RADIESSE® differs significantly from other dermal fillers because its unique formula is composed of Calcium Hydroxyapatite rather than hyaluronic acid. This Calcium Hydroxyapatite is suspended within a water-based gel, allowing smooth, small spheres of calcium to gently enter your system, provide instant volume, and stimulate your body’s own collagen growth. Since RADIESSE® is both FDA-approved and considered bio-compatible, no prior allergy testing is required for treatment. The outcome of RADIESSE® can be seen immediately, as the gel can add noticeable volume to the injection site as well as achieve long-lasting results thanks to the growth of new collagen.
Back of Hands (to obscure veins and bones), Nasolabial Folds, Marionette Lines, Cheeks, and Jowls (chin, jawline).
Since the Calcium Hydroxyapatite will be injected directly into the treatment area, these small calcium spheres can instantly restore lost volume to the skin. This immediate outcome is a unique quality of RADIESSE® that makes this dermal filler very popular with our patients seeking quick results. For most patients, RADIESSE® offers smoother, fuller, more youthful looking skin for about one year, though some patients enjoy results for as long as 15 months.
Desired areas will be treated with a topical high-grade numbing cream. You may experience a slight burning sensation during injections, although numbing cream lessens this sensation. The procedure (depending on areas treated) takes typically a total of 1 hour.
Pregnant or Breastfeeding individuals are non-candidates.
No alcohol or fish oil consumption 24 hours prior to treatment. Stop using anti-inflammatory medication (i.e. ibuprofen) 24-48 hours prior to treatment. Take Arnica 1 day prior to treatment. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores please inform us.
Eat Vitamin C rich foods (i.e. pineapples, and oranges). Take Arnica. No heat related activities for 1 week (i.e. sauna, and steam room). No waxing the treated area for 2 weeks. No massaging the area. Expect minimal to moderate swelling and bruising at the site of injection (note it is temporary)*