What is Radiesse©?
Radiesse© is one of the leading dermal fillers, providing long-lasting volume in the skin. The loss of facial fat, soft tissue, and bony support over time results in a more sunken, wrinkled appearance to the face. Radiesse© provides volume to areas that have deflated, restoring a smoother, more youthful contour to the face. And the benefit of Radiesse© may last well beyond its life in the skin. Radiesse© has recently been shown to stimulate new collagen production in the area of injection.
How does Radiesse© differ from other fillers?
Radiesse© is a gel composed of microscopic spheres of calcium hydroxylapetite. Calcium hydroxylapetite is a synthetic form of a material that naturally occurs in bone. When Radiesse is injected into the skin, the calcium hydroxylapetite spheres lift and volumize the space, while collagen is stimulated to form around the spheres. Even after the Radiesse is broken down, this skin-smoothing collagen persists.
What areas can be treated with Radiesse©?
Radiesse is often used for chin and cheek rejuvenation as well as shaping the jawline. Radiesse is also FDA approved for to treat hands. Over time, our hands lose volume and the overlying skin becomes wrinkled and crepe-y, making joints, tendons, and veins more visible. Radiesse replaces lost volume and restores the hands to a more youthful appearance. Dr. Colaço is highly skilled in micro-cannula injection technique, for a painless, bruise-free treatment.
How long does Radiesse© last?
Radiesse© provides immediate results that last for a long time. It is gradually broken down in the skin over an average of 12-24 months, although individual results may vary.
Are There Any Side Effects of Radiesse©?
Radiesse© is formulated with lidocaine to make the injection experience more comfortable. Ice packs, prescription-strength numbing cream, and/or nerve blocks are also available to decrease discomfort. Dermal fillers have an excellent safety record in the hands of experienced, well-trained physicians. Most commonly, temporary mild swelling and bruising can occur. Consider reviewing our treatment tips for precautions to avoid/minimize bruising prior to your treatment.