formerly known as Radiance, is
the first calcium hydroxylapatite injectable cohesive
implant used for soft tissue augmentation. Over
the last seven years, Radiesse has proven to be
a safe and effective alternative for those patients
wishing to avoid the potential side effects of
bovine and solid implant materials. It is long
lasting and does not require a skin test because
it is the same mineral component found in our
bones and teeth.
your skin's own depleted collagen with Radiesse,
we can smooth out wrinkles and most scars. Radiesse
is a safe, effective, time-tested, non-surgical
wrinkle treatment that provides immediate results.
areas respond best to Radiesse treatments?
- Naso-labial folds
- Peri-oral lines
- Lip enhancement
- Depressed scars
- Oral commissures
are Radiesse treatments like?
Radiesse treatments are performed in our office
and take about fifteen minutes. Radiesse is pre-loaded
in syringes for use in treating and correcting
your facial lines and other soft tissue defects.
First we apply a little local anesthetic. Then
the Radiesse is injected into the wrinkle, through
a tiny needle, and placed just under your skin.
Unlike other fillers, Radiesse is not absorbed
by your system. Therefore, we do not need to over-fill
the wrinkle. Your results are immediate and long
many Radiesse treatments will I need?
This may vary depending on the patient, the area
treated and the desired result. Results with Radiesse
are immediate, so you can determine at first glance
if you are happy with the results or if you would
like more Radiesse injected. Usually one treatment
is sufficient because Radiesse is not absorbed
by your body and is long lasting.
be used alone or in conjunction with other facial
rejuvenation procedures such as laser skin rejuvenation,
chemical peels or facial surgery.
can I expect after my treatment with Radiesse?
Patients are up and around immediately after receiving
their Radiesse treatments. You can expect greatly improved
wrinkles, enhanced lips or smoothed-out depressed scars.
Any discomfort following the procedure can be controlled
with medication. The treatment site may have a little
swelling, which may last 24 to 36 hours depending on
the area treated. There may be some slight bruising
at the injection site, which can be covered with make-up.
long will the results last?
Depending on the area treated, most of your correction
may last for several months or years. Some touch-up
treatments may be necessary.