Radiesse® is a dermal filler that helps restore the skin’s collagen in facial areas that have begun to wrinkle and sag. Unlike direct collagen injections, which last about three months, Radiesse is an injectable that delivers results for approximately an entire year (though results vary).
At its elemental level, Radiesse is not collagen at all, but rather an aqueous gel carrier blended with spherical particles of synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). The gel carrier suspends the CaHA particles and allows them to be delivered through injection needles. The facial filler’s key compound, calcium hydroxylapatite, is identical in composition to the mineral portion of human bone, thus making it exceptionally compatible for wrinkle treatment in the body. Calcium hydroxylapatite has been used for decades in cosmetic plastic surgery, orthopedics, otology, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, dentistry, maxillofacial surgery, and urology because of its high bio-compatibility.
Radiesse injections are virtually painless, thanks to the recent addition of a numbing agent into the solution. Injections takes place in our office and can be completed in a matter of minutes. Results of Radiesse can last as long as a year for some patients after just one treatment.
Redness, swelling, itching or tenderness may occur at the site of injection. These side effects generally disappear within a few days. You may also experience some small lumps in the injection areas, but these resolve quickly. Please contact us to schedule your consultation.