Above all, Radiesse is an injectable, skin treatment used to fill specific areas of the face and hands. It addition to filling it will boost your body’s natural collagen, along with filling in wrinkles for the long term and helps your skin develop new collagen in the process.
How is it different?
Unlike most dermal fillers which are made with a natural substance called hyaluronic acid (HA), RADIESSE is made with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which is actually firmer than HA fillers.
Therefore providing good support in areas such as the naso labial folds, chin, and jaw line. It lasts 12-14 months and boosting collagen production.
Radiesse® can be used in most areas of the face and some areas of the body.
However, it is not recommended to use Radiesse® to treat the lips or the tear trough (under eye area). Technique is important and practitioners generally classify treatments as either basic, intermediate, or advanced.
Commonly treated areas include:
- Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
- Upper and lower cheeks
- Oral commissures (corners of the mouth)
- Marionette lines (lines below the mouth corners)
- Jaw line
- Nose reshaping
- Back of hands
RADIESSE is uniquely formulated with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a gel, as well as lidocaine a local anaesthetic. Treatment kick starts the body’s own skin rejuvenation power to achieve long-lasting, natural-looking results and therefore a youthful, refreshed appearance.
- Vertical lifting and immediate enhancement
2. Defined contours of the lower face and jawline
3. Long-term skin rejuvenation with collagen and elastin stimulation
Where do I use Radiesse?
REASONS TO USE RADIESSE:
– 20+ years of scientific and clinical experience with a proven safety profile
– 220+ publications
– 15 million+ boxes sold worldwide since 2005
– 98% patient satisfaction rate
– Results lasting 12 to 18 months
– 2023 New Beauty award for Best Filler for Hand Rejuvenation
Pre-treatment advice for Radiesse
- Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, aspirin and similar for 3 days prior to treatment as this increases the risk of getting a bruise.
- Alcohol, fish oils, St. John’s Wort, Gingko Biloba and Vitamin E should also be avoided for 3 days prior to treatment to lessen the risk of bruising.
- If you are prone to bruising, taking arnica orally for a few days prior to treatment may lessen the risk.
- If you are unwell on the day of your appointment, contact the practitioner to re arrange.
- Avoid sunbeds and tanning for 1 week before and after treatment.
- Ensure your practitioner is informed if there are any changes in your medical history or medication taken before receiving any treatment.
Radiesse has virtually no side effects. You can get treatment in the morning or afternoon and return to work on the same day. You can also resume exercise the following day.
After Radiesse Treatment
- Do not apply make-up for 12 hours after treatment to reduce the risk of infection.
- Avoid saunas, swimming pools and sunbeds until the initial swelling and redness has settled.
- Try to avoid touching or rubbing the treated area until the following day as you may affect the results of treatment or cause infection, unless otherwise advised by your practitioner.
- Avoid extremes of hot or cold and vigorous exercise until the initial swelling has resolved.
- If swelling persists, you may be advised to apply a cool pad to help remedy this.
- Contact your practitioner if you experience any unwanted side-effects.