Radiesse Volumizing Filler
Radiesse is an injectable cosmetic treatment that is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines; it also works by altering the shape of your cheeks, brow, chin and nose. The major advantages of Radiesse are that it lasts longer than other injectable treatments and it also helps to naturally increase collagen production, so your results improve over time. Treatments can be completed in just a few minutes with fairly low levels of pain and with minimal side effects and can last for up to two years.
Radiesse Volumizing Filler was also recently FDA approved for hand rejuvenation, allowing dermatologists to inject it into the hands to restore lost volume and reduce the appearance of veins and bones for a more youthful look.
Radiesse provides a more youthful appearance by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and replacing volume lost due to aging. In particular, it is normally used to target facial aging, such as frown, smile, and marionette lines as well as eliminating creases in the nasolabial folds, which run from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth. Cheek lifts can also be achieved with Radiesse, and they involve adding volume to the cheeks and reshaping the area to achieve a more defined cheekbone.
This treatment will also result in improved collagen production. Collagen provides volume and support for skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition to cosmetic use, Radiesse has been used to treat vocal cord deficiencies, facial lipoatrophy and oral and maxillofacial defects.
Having the right leadership and staff is essential when you are being treated with cosmetic injections. Dr. C. William Hanke has an extensive background in dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic surgery. He has been named as a Top Doc in U.S. News and World Report. The center is also leading the way in new techniques and procedures. Dr. Hanke was a part of the trials that led to the FDA approval of Kybella, and he had a role as a clinical investigator in Botox research trials.
Radiesse is very safe, so a consultation will mainly focus on determining if it is the right product for you. During the consultation, we will ask for your full medical history, list of medications and supplements you take and give you an examination. If you are a good candidate for Radiesse, we will schedule your treatment.
Radiesse treatments are generally quick and easy; this outpatient procedure normally only takes about 15 minutes, though this varies depending on the patient. Your dermatologist or licensed injection specialist will give you a topical anesthetic to help reduce or eliminate pain during injections. An antiseptic will also be applied to the injection sites. In the areas selected, a board-certified dermatologist will inject Radiesse, and they may massage the site to ensure that the Radiesse is distributed properly.
As you age, you lose volume in your face. When skin is no longer supported, it will sag, which leads to the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Radiesse is a filler that is injected under several layers of skin to support and smooth your skin. It also increases collagen production, which is also able to provide additional needed support. It can also be used to sculpt and shape various areas of your face by adding volume in targeted locations, such as your jaw line, cheeks or chin. Radiesse was also FDA approved for use in hand rejuvenation to make hands look younger.
Radiesse is injected into your skin using very fine needles by a board-certified dermatologist. A topical anesthetic is applied to reduce or eliminate pain.
Most candidates are individuals who are between the ages of 35 and 60 and have visible signs of aging they would like to reduce or eliminate.
Patients who are allergic to ingredients in Radiesse or have ever had an allergic reaction to another injectable treatment should not receive Radiesse. Other contradictions to treatment include pregnancy, breastfeeding, and medications or supplements that increase risks or side effects. Dr. Hanke and our team will be able to determine if you can safely receive Radiesse during a consultation.
Radiesse is a water based gel with microspheres suspended in it. The microspheres contain calcium hydroxylapatite, which is found naturally in the body.
While some individuals experience no pain with Radiesse treatments, others experience mild discomfort during the injection process. It is also common for people to experience mild soreness or tenderness around the injection areas, but this usually only lasts a few days.
It is common for a topical anesthetic to be used at the site of injections to help numb the area. Ice packs may also be used to help prevent pain or discomfort during and after the procedure.
Radiesse injections can usually be completed in about 15 minutes, although treatments may take as long as 30 minutes to complete. It’s important to note that this will vary from patient to patient.
Most people see results immediately, but it may take a full week to see the total effect of the treatment. Remember, Radiesse stimulates your body’s own collagen production, which means that results will improve gradually over time and last longer than many other fillers.
Results last between one and two years, depending on the patient.
You can resume normal activities immediately after your procedure, but it is recommended that you not put on makeup or spend extensive amounts of time in hot environments or in the sun for 24 hours. Patients may experience bruising and swelling at the injection site. This will subside in a few days.
Treatments can vary widely depending on what people are looking for, but the cost per syringe starts at around $650.
Cosmetic treatments are also medical treatments, so it’s important to read up on any treatments and visit a board-certified dermatologist’s clinic for best results and enhanced patient safety. In the hands of an experienced, licensed injector, Radiesse is a very effective and safe treatment. To find out if Radiesse is right for you, it’s best to come see us for a consultation. However, these Radiesse FAQs will help you get started in understanding how this injectable filler can provide you with the anti-aging results you’re looking for.
The most common side effects of Radiesse injections are swelling, bruising, or soreness around the injection sites. This usually goes away within a few days, and applying ice packs can help speed up the healing process. More serious side effects, such as those found with an adverse reaction to one of the ingredients due to an allergy or sensitivity, are much more rare and avoidable by providing your doctor with a full medical history.
Testimonials and Radiesse before and after photos can be found on the official Radiesse website. You can also browse our photo gallery for cosmetic fillers before and after photos of patients we’ve treated right here in our Indiana dermatology practice.
We advise anyone who is interested in receiving Radiesse or other cosmetic injectables for facial rejuvenation to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, we recommend visiting Radiesse.com for more information about Radiesse Volumizing Filler.