Radiesse® dermal filler is composed of calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres in a water-based gel that stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. It is made from minerals similar to those found on our bones, so there is no need for allergy testing. Radiesse® is ideal for deeper wrinkles and restoration of facial contour. It can improve the appearance of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines, as well as volumize the cheeks, chin, and jaw line.
Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes and the results are immediate, lasting about 1-2 years. A local or topical anesthetic may be administered for the patient’s comfort before injection under the skin. Mild bruising, redness, and swelling may occur. However, these are common side effects. Avoiding sunlight and excessive exercise is advisable for 24 hours following injection. Work and other normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.