How Radiesse works
Composed of calcium-based microspheres in an aqueous gel base, Radiesse works differently than hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvéderm
. When injected, the biocompatible microspheres provide a subdermal structure to the skin, giving depleted areas an instant lift. The calcium-based microsphere scaffolding stimulates and supports collagen growth, laying the foundation for an ongoing regenerative effects. Over time, the body absorbs and breaks down the filler, leaving behind new collagen reserves. The skin will continue to appear refreshed and renewed for months to come.
Radiesse treatments are fast, straightforward, and well-tolerated. During a treatment, a certified injection specialist will insert a fine needle into the skin and inject the smooth gel. As the gel enters the skin, it instantly volumizes. Compared to some other fillers, Radiesse requires less filler to achieve optimal results. To help reduce patient discomfort, Radiesse can be mixed with small amount of local anesthesia (lidocaine). Popular treatment areas include marionette lines, smile lines, the corners of the mouth, and wrinkles and sagging skin in the chin area. We perform Radiesse treatments at our Novato, CA location in Marin County.
Side effects and recovery
No downtime is necessary after Radiesse injections and patients can typically go back to their regular routines without delay. After an injection, patients may experience some swelling, tenderness, and minor bruising in the treatment area. These side effects are normal and usually subside within a day or two. Radiesse is considered a safe procedure with minimal risk of serious side effects.
Radiesse provides instant volume restoration, while providing a mechanism for collagen building. Patients can look forward to enduring results that last for up to a year or more. Results will vary from individual to individual, based on a variety of factors, including skin condition and lifestyle. With Radiesse, long-lasting, visible improvement of the skin’s quality is possible–without the aid of surgery.