Injectable dermal fillers are a non-invasive, low-risk form of aesthetic medicine that can reduce wrinkles, add volume, contour the face, and more. There are many different fillers available on the market, and a single filler can often treat a wide variety of cosmetic issues. This can make deciding on the best option for you feel overwhelming.
Radiesse is among the most popular dermal fillers and is known for its immediate volumizing effect. It can address many issues, including deeper folds and wrinkles.
The best way to determine whether a filler is right for you is to book a consultation with a qualified practitioner who can discuss your goals and expectations. However, if you are considering Radiesse fillers, below we have provided five facts to help you start exploring your options.
How Does Radiesse Fillers Work?
Thicker than most dermal fillers, Radiesse is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres that provide immediate volume to the face when injected. They continue to work thereafter by stimulating collagen production, which helps tighten the skin. The microspheres are eventually absorbed by your body, leaving only natural collagen in place.
Radiesse initially adds volume, but then – as collagen production slowly increases – it begins to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and folds. This means that, in addition to the immediate results you experience, you will continue to see improvements for several months.
What Does Radiesse Treat?
Like most dermal fillers, Radiesse does not treat one single issue, but it is especially well-known for its volumizing effect. If you have more severe fine lines, wrinkles, or folds, your practitioner may recommend Radiesse over other fillers to correct these issues.
Radiesse can also help contour the face and is often used as a non-invasive alternative to plastic surgery. It may be used in procedures like a non-surgical rhinoplasty, for example, and is sometimes used to correct a weak chin or hollow temples.
Radiesse also helps address the loss of skin elasticity that results from factors such as aging and weight loss. It is often used to correct issues like sagging jowls or loose skin in the neck.
What Happens During Radiesse Treatment?
Radiesse treatment is a simple procedure that usually only takes between 15 and 20 minutes. Your practitioner may apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area before administering injections. While some patients feel a slight discomfort, Radiesse injections are typically pain free.
As opposed to other treatments, some results will be visible immediately after treatment. You will notice increased volume right away, but will continue to see substantial improvement over time.
Will There Be Downtime After Treatment?
Your practitioner will give you specific aftercare instructions, which you should follow closely to avoid complications. In the majority of cases, minimal downtime is required after getting Radiesse injections. You may be asked to avoid alcohol and stay out of the sun for the first 24 to 48 hours, but you can resume most activities right away.
You will experience some bruising and swelling, which will subside within a week. In rare cases, more serious complications like infections may occur. If you experience issues like intense pain or discharge, contact your practitioner. Most complications can be corrected with prompt treatment.
Is Radiesse Filler Permanent?
Results from Radiesse and other dermal fillers are not permanent. How long Radiesse lasts depends on a variety of factors, including where you got your injections. Cheek and chin injections can last as long as 15 months, for example, while injections around the nose or in the lips typically last between 9 and 12 months.
That being said, no two patients are the same. Depending on how your body responds to fillers, they may last shorter or longer than the typical timeframe, but following aftercare instructions closely may help fillers last longer.
Some patients receive follow-up treatments six to seven months after their initial injections to help maintain results.
Radiesse Fillers: The Bottom Line
Radiesse fillers can restore lost volume to the face and smooth out more severe wrinkles and fine lines. Treatment is quick and typically pain-free and there is a low chance of adverse side effects. While Radiesse injections are not permanent, results often last a year or more and follow-up treatment is always an option.
Radiesse is only one of many fillers on the market. A consultation with a professional can help you determine whether it is the best route to meeting your aesthetic goals.
At BLUSH Beverly Hills, we have extensive experience with a variety of dermal fillers, including Radiesse. Reach out here to book a consultation today.