Radiesse – More Information


Radiesse – More Information


Radiesse® is an FDA-approved, dermal filler used for the correction of facial lines and wrinkles. With an immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles, this product provides long-lasting and beautiful results.  In many patients, the effects may last a year or more. Offering clinically proven safety and longevity, Radiesse® is a convenient treatment that stimulates the body to produce new collagen often with just one or two office visits.

What are Radiesse® Injections?

Radiesse® is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite, the same substance that is found in your bones.  This product tends to feel “harder” when injected and this often used to treat deeper wrinkles

Years of rigorous clinical studies prove that Radiesse® provides long-lasting correction of smile lines and wrinkles around the nose & mouth. Correcting mid-face volume loss and rejuvenating hands.

Radiesse® is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, and minimally invasive procedure. Treatments deliver a natural look that lasts.

How Does Radiesse® Work?

Gently injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle Radiesse® stimulates the body to produce new collagen. This unique response provides an immediate, visible improvement of folds and wrinkles, mid-face volume loss and provides long-lasting and beautiful results.

Is Radiesse® Safe?

In years of rigorous clinical testing and use by physicians in hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide, Radiesse® has been shown to be safe and effective.

Why “Correct” Wrinkles with Radiesse®

Over time, tissue volume diminishes, leaving folds and wrinkles in several common patterns, including the deepening of nasolabial folds, accentuated smile lines (sometimes called “marionette lines”). Radiesse® can be injected into the skin in order to compensate for the loss of volume or to correct these areas. By stimulating the body to produce new collagen, Radiesse® provides a natural look that lasts for a fresh, rested, healthy appearance that still looks like you.

How is a Radiesse® Treatment Performed?

Radiesse® is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, quick, and minimally invasive outpatient procedure. Radiesse® treatment requires little to no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities almost immediately after treatment.

How Soon Can I Expect Results & How Long Will They Last?

The results are immediate. Radiesse® continues to deliver results as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen. Results typically last a year, which may result in fewer office visits for retreatments. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with your nurse.

How Many Radiesse® Treatments Will I Need?

Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one or two treatments. To ensure your satisfaction with the treatment, your provider might schedule a follow-up visit, where touch-up treatments might be recommended.

Any Side Effects?

Normal, injection-related reactions such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. These conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days.

Could I Have An Allergic Reaction to Radiesse®?

Radiesse® is biocompatible. You do not need to undergo skin allergy testing, which is common with certain animal-based or permanent filler agents, prior to treatment.   In the FDA clinical studies, there were virtually no allergic reactions. There may be some normal injection-related occurrences, such as bruising, discomfort, swelling, or redness that typically resolve on their own. However, if you believe you are having an allergic reaction to Radiesse, seek medical attention immediately.

Is Radiesse® Permanent?

No. Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent. Over time the tiny calcium-based microspheres gradually break down into calcium and phosphate ions which are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own newly produced collagen in their place.

Am I a Radiesse® Candidate?

You may be a Radiesse® dermal filler candidate if you are beginning to notice facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. Radiesse® provides immediate and long-lasting wrinkle correction. Talk with the injectors for more information.