RADIESSE® helps to erase lines and folds as well as replace the lost structure with immediate natural volume. RADIESSE Volumizing Filler works immediately so the results are instant! Once injected, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler adds the volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of aging by plumping lost volume, diminishing wrinkles, filling folds and hollows, sculpting and volumizing flat cheeks.
What makes this filler truly unique is the ability of the product to act as a scaffold under the skin, providing structure and stimulating your own natural collagen to grow. The production of natural collagen continues for several months, which extends beyond the initial effect of RADIESSE. Best of all, the natural results are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients, which means more value from each treatment and long-lasting results.
Q: What is RADIESSE® wrinkle filler?
A: RADIESSE wrinkle filler is a calcium-based natural injectable filler which works by restoring facial volume instantly to smooth out lines, wrinkles, and depleted areas of the face. Once injected, it works with your body to stimulate your own natural collagen production.
Q: What is the difference between RADIESSE filler and other fillers?
A: RADIESSE filler is the only calcium-based filler that stimulates collagen production. Also, it has almost double the lasting effects of HA-based fillers. Furthermore, RADIESSE wrinkle filler has the unique ability to treat a broad range of patients no matter how moderate or severe their wrinkles may be. RADIESSE is our preferred choice for larger areas of correction, such as the cheeks for example.
Q: What is it made of?
A: RADIESSE wrinkle filler is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres (a substance that occurs naturally in human bones and teeth). These microspheres are suspended in a natural, water-based gel. These calcium-based microspheres are similar to the mineral that is found naturally in your body. Over time, your body absorbs these tiny microspheres and the gel and leaves behind only your own natural collagen. It is not tested on animals and includes no animal products.
Q: How does it work?
A: RADIESSE is also a collagen stimulating filler that plumps skin from within. The effects are immediately apparent, and once injected, RADIESSE works in partnership with your body to stimulate your own natural collagen for long-lasting results. In time, your body absorbs these tiny calcium-based microspheres and leaves behind only your own natural collagen.
Q: Does it hurt?
A. RADIESSE wrinkle filler is now FDA approved for lidocaine mixing, which is an anesthetic. That means you can experience a more comfortable cosmetic treatment. In fact, in a clinical study, using RADIESSE filler in this way significantly reduced pain in 90% of patients treated.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Absolutely! RADIESSE wrinkle filler is FDA approved and has undergone rigorous testing in clinical studies to prove its safety. Its natural ingredients make it the perfect choice for those who choose to be green.
Q. How long do treatment effects last?
A. RADIESSE is a stable material that is not easily broken down by the body, and it is, therefore, long-lasting. Although treatment effects differ for each person, typically it can last close to a year or longer depending on the amount injected.
Q: How is the treatment performed?
A: RADIESSE wrinkle filler is injected into the skin in a simple, safe, quick procedure that can even be done over your lunch hour. RADIESSE injections are now more comfortable because it has been FDA approved for mixing with lidocaine, a kind of anesthetic. This means it is a safe cosmetic treatment.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: Just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the injection site immediately following treatment, however, most people leave our office looking just fine.
Q. Is there any downtime following RADIESSE injections?
A. There is very little to no downtime involved in an RADIESSE treatment. There can be some slight swelling post treatment, usually lasting from one to two days. Most patients return to their normal, daily routine right after their session, except for refraining from exercise for 24 hours. Every person is unique, so be sure to discuss your plans in your consultation.
Q. Who is a candidate for RADIESSE injections?
A. Individuals who are unhappy with certain aspects of their appearance including deep wrinkles around the mouth, flattened cheeks, scarring, or skin depressions, are good candidates for RADIESSE treatment. Because of the larger molecular size, dramatic results can be seen.
Q. Should I tell my injector what medications I am taking?
A. Yes. If you are taking blood-thinners, such as aspirin, you might be more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site. The product has been proven to have a high safety profile, and there have been no studies of possible interactions between RADIESSE and drugs or other substances or implants.
Q. Is RADIESSE FDA approved?
A. YES. RADIESSE is FDA-approved as an injectable filler. It has been used safely for years on thousands of patients for cosmetic, dental, and orthopedic purposes.