Radiesse® is a wrinkle filler used to add volume to the skin over time. It is comprised of Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel carrier. Once Radiesse® is injected, it provides immediate volume but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed by the body, leaving behind only your own natural collagen.
Adults who have smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, corners of the mouth, and chin wrinkles can often benefit from Radiesse®. Ideal candidates will be healthy with realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Because Radiesse® is biocompatible, clients do not need to undergo allergy testing prior to treatment.
During your Radiesse® treatment, a small, thin needle is used to inject the Radiesse® into the treatment areas. This treatment is usually well-tolerated, and no topical anesthetic is required. The entire treatment session generally lasts less than 30 minutes.
Can I wear makeup after Radiesse?
You can wear makeup after Radiesse injections, but in some cases, your doctor may advise you to wait to prevent infections.
Can I exercise after Radiesse injections?
It is best to avoid strenuous exercise after receiving Radiesse injections to prevent unnecessary bruising.
Can you use Radiesse and Juvederm together?
Radiesse and Juvederm can be combined to achieve your ideal results.
Does Radiesse build collagen?
Radiesse injections help build natural collagen, resulting in long-term results.
Can you lay down after Radiesse?
After receiving your Radiesse injections, it is usually advised that you keep your head elevated. Sleep with your head propped up with pillows and avoid putting pressure on the injection site.
Does Radiesse cause bruising?
One potential side effect of Radiesse is that it can cause bruising. This is not the case with every patient, but can be easily concealed with makeup.
Can you take ibuprofen after Radiesse?
We ask patients not to take anti-inflammatory drugs for at least 24 hours after Radiesse injections.
Does Radiesse have hyaluronic acid?
No, Radiesse is formulated with calcium hydroxyapatite, a different kind of dermal filler that adds fullness while also stimulating collagen production.
Does Radiesse last longer than Juvederm?
How long a given dermal filler will last in the skin depends on the amount injected, where its injected, and how quickly a persons body metabolizes the compound. Radiesse can last up to a year, which is similar to many Juvederm products.
How long does it take to see results from Radiesse?
You can see immediate results after a Radiesse treatment that then settle over the course of about a week.
Following your Radiesse® treatment, you will see an immediate lift in the treatment areas. You may experience swelling, bruising, or bleeding at the treatment site. However, there is little to no downtime required following injections, so you can resume your everyday activities right away. Results from Radiesse® can last up to a year or more in many patients.