Radiesse® and Radiesse+ Dermal Fillers
Radiesse® is a safe, FDA-approved injectable dermal filler used for facial contouring and augmentation. Radiesse® injections can immediately add volume to safely contour, correct, and beautify facial features, while restoring a natural, long-lasting, and youthful look.
Radiesse® is a synthetic dermal filler made up of microscopic calcium particles that are naturally found in bone, called calcium hydroxylapatite, which become suspended in gel for injection. Hydroxylapatite has been used for decades in medical procedures, including dental implants, orthopedic surgeries, and facial surgeries.
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 traditionalRadiesse, but tends to be more popular due to the increased comfort the formula offers.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How do Radiesse® injections work?
Radiesse® works below the skin’s surface to correct fine lines and wrinkles. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen to create a natural, full, and youthful look. Radiesse® does more than just temporarily fill-in facial lines and wrinkles; it rebuilds your skin’s foundation.
Over time your body absorbs the gel carrier while your collagen regenerates, eventually replacing the gel with your own natural tissue . Radiesse microspheres continue to provide the support and structure needed for your body to grow new tissue and collagen until the microspheres are safely and naturally absorbed into your body.
Why choose Radiesse®?
As aging occurs, tissue volume diminishes, leaving lines and wrinkles,deepening of nasolabial folds, accentuating smile lines, and causing 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 approximately 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. However, results may vary, and a second treatment may be necessary to help maintain the effect after a year.
Is Radiesse® 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. Radiesse® also does not require an allergy test prior to administration.
How is a Radiesse® treatment performed?
Dr. Roche will inject Radiesse® into the skin through a simple, safe, and convenient procedure. When using Radiesse+, which has local anesthetic mixed in the filler, patients can expect 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 for general wrinkles and lines, to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds and “smile lines,” as well to define facial features like the chin and jawline, cheeks, cheekbones, and hands.
Radiesse® can also be used to enhance features that are less prominent than desired or to correct facial asymmetry. Radiesse® is also highly useful as a contouring agent, since it can be used to contour and smooth the jawline and cheeks.
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® particularly effective in treating areas where soft tissue augmentation is desired.
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® 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 volume after Radiesse® injection. There may 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 like 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. Before receiving your Radiesse® injection, please tell the clinical staff taking care of you if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications
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 prior to treatment, which is more common in certain animal-based or permanent filler agents. 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® eventually break down into calcium and phosphate ions over time These ions are safely and naturally absorbed into your body, leaving your own newly produced collagen in place.
If you have any further questions or would like to have a consultation regarding Radiesse® injections with Dr. Roche, please call us at 201-505-1020 or come visit our office in Bergen County, NJ.