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Radiesse® is a facial filler used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds—the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth, as well as for face volume restoration and correction of sunken temples, cheeks, etc.
Talk to your injector about your medical history when deciding on treatment options. You should not use Radiesse® if you are allergic to any ingredient of Radiesse®. There are alternative facial filler treatment options if you desire only short-term results.
Although treatment effects will differ for each person, the facial filler Radiesse® can last up to 12-18 months.
As with any injection, injections with Radiesse® may be uncomfortable. Radiesse® is mixed with local anesthetic, Lidocaine and injected with a very fine needle or cannula making the procedure almost painless, your injector may apply a topical anesthetic to reduce this sensation even more.
No skin testing is required prior to use.
Yes. You should tell your injector about all the medicines you are taking, even over the counter medicines or treatments. If you are taking blood thinners or medications that may interfere with clotting of the blood, such as aspirin, you might be more likely to have bruising or bleeding at the injection site. There have been no studies of possible interactions between Radiesse® and drugs or other substances or implants.
Your injector will answer all of your questions and prepare you for the treatment.The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic. An anesthetic may be used. Radiesse® will be injected in small amounts into the skin using a very fine needle or special cannula. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area before or after treatment to help reduce swelling.
Your injector will review the possible side effects of Radiesse®. The most common side effects are redness, bruising, or swelling. Use of canuula minimizes chance of bruising significantly. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature. As with all procedures that involve an injection through the skin, there is a risk of infection. However, no infections have been reported in the clinical study of Radiesse®.
Immediately following a treatment session with Radiesse®, redness, bruising or swelling may occur in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a short period and are generally mild in nature. An ice pack may be applied to the treatment area to help reduce swelling. Your injector will give you specific post-treatment care instructions. For approximately 24 hours after treatment: Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. Do not apply makeup. Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure. After the procedure, you may experience redness, bruising or swelling for a few days. Not all patients experience these, but please note that such effects can occur and are not out of the ordinary for such a treatment. You may be able to feel the area where Radiesse® was injected for some period after injection. Over time, the injected area will feel more and more like your own tissue.
Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately after treatment with Radiesse®.
Your injector will decide with you the number of treatment sessions and the amount of Radiesse® you will need at each treatment session. Generally, significant changes may be achieved in a first treatment. A touch-up may be required to achieve optimal results.
Your skin will begin to gradually look like it did before facial filler treatment as you near the end of the 12-18 months time period Radiesse® usually lasts. Periodic touch up injections will help you maintain the look you have after treatment.
The Microspheres in Radiesse® can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans. It is very important that you inform your doctor and other health care professionals that you have Radiesse® injected in your face. Even though Radiesse® can be seen in X-rays and CT Scans, there is not a high risk that it would cause your doctor concern, as long as he/she knows that you have had Radiesse® injected in your face.