WHAT IS RADIESSE?
Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that provides immediate and long-lasting results. It has several features that set it apart from other fillers. Unlike dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is a calcium-based filler containing calcium hydroxylapatite. These calcium-based microspheres are suspended in a water-based gel. Radiesse provides immediate volume rejuvenation but also stimulates the body to produce new collagen to restore a healthy and natural look. The unique properties of Radiesse allow for several advantages: it uses your own body’s natural processes to produce collagen, and it lasts longer, up to 2 years. Compare this to only about 6 to 12 months for hyaluronic acid fillers.
What are the Benefits of RADIESSE?
You may be interested in reversing the signs of aging but not the upkeep of a few different injectable treatments. For our Stuart and Tequesta, FL patients looking for longer-lasting options, Radiesse might be a great aesthetic solution, offering advantages such as:
- Improvements you can love for a year or more
- Supple and natural-looking outcomes
- Improving your aesthetic confidence
- Softening fine lines and wrinkles
Am I a Candidate for RADIESSE?
Adults who are in good overall health and have mild-to-moderate facial lines and wrinkles are the best candidates for RADIESSE treatments. It can treat smile lines, marionette lines, chin wrinkles, pre-jowl folds, and fine lines that form in the sides of the mouth. RADIESSE is also safe to treat age-related volume loss in the hands to help them appear fuller and more youthful. You shouldn't receive this treatment if you have an allergy to lidocaine or other ingredients in RADIESSE. Make sure to tell Dr. Schuering about any allergies (severe or not) and your medical history. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, might be pregnant, or are trying to conceive in the next 1 – 2 years, you shouldn't get RADIESSE injections.
How Does Radiesse Work?
Radiesse is an injectable filler made of smooth calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres suspended in a gel. As Radiesse is injected, it provides an immediate and visible correction to volume loss. Over time, a process of neocollagenesis begins, stimulating the gradual growth of one’s own collagen. Radiesse creates structural scaffolding by stimulating collagen production that can last a year or longer after just one injection. In clinical trials, results lasted 12 to 18 months.
What are the Applications of Radiesse?
Radiesse filler is injected into the skin through a minimally invasive procedure to provide the immediate and longer-lasting correction. Radiesse is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the nasolabial folds. It is also indicated for hand rejuvenation for volume loss on the back of the hands. However, there are new and exciting ways Radiesse is being used, like for cellulite correction in the buttock and rejuvenation of the decolloté region. Radiesse can also be used on the jawline to provide a definition or a lifting effect for the rest of the face.
Why Radiesse Over Other Fillers?
Because of the way in which Radiesse works, the effects are longer lasting than hyaluronic acid fillers. And the process of collagen formation is a more natural way to rejuvenate volume-depleted areas. The high viscosity of Radiesse also means it does not spread into the surrounding tissues. Rather, it stays where it’s placed and intended to be. A higher elasticity means a better lifting capacity than other dermal fillers.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuering today to discuss if Radiesse is right for you.
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How much does RADIESSE cost?
Your cost for a RADIESSE treatment is dependent on the number of syringes to reach your goals. During your consult at our practice, we will discuss your needs and wants so they can develop your custom treatment plan. After this, they will discuss your estimated costs and payment options.
How does RADIESSE compare to other fillers?
Dermal fillers all have unique formulas and properties to address various issues. Common ingredients in fillers include HA (hyaluronic acid), calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa), poly-L-lactic acid, and PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). RADIESSE is composed of calcium-based microspheres, which are similar to HA wrinkle fillers since both prompt collagen production in your body. In your initial consult, your injector will discuss the different choices and assess your facial tone and volume to help you decide which one is correct for you.
Are RADIESSE injections painful?
Generally, patients do not need numbing cream before their injections. However, a local anesthetic is available to make you feel more comfortable. New patients have minor and short-lived discomfort as the needle goes in.
What are the side effects of RADIESSE?
RADIESSE treatments have a low risk of serious side effects when performed by a skilled injector, like our team at Spyglass Dermatology. In your consultation, talk to your injector about the medications you take and any allergies to avoid a reaction. Following your treatment, you may experience mild bruising, redness, itching, or numbness. This is temporary and will usually be gone in a few days.
What other procedures can I combine with RADIESSE?
RADIESSE injections can be done in combination with other injectable treatments to help deliver optimal results. Many patients combine dermal fillers, like RADIESSE, with BOTOX or other muscle relaxants to give them more dramatic improvements. Talk to your injector before your treatment to learn more about other procedures that complement the results of RADIESSE injections.