RADIESSE® Dermal Filler
Radiesse is a dermal filler made of tiny calcium microspheres. It has been shown to stimulate the natural production of collagen unlike other dermal fillers. It can enhance facial contours when applied to the lines that form around the mouth, nasolabial folds and sunken cheeks or jowls.
Dermal fillers can plump the skin to give it back a youthful appearance that it lost due to the natural aging process and diminishing collagen. The providers at Montgomery Dermatology are skilled in applying dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Radiesse and will consult with you to determine which filler is best for your goals for your skin and appearance. Dermal fillers are used for a non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation.
The ingredients in Radiesse treatments are not easily broken down by the body. As a result, these treatments are one of the longest-lasting injectable fillers available with results enduring for nine to fifteen months. Many people who have tried Radiesse and other fillers, found it to be a more satisfying treatment than the other fillers.
Radiesse is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that takes less than an hour. It can be mixed with an anesthetic called lidocaine to make it a more comfortable procedure. It works immediately to restore volume to the skin. FDA-approved for the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Most people can get these treatments. Your provider will determine if this treatment is best for your skin.
There are some risks with Radiesse as with other injections. You should not use RADIESSE® or RADIESSE® (+) if you have a skin infection until it has healed. It is not known if it is safe or effective in the lips, or in the area around the eyes. The microspheres in RADIESSE® can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. Tell your health care provider that you have had RADIESSE® dermal filler before other procedures. If you have a history of herpes, you may experience a herpes breakout after receiving the injections.
Radiesse in the hands may result in temporary difficulty performing activities. It may cause nodules, bumps or lumps in the back of the hand and can last up to 1 year.
Make sure to minimize strenuous activity and avoid extensive sun or heat exposure for about 24 hours after treatment and until any swelling or redness has resolved.