What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a non-surgical procedure that is used to enhance facial features by filling in wrinkles, furrows and depressions in the face. Its called a sof-tissue filler and consists of tiny particles of calcium hydroxlapatite (CaHa) which naturally occurs in the body, making it safe and non-allergenic. 

What makes Radiesse different from other fillers?

Radiesse is distinct from other fillers because it provides both an immediate correction along with a longer lasting duration. Unlike other fillers that may last only 6 months, Radiesse may last up to 2 years, possibly longer. The aqueous gel delivers the immediate correction while the calcium hydroxlapatite (CaHa) creates a matrix for collagen production allowing for longer lasting results.

Is Radiesse safe?

Radiesse consists of a material that is identical in the composition to the mineral portion found in teeth and bone. It is safe and is widely used for other medical applications such as reconstructive surgery, ear-nose-throat surgery, maxillofacial surgery, dentistry and urology.

Are there any side-effects?

The normal side effects of Radiesse are swelling for the first two days. In rare cases a patient may experience tiny calcium deposits that may rise ot the surface of the skin and appear like small white bumps. If this occurs, the deposits can easily be excised and removed.

What can I expect after procedure?

Nearly all of our patients return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. It is best to rest though if possible. Mild swelling and/or bruising may occur for up to three days. When going to bed, it is best to sleep at a 30-degree angle and avoid sleeping on one side to avoid disturbing the placment of the filler. Patients may take Tylenol for pain but not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen. Aspirin and Ibuprofen may increase bruising.