What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is the latest injectable substance that is newly available for cosmetic purposes to fill in wrinkles and lines.  Radiesse is made up of microscopic calcium particles (hydroxylapatite) that are found in bone and suspended in gel.  This is a safe material (one that is already in use for dental reconstruction, bone growth, and vocal cord injection) and one that has proven to be very compatible with the body.  It does not require an allergy test. 

How long does Radiesse last?

Studies show that Radiesse usually lasts 7 to 12 months and can potentially decrease about 30% after one year.  To maintain the best results, touch ups may be recommended after the first four months.

What are the side effects of Radiesse?

Normal side effects are swelling for the first two days.  Since calcium hydroxylapatite is a normal component of bone (a substance already familiar to the body) and does not contain any animal products, there is no allergy test required before treatment.  In rare cases a patient may experience tiny calcium deposits that may rise to the surface of the skin and appear like small white bumps.  If this occurs the deposits can easily be excised and removed.

Is Radiesse FDA approved?

Yes, Radiesse is FDA approved for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. 

Where can Radiesse be used?

Radiesse can be used to improve wrinkles in areas like the smile lines (or nasolabial folds) and marionette lines. It is usually used to improve lines and wrinkles on areas in the lower half of the face.

If you have any questions regarding Radiesse Injections, or wish to schedule a consultation, please call us at (310)858-1787.  More information about Radiesse is available at:  www.radiesseusa.com