Radiesse® is a dermal filler that can smooth and soften deep wrinkles and lines in the face as well as restore lost volume to the cheeks or hands. Many people lose volume in their face due to aging, skin damage, and genetics. Radiesse® offers patients smoother, younger looking skin.
Radiesse® is made of Calcium Hydroxylapatite microspheres which, once injected, provides immediate volume. It continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. The gel is then absorbed, leaving only your own natural collagen. Your natural collagen provides enhanced wrinkle-reducing benefits. Radiesse® is similar to many other facial fillers but has a thicker consistency – making it ideal for severe lines and wrinkles. For the first several months after treatment, Radiesse® volumizes the skin. Then, it works by stimulating natural collagen growth so the body can continue to diminish lines and wrinkles.
A Radiesse® treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The Calcium Hydroxylapatite is injected through a needle into the skin. Patients experience minimal pain and a topical anesthetic can be applied for further comfort. Side effects are minimal and can include bruising, swelling, and redness. Patients can return to work or normal activities immediately and results last approximately one year.