What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is an FDA-approved dermal filler for facial and hand rejuvenation. The dermal filler adds immediate volume to the target area and smooths the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Common target areas include lines and folds in the lower face such as smile lines, marionette lines, and lines in the corners of the mouth. The formula can also be placed in the backs of the hands to restore volume loss. The Calcium Hydroxyapatite formula continues to work after it has been placed, by stimulating the body’s natural collagen production for strong, healthy skin.

To begin treatment, a thin needle is used to place the formula into lines and creases. The area might also be massaged to evenly disperse the gel. The number of injections you will require will depend on the extent of your wrinkles and their location.  

Who is a Candidate?

Radiesse is a great option for those who want natural-looking, long-lasting improvements to their facial lines and wrinkles. Those who experience lines and folds around the mouth and nose can benefit from Radiesse dermal fillers to take years off of their face. Patients who know of severe allergies, a bleeding disorder, or are pregnant or breastfeeding might not be suitable for Radiesse treatment.

Recovery and Results

After treatment with Radiesse, you might notice some side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, and pain at the site of injection. However, these are usually mild and should diminish within a few days. Results from treatment with Radiesse can last for up to a year or more. Over time, the formula is safely absorbed by the body, at which point patients might choose to have a maintenance session to keep their results.  

If you are interested in learning more about Radiesse and what it can do for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chao.