Radiesse is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. Radiesse is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
What does it feel like?
Radiesse is FDA approved to mix with lidocaine, an anesthetic, to significantly reduce injection-related pain. The treatment usually is about 30 minutes and we have our patients come to numb 15 minutes before their appointment to minimize any discomfort that may be caused from the injection.
How does it work?
Radiesse is comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction but continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolizes the CaHA microspheres leaving behind only your own natural collagen.
When will I see the results?
Results can be noticeable immediately after treatment. There is usually some swelling from the injection site or from the lidocaine, therefore most patients will see their complete results after two weeks.