Radiesse® is an injectable dermal filler that temporarily adds volume to help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and gives an immediate lifting and firming effect on the skin. Once injected, Radiesse® directly provides volume and lift needed to diminish the signs of ageing because of the calcium-based microspheres and gel that comprise the product. Both the gel and the microspheres are completely broken down by the body over time.
Radiesse® is composed of small calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a soft gel matrix. Radiesse® is gently injected by your physician into the skin, usually in small amounts with a very fine needle. For additional treatment comfort, the doctor may apply a local anaesthetic to treated areas. This injection provides an immediate and visible effect. Additionally, Radiesse® stimulates your skin's own regeneration abilities – new collagen is produced over the following weeks and months, making your skin stronger and more elastic. Radiesse® treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent.
In addition to an immediate filling effect, the ingredients of Radiesse® stimulate the skin's natural collagen synthesis. Once injected, Radiesse® provides immediate volume and correction but also continues to work by stimulating the skin to produce its own natural collagen. Over time, the gel is absorbed and the body metabolises the CaHA microspheres, leaving behind only the skin's natural collagen.
1. Once injected, Radiesse® shows an immediate one-to-one correction and lifting effect. It can soften your smile lines, replace lost volume in your cheeks, or contour your jawline.
2. Over the following weeks, Radiesse® microspheres stimulate the skin to produce new collagen for a soft, natural look. Newly formed collagen surrounds the microspheres. The microspheres are eventually metabolised by the body's normal processes.
3. The new collagen provides a long-term effect that may last for a year or more in many patients.