What is Radiesse®?
Radiesse is a long-duration dermal filler for deep wrinkles and nonsurgical augmentation – a technologically advanced high-density product that lasts the longest of the available non-permanent filler products. Numerous medical studies have shown that Radiesse is a safe, long-lasting treatment to fill and correct smile lines and nasolabial folds around the nose and mouth. Longevity ranges up to 2 years, and effects are immediate.
Natural Image OC provides Radiesse to patients. A simple visit to our practice could give you all of these benefits.
As a facial contouring agent, Radiesse® can be used for:
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Cheek Augmentation
- Nasal Bridge Augmentation
- Nasal Defect Correction
- Nasal Tip Projection
- Mental Crease Augmentation
- Jawline Enhancement
- Chin Reshaping and Contouring
What makes Radiesse® different from other dermal fillers?
Radiesse is made of very small, smooth calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water-based gel carrier. As Radiesse is injected, the gel and Radiesse Microspheres form a “scaffold,” stimulating collagen production and encouraging tissue growth in and around the injection area. This “partnership” between Radiesse and your own body creates a natural look comprised of your own tissue and Radiesse Microspheres.
Over time, your body absorbs the gel carrier while your collagen grows and infiltrates the area, replacing the gel with your own natural tissue. The Radiesse Microspheres continue to provide the support and structure for your body to grow new tissue and collagen until the Microspheres are also safely and naturally absorbed into your body. Even after the Radiesse is gone, there is the benefit of your own collagen replacement. Although dermal fillers injections do not stop the aging process, your new collagen growth can set the clock back a bit by keeping your skin firmer and smoother.
Is a Skin Test Required?
Radiesse requires no pre-injection skin testing to determine your risk of allergic reaction because it contains no animal or human-derived materials. CaHA has been used in orthopedic surgical products for many years and is a proven safe material. Because Radiesse has a 100% biocompatible formulation, it has minimal risk of causing an unexpected allergic response.