What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse®, is a calcium hydroxyapatite based long term non-surgical filler. This synthetic form of material found in bone and teeth, is created in tiny spheres for injection into soft tissue of the skin. The spheres gradually dissolve away into bone or fat and are then filled in by collagen cells, subsequently enhancing the correction.
How does Radiesse® Work?
It immediately lifts and adds volume to the areas being treated, as well as stimulates your skin to produce collagen. Radiesse® has an extensive record of safe clinical use. No skin test is required and there is no downtime. It is an alternative to the hyaluronic acid-based injectables.
What are the Benefits of Using Radiesse®?
- Radiesse® is proven safe and effective and does not require an allergy skin test.
- Radiesse® results are visible immediately following treatment.
- Radiesse® stimulates your skin to produce collagen.
- Radiesse® is proven effective in eliminating “marionette” lines as well as jowling.
- Radiesse® is an excellent non-surgical alternative to refreshing the lower third of the face.
- Radiesse® treatments last for up to 12 months or more.
What Areas Can Radiesse® Treat and Improve & what is the Procedure?
Areas that are typically treated with Radiesse® and respond favorably are the nasolabial folds (nose to corner of the mouth), melolabial folds (corner of mouth to chin), and jowl area
What can i Expect during the Radiesse® Procedure? Is there any Downtime?
NY face lift surgeon Dr. Slupchynskyj uses a small needle to administer Radiesse® to the specified facial area. Most patients remark that there is a minimal discomfort comparing the sensation to a bug bite. No sedation for anesthetic is required and you resume normal activities immediately. There is no downtime.
How Long can I Expect my Radiesse® Treatment to Last?
Radiesse® injections are temporary however last up to 12 months or more. Touch up treatments may be desired to prolong and further enhance the look, however, one treatment can deliver the desired results right away.
Are there any Side Effects to Radiesse® Treatments?
Temporary swelling of the injection site is the most common side effect. You may experience tenderness or redness immediately following the procedure. There are no reported allergic reactions. More serious complications include, but are not limited to, bruising, swelling and infection.
Radiesse® Before and After Photos
Both patients had Radiesse® to correct their nasolaibial folds