Radiesse contains calcium hydroxyapatite, an FDA-approved dermal filler that is similar to a substance found in our bones. Radiesse provides immediate and predictable volume replacement that can be seen the same day. Radiesse is injected through tiny needles into the deeper dermis and subcutaneous tissue. Radiesse does more than just “fill-in” lines and facial wrinkles – it replenishes volume by stimulating the production of your own natural collagen. Over several months, your body slowly metabolizes the product in a process that stimulates new growth of your own collagen. This new collagen maintains the volume for more than a year, before gradually resorbing.
Radiesse is best used for the deeper lines and around the nose and mouth, such as the marionette lines and nasolabial creases. Radiesse can improve the appearance of jowls by filling the depression in front of the jowls. Injections at the oral commissures can elevate down-turned corners and fill “drool lines.” Larger volumes can be used to correct hollow cheeks and temples. Radiesse has also been used to elegantly refine minor imperfections in the nose, elevate depressed scars, or correct other small facial deformities.
- Hollowed appearance
- Pre-jowl region
- Marionette Lines
- Nasolabial Folds
The results can be seen immediately and may last up to 18 months. This may vary based on the location injected, the structure of the skin, and the age and lifestyle.
Risk of Fillers
Pain during the injection process and soreness for a few days after the procedure.
Bruising is likely to occur in the lower face or near the eyes.
Infection is rare, however, always a possibility.
Bleeding is expected. Discontinue blood thinners as directed by your physician.
Lumpiness or small nodules may be noticed and should be firmly massaged 5 times daily during the first week to help distribute the product evenly.
Injection into a blood vessel can cause loss of skin or loss of vision. This is a very rare, but serious complication.
Disappointment is a common complication of all forms of cosmetic procedures. Overcorrection, under correction, asymmetry or other disappointment may be improved with additional injections or the passage of time. It is impossible to correct every visible imperfection or asymmetry. It is important that you have realistic expectations going into the procedure. Do not hesitate to talk with your provider about your beauty goals and any questions or concerns before your scheduled appointment date.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of fillers usually range from $650 to $2400 depending on the type of filler used and amount of syringes injected in a given day.
There is a common misconception that filler products are only for older women; however, the product can produce positive benefits for anyone, regardless of age or gender.
You should not get filler injections if you have an infection near the injection site, are pregnant/breastfeeding, or allergic to lidocaine related products.
Results can be seen immediately after the treatment. However, It may take up to two weeks for all swelling & bruising to diminish after the procedure.
After Your Treatment
Most fillers are usually mixed with a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. A topical numbing cream may also be applied before the procedure. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and is not as painful as one might expect. Bruising is most likely to occur in the lower face or near the eyes. It may take up to two weeks for all swelling & bruising to diminish after the procedure.
24 hours after your treatment.
24 hours after your treatment.
2 weeks after your treatment.