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Radiesse®

Radiesse is composed of synthetic calcium a hydroxylapatite microsphere that is always suspended in a gel carrier. Radiesse refers to synthetic CAHA that has similar characteristics to teeth and bone and it is naturally compatible with the body. Radiesse has been tested extensively in many clinical trials for many years with exceptional safety and also efficacy results. Radiesse is FDA approved for use in some countries that include: Europe, Canada and United States. Radiesse provides a correction that lasts for a period of 12 months when used for facial applications. Results may vary from one individual to the other. Age, metabolism, lifestyle, type of the skin and muscle activity may contribute to the variation of the results. Some patients require a touch up so as to achieve better results while some people may achieve an optimal correction during their first injection.

The areas of the face that can be treated with Radiesse include: chin, jaw line, nose, cheeks, lower and upper lip and smile lines. Due to Radiesse unique biocompatibility profile and synthetic product formulation, no testing is required before treatment. There are few reported Radiesse cosmetic side effects they include: swelling, pain, edema, itching, tenderness in the injection site and discoloration. One should take few precautions before treatment. The precautions include: avoid the use of Aspirin, high doses of vitamin E are avoided, non steroidal anti inflammatory medication, Advil and Motrin. All of these may increase bleeding and that is the reason why they should be avoided. Radiesse has ability to restore facial volume to a youthful look. The results can last for more than one year in many patients. FDA approved Radiesse is the best filler for deeper folds especially in areas that get constant muscle workout. it lasts longer and less product is mostly used.

Radiesse is mostly recommended for non surgical reshaping of the nose, Marionette lines, and Nasolabial folds and for bridge augmentation. Radiesse was originally referred to as Radiance. It has been used extensively in the world with natural feeling effects and long lasting natural look. Radiesse correction is sometimes seen after a period of two years after injection. Some advantages of Radiesse include: it degrades evenly and gently over time, it provides an immediate full correction, it stimulates the natural collagen production for longer lasting results and it is a biocompatible product that do not require pre testing before treatment. The procedure of treatment by use of Radiesse takes a period of about 15 minutes. Topical cream is used to minimize any injection discomfort. Pain blocks may also be performed before treatment to minimize injection discomfort. The treatment sites may be swollen for a period of 1 to 2 days. Cover any bruise on injection site with makeup. Other filler products and treatments may be used along with Radiesse. Many Radiesse patients usually see the results that last mainly between 1 to 2 years. Touches up treatments are very necessary when maintaining the desired level of correction, which are mainly acquired by the use of mini syringes.

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