Radiesse® and Radiesse + Dermal Fillers
A next generation dermal filler for long lasting wrinkle correction and volume.
What is Radiesse and Radiesse +?
Radiesse® is a safe, FDA approved injectable dermal filler used for facial contouring and augmentation. Radiesse® injections will immediately add volume to safely contour, correct and beautify facial features, while restoring a natural, long lasting youthful look.
Radiesse + is the same product as Radiesse, but it comes with lidocaine already added to the product for comfort during the injection. The science and outcomes are similar to regular Radiesse, however due to the added comfort factor, it is the more popular product used.
How do Radiesse® injections work?
Radiesse® dermal filler works below the skin’s surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen to create a natural, full, youthful look. Radiesse® does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles it rebuilds your skin’s foundation.
Simply put: a Radiesse® injection acts as a volume enhancer and stimulates the body to make new collagen.
Why “Fill in” Wrinkles with Radiesse®?
As aging occurs tissue volume diminishes leaving what is commonly seen as lines and wrinkles. Common areas include the deepening of nasolabial folds, accentuated smile lines, the lines in the chin area, also called the “marionette lines”, fallen cheek pads, and sagging jaw lines. Radiesse® can be injected beneath the skin to compensate or correct these areas. By using your body’s ability to grow collagen and regenerate tissue, Radiesse® produces natural looking results for a fresh, rested, healthy appearance that still looks like you.
How soon can I expect results from my Radiesse treatment?
Results can be seen immediately!
How long will my Radiesse® results last?
Radiesse® dermal filler lasts 12 months or more and is often said to have a more natural feel than other traditional treatments. Additionally, the substances used in Radiesse® stimulate your body to produce more collagen over time, so just one treatment provides a lasting effect. Results typically last a year or more. However, results may vary, therefore Dr.Roche will do her very best to manage your expectations. A second treatment may be necessary to help maintain the natural effect after a year.
Is Radiesse® Dermal Filler safe?
Yes. Over 250,000 people (and growing) have experienced Radiesse® and more than 4,000 health care professionals including Dr. Roche have been trained to provide Radiesse® treatments. Through years of rigorous industry and independent research worldwide, Radiesse® dermal filler has been shown to be safe and effective. With Radiesse® injections you get safe, clinically tested, FDA approved reliability. Radiesse is a safe material also used for dental reconstruction, bone growth, vocal cord reconstruction, and has proven to be very compatible with the body. Radiesse® dermal filler does not require an allergy test prior to administration.
How is a Radiesse® treatment performed?
Dr. Roche will inject Radiesse® dermal filler into the skin through a simple, safe convenient procedure. When using Radiesse +, which has local anesthetic mixed in the filler, it is a pain free treatment with little to no downtime. Most patients return to normal activities soon after treatment.
Where can Radiesse dermal filler be used?
Radiesse® injections can be used as a corrective filler in general wrinkles and lines, for improving the appearance of nasolabial folds or “smile lines,” as well to define facial features such as the chin and jaw line, cheeks, cheekbones, and nose.
Radiesse® can be injected in the hands to create youthful appearing hands. This is also a simple and pain free procedure.
What is treatment with Radiesse® like?
During your treatment Dr. Roche will inject the Radiesse filler into the deep dermis and subcutaneous layers of the skin, providing a foundation into which the body’s own tissue can grow and add volume. This unique quality is what makes Radiesse® dermal filler particularly effective in treating areas where soft tissue augmentation is desired, such as in the cheeks.
How many treatments will I need?
The amount of filler needed at the time of treatment will depend on how much correction is needed and your overall goal. Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one Radiesse® dermal filler treatment. However, to ensure your satisfaction, Dr. Roche will schedule a follow-up visit in 2 weeks at which point a touchup treatment might be recommended.
What can I expect after my Radiesse® injection?
You should notice immediate filling after Radiesse® injection. There can be temporary mild swelling or bruising.
What is the recovery time?
Unless there is bruising, the only recovery time is a few days for the mild swelling to disappear. Bruising is uncommon, but if it does occur it can take 7 to 14 days to resolve.
Will Radiesse® dermal filler become hard or noticeable to the touch?
No. Radiesse® dermal filler stays soft and will take on the characteristics of the surrounding tissue.
Are there any side effects of a Radiesse® injection?
Normal, injection-related reactions such as mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. These conditions typically resolve on their own within one to two days, but may last longer. As with any injection there exists a chance of infection.
What if I’m taking medications?
Patients may need to refrain from taking some medications and supplements for a few days prior to treatment. If you’re taking medications or supplements, please tell your physician before receiving your Radiesse® injection.
Could I Have an Allergic Reaction to Radiesse®?
Radiesse® is biocompatible, meaning there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction. You do not need to undergo skin allergy testing, common in certain animal-based or permanent filler agents, prior to treatment. 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. The tiny, calcium-based microspheres in Radiesse® dermal filler eventually break down into calcium and phosphate ions. These ions are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own newly produced collagen in place.