Radiesse® is NOT hyaluronic acid. It is a FDA approved synthetic filler comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite or (CaHA) and an aqueous gel. Radiesse lifts as well as restores lost volume to the cheeks, the lower face, and effectively treats moderate to severe wrinkles and folds. Once its been injected it creates a matrix that stimulates the body to produce its own collagen! As the CaHA is slowly metabolized the collagen remains, providing structural support to the face and strengthening bone.
The consultation and procedure will take approximately 1 hour.
Results last 1-2 years
Before Being Treated With Derma Fillers
Your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic and there is anesthetic in the filler as well. It is normal to experience swelling and bruising for a few days/ 2 weeks after your procedure. To minimize these side effects consider doing these things pre-procedure:
Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St Johns Wort, Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) and vitamin E supplements 5 days prior to your procedure
Avoid Alcohol for 24 hrs prior to your procedure
Consider taking an antihistamine for 2 days before your procedure to decrease swelling.
Consider taking oral Arnica for 2 days before your procedure to decrease bruising.
Risks Associated with Derma Filler Injections
Severe complications from dermal fillers are uncommon, however, we’d like you to be aware of them. These risks may vary depending on the filler used and include:
Acne like skin eruptions
Bruising and bleeding from the injection site, swelling
Damage to the skin that results in a wound and possible scarring
Infection and the injection site
Lumps or palpable filler under the skin
Over correction of under correction
Skin necrosis due to an unidentified intravascular injection of filler.
Please note that all of the Hyaluronic Acid fillers and Radiesse (CaHA) have an antidote that will dissolve the filler and likely resolve an intravascular injection. Consider taking oral Arnica for 2 days before your procedure to decrease bruising.