Take years off by restoring lost volume in the cheeks and softening the lines around the nose and mouth. Radiesse smoothes and fills hollows and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen. Results typically last for up to a year or more. Dermal fillers are injected only by licensed Nurse Practitioner.
Radiesse® consists of smooth calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres that are suspended in a water-based gel to stimulate the body’s collagen production. Since Radiesse® must be injected carefully to prevent clumping or abnormal deposits. These advantages make Radiesse® an excellent and affordable choice for facial shaping and contouring. For the first three months after injection, Radiesse® initially performs as a filler substance by plumping up the skin. Then, due to its collagen-generating properties, Radiesse® actually stimulates new tissue development for extended correction for up to 12 to 24 months. A topical numbing cream or nerve blocks are performed prior to injection to ensure your safety and minimize any discomfort from the injection. Any minor swelling or bruising that results from the injection resolves quickly and patients can return to their normal activities the same day.
If you are on aspirin, non-steroidal pain medications (NSAIDs), blood thinning medications (Coumadin, Lovenox, Plavix, etc.), or herbal medications (garlic, Vitamin E, etc) you may have a slightly higher risk of bruising after your Radiesse® treatment.
What to Expect
Radiesse® is well tolerated by most patients and the treatment typically causes only mild discomfort. We use a multi-modality regimen with several pain reducing techniques to help ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.
After your Radiesse® injection, most patients can resume normal daily activities. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities the evening after injection. While some patients may experience mild bruising or swelling, these reactions typically resolve quickly.
Radiesse® can play an important role in any facial rejuvenation regimen and ultimately provide smoother, younger, more refreshed-looking skin. To find out if is the Radiesse® right choice for you, please our clinic to schedule free consultation.