Radiesse® dermal filler offers a non-surgical approach to shaping and contouring the face, without the cost and risks of having an invasive procedure such as a facelift. Radiesse® offers a completely natural look for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes, providing facial volume, with immediate and long-lasting effects. What sets Radiesse® apart from many dermal fillers, is that it continues to work over time, stimulating the body to produce new collagen. It is proven to be safe and effective for men and women of any ethnicity or skin color. Radiesse® can also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic medical treatments, such as Botox®, laser resurfacing and other fillers.
What is Radiesse® and how does it work?
Radiesse® is a cosmetic dermal filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres, suspended in a smooth water based gel carrier. Radiesse® is part of the next generation of dermal fillers that restore volume and fullness, and is most commonly used for reducing facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines). It also stimulates the natural production of collagen, helping to build your skin's natural foundation. Radiesse® is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive outpatient procedure.
Do Radiesse® treatments hurt?
Radiesse® is injected into the skin through a tiny needle and is typically well tolerated. Physicians use a variety of pain management techniques during treatment to ensure patient comfort, such as applying a topical anesthetic. Please talk to your physician about which techniques are right for you.
How long does a Radiesse® treatment take?
Treatments may take 15 minutes or longer, depending upon the area(s) being treated. Most patients experience little to no downtime and return to normal activities almost immediately after treatment.
How long do the effects of Radiesse® last?
Most patients enjoy the results from their Radiesse® treatment for nine to twelve months, although the results may last up to a year or more for some patients. To maintain the results you desire, your physician may schedule a follow-up visit, where a touchup treatment might be recommended.
What are the most common side effects?
Some mild irritation, bruising, bleeding or swelling may occur at the injection site. These conditions typically resolve themselves within one to two days, but can last up to one or two weeks.
How much does a Radiesse® treatment cost?
The cost for Radiesse® typically ranges from $650 to $800 per syringe. Because Radiesse® treatments are customized for each patient's needs, the amount of the product needed to achieve the patient's desired results will vary. The good news is that Radiesse® continues to deliver results over time as it stimulates your body to produce new collagen.