Restore Collagen, Replenish Volume, Refresh you!
What is Radiesse?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is an injectable filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate the production of your own natural collagen for results that may last a year or more in many patients.
How is Radiesse made?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres which are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium based microspheres are similar to minerals that are found naturally in your body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
How does Radiesse work?
Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler does exactly as it says: it fills or replenishes volume lost over time for a more refreshed looking you. Then it goes to work by stimulating your body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, your body absorbs the product and leaves behind only your own natural collagen for long-lasting results.
How should patients prepare for treatment with Radiesse?
Some doctors recommend that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to receiving the treatment for wrinkles in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
If this is your first visit, your healthcare professional will ask about your medical history, including any allergies you may have or medications you may take, and will tell you more about treatment with Radiesse.
Your doctor will design your treatment with Radiesse specifically for you!
Do the treatments hurt?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic). That means you can experience a more comfortable wrinkle treatment. In fact, in a clinical study, using RADIESSE Volumizing Filler mixed with lidocaine significantly reduced pain in 90% of patients treated.
What is the aftercare with Juvederm XC®?
You may experience pain, tenderness, temporary redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, and bumps at the injection sites. Studies have shown that these are usually mild to moderate in nature and clear up on their own in 7 days or less. If you experience swelling at the injection site, you can apply an ice pack for a brief period. Be sure to report any redness and/or visible swelling that last for more than a few days (or any other symptoms that cause you concern) after receiving treatment to your healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional will tell you when makeup may be applied after your wrinkle treatment.
When do you see results?
How long will the results last? Instantly! Immediately upon injection, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Not only does RADIESSE Volumizing Filler provide immediate correction, the natural, beautiful results may last a year or more in many patients.
How safe is Radiesse?
RADIESSE Volumizing Filler is FDA approved, and has undergone rigorous testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. As with all filler treatments, patients may experience redness, bruising, swelling or other local side effects. Most side effects of treatment resolve within a few days. More rare side effects may include swelling that lasts longer, unevenness or firmness in the area injected, and as with any injection, there may be a risk of infection. It should be noted, however, that unlike hyaluronic acid gels which can be readily dissolved if desired, Radiesse cannot be simply removed or dissolved and must run its natural course to be absorbed over time.
Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve on their own. If any of these side effects persist, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
What about allergies?
If you’re considering treatment with Radiesse, your healthcare professional should ask about your medical history to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for treatment. Radiesse for facial wrinkles and folds should not be used in patients who have:
Severe allergies marked by a history of anaphylaxis or history or presence of multiple severe allergies Radiesse should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to lidocaine although alternative local anesthetics may be used in consultation with your healthcare professional.