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Radiesse is a new generation non-surgical facial contouring filler that delivers an immediate, longer lasting result. The unique composition of Radiesse provides immediate visual improvement common with other fillers, but with the benefit of long-term effects. This is because Radiesse is made of very tiny, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The microspheres form a lattice beneath the skin, through which your body's own collagen grows. This produces the desired longer-term effect seen with Radiesse over other dermal fillers.
What is Radiesse?
Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a polysaccharide carrier. Calcium hydroxylapatite is very similar to the natural composition of our teeth and bones. When injected in the skin, the microspheres form a type of scaffolding underneath the skin. When the microspheres are absorbed within the scaffolding, a collagenation takes place - creating longer lasting volume in the treated area.
What can Radiesse treat?
Radiesse is used effectively as an alternative to surgery for facial contouring. Radiesse can be used to add volume to sunken cheek bones, create the effect of an injectable chin implant, create a more pronounced jaw line, or even as a method of non-surgical nose reshaping.
Radiesse is also used as a longer-lasting dermal filler to treat signs of aging caused by loss of volume under the skin. Radiesse is commonly used to add volume under the eyelids to reduce dark circles, as a treatment for sunken cheeks and to treat deeper creases and folds in the skin such as nasolabial folds and frown lines.
Treatment of facial volume loss using Radiesse
Treatment of nasolabial folds using Radiesse
Who is a candidate for Radiesse?
Any person who wishes to reduce the signs of aging, and is seeking a longer-lasting result, is potentially a candidate for Radiesse treatments. Your Provider will determine if Radiesse is the best option for you based on your overall goals.
Who performs Radiesse treatments?
A board certified facial plastic surgeon personally performs Radiesse treatments.
As a service to our patients, we also offer the option of seeing one of our Registered Nurses or Medical Assistants for Radiesse treatments. Our staff have many years of experience in administering injections, and are personally trained in facial anatomy and injection technique and closely supervised by a doctor in giving Radiesse injections. Seeing one of our Providers for Radiesse is a perfect option for those with busy schedules - same day appointments are offered, depending on availability.
Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most effective Radiesse treatment possible which we custom tailor to your unique facial anatomy.
What other cosmetic treatments may be combined with Radiesse?
One of the greatest combination treatments involves the simultaneous use of Radiesse and Botox. With this combo treatment, an "instant face lift" may be achieved by using Botox in the brow and forehead region, and Radiesse to add volume to the face.
Does it hurt?
Typically no anesthetic is needed for Radiesse injections. Most patients experience very minimal discomfort. Anesthetic and special cooling devices are available to increase your comfort.
What is the recovery like?
In general, no recovery time is needed and the results from Radiesse are immediate. You will be instructed not to rub the treated area for a couple of hours after the treatment. You may experience some swelling and bruising at the injection site, but any discoloration is temporary and can be covered with your usual cosmetics.
How long will the results last?
Results from Radiesse can last up to 2-3 years. Most patients see their results lasting between 12 to 16 months.