediate and long-lasting (longer then other leading fillers).
Radiesse injections stimulate new natural collagen production.
Radiesse treatment is quick (generally less than 15 minutes).
Radiesse requires fewer injections than other leading fillers.
Radiesse natural composition means there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction.
Possible Risks of Radiesse Treatment
All elective cosmetic procedures carry some level of risk, but the risks associated with Radiesse are minimal. Usually, injectable fillers are accompanied by the risk of allergic reaction. Since Radiesse is made of a substance that naturally occurs in the body, the risk of allergy is almost nonexistent.
Risks that have been associated with Radiesse treatment include:
Mild numbness or tingling in the injection area
Minor swelling or bruising around the injection area
No improvement after undergoing treatment
The greatest risk associated with Radiesse and other cosmetic fillers occurs when patients allow non-licensed medical practitioners to administer the treatment. This risk can be minimized by checking the credentials of the doctor you choose for your Radiesse injection.
Radiesse and FDA Approval
Radiesse filler (formerly Radiance cosmetic filler) is approved by the FDA for marking soft tissue for tumor tracking and treatment, treating vocal fold insufficiency, and correcting maxillofacial (oral) defects. In December 2006, Radiesse received FDA approval in the United States for facial soft tissue augmentation, including treatment of wrinkles, folds, chin dimples, nasolabial folds, and HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy (facial wasting).
However, Radiesse is meant as a one injection procedure, with possible touch ups after one year. While other dermal filler solutions for the wrinkled area may cost less, patients should also look at how frequently the injections are required. While Radiesse is not known to cause many allergic reactions, the compound can produce adverse effects in an injection area, so a skin test is never a bad idea.
Radiesse is a long lasting filler that is very good for replacing deep tissue loss. It stimulates the body to create new collagen so, at least in theory, repeated treatments should have additive effects.
Other fillers, currently the hyaluronic acid fillers (Restylane & Juvéderm), can be substituted for Radiesse.
Safety and side effects
Radiesse appears to be very safe. Swelling, bruising and rare lumpiness have been observed with all fillers. Irregularity appears to be less of a problem with Radiesse when compared to many other fillers.
Schedule for an appointment by calling or emailing us and Dr. Devera will discuss with you the treatment process. This free consultation will help you learn more about how Radiesse works and also the cost and the necessary preparations you will need for your Radiesse treatment. Just imagine how you would look with less wrinkles and a youthful face!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Radiesse Procedure
What is RADIESSE?
Radiesse (formerly marketed as Radiance) is a cosmetic dermal filler that is used throughout the world to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and facial folds. In addition to the long-lasting results it provides as a cosmetic filler, Radiesse is also FDA-approved in the United States to treat oral and maxillofacial defects, vocal cord deficiencies, and is used in the treatment of facial lipoatrophy (facial wasting) in patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Radiesse is a non-toxic, non-allergenic, biocompatible cosmetic filler used to treat wrinkles and skin folds around the nose and mouth.
Radiesse (or Radiance) is a next-generation cosmetic filler used in the treatment of deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth – including smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Similar to the makeup of ArteFill®, Radiesse cosmetic filler has small microspheres (particles) suspended in a gel-like solution. There is no need for an allergy test prior to Radiesse filler injections since the microspheres are comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance naturally found in the body.
Why should I choose RADIESSE dermal filler?
RADIESSE dermal filler is an FDA-APPROVED wrinkle treatment used to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, such as nasolabial folds. It stimulates the body to produce new collagen.
RADIESSE dermal filler is long lasting. It provides immediate correction through a convenient treatment that can be performed during your lunch hour! Radiesse may require less frequent office visits for retreatments, saving you time and money. It Is biocompatible, and no allergy testing is necessary prior to treatment
Is Radiesse Right for me?
Radiesse candidates are typically between 35 and 60. Radiesse usually provides up to 80 percent improvement immediately after treatment. Since Radiesse is temporary, treatments must be repeated over the years to maintain the benefit. Alternative treatments or surgical procedures may be more appropriate in years to come, as your condition changes. Discuss your expectations with Dr. Angelina Devera during the consultation.
How does RADIESSE dermal filler work?
RADIESSE dermal filler is made of unique, patented, calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. When injected into the skin, these microspheres initially perform as a filler - they immediately provide facial volume for a soft, natural look. The transformation is noticeable right away. Over time, your body will gradually absorb the gel carrier, but the very tiny, smooth microspheres remain.
Once injected, RADIESSE dermal filler starts a process called neocollagenesis, or the creation of new collagen. It stimulates collagen production in your own body and encourages collagen growth around the injection site. In many cases, results may last up to a year or more.
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.
RADIESSE dermal filler is made of calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a biocompatible substance that’s identical to what’s naturally found in the body. RADIESSE dermal filler does not contain any animal- or human-derived components and it has a minimal risk of allergic reaction.
After injection, RADIESSE dermal filler will not migrate to other parts of the body. Over time, it degrades naturally into calcium and phosphate ions that are safely metabolized by the body’s own processes.
Has RADIESSE dermal filler been reviewed by a Notified Body?
Yes. RADIESSE dermal filler has received CE mark certification. It has also received two US FDA approvals, and a number of US FDA clearances.
What is the difference of Radiesse from other dermal fillers?
Durability, longevity, and versatility. The unique composition of Radiesse provides the immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, along with the benefit of long-lasting results. Over time, your own soft tissue replaces the gel carrier, with the newly formed collagen matrix providing the desired long-term effect. These unique advantages make Radiesse the ideal choice to correct many signs of facial aging or to add natural contours to the face. Experience has shown that it lasts one year or longer. Radiesse is suitable for facial lines and grooves, such as filling the "marionette" lines and the grooves between the sides of the nose and the corners of the mouth. It is also very useful in filling in the hollows of the cheeks and in enhancing the cheek bones, but is not used in the lip or in very shallow lines.
How is treatment with RADIESSE dermal filler performed?
RADIESSE dermal filler is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Treatment typically takes place in a physician’s office with the use of a local anesthetic.
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 I’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.
How much does RADIESSE dermal filler cost?
Because treatment is customized for each patient, the cost varies. In general, the cost of RADIESSE dermal filler is comparable to that of similar fillers. The results may last up to a year or more for many patients. That means you may need fewer office visits for retreatment, which could save you money and time. Consult your physician for a recommendation as to how RADIESSE dermal filler can best meet your individual needs.
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