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About Radiesse

Radiesse is a long-term, non-surgical lip augmentation method that lasts for approximately up to three years, making it an impressive approach for lip augmentation. Radiesse is made from calcium hydroxylapatite, a constituent of tooth and bone, and is formulated into microspheres suspended in an aqueous polysaccharide gel which has been FDA approved for soft tissue augmentation and other medical uses. This 10 minute treatment is reasonably comfortable, and offers no downtime with immediate results.

Benefits

  • Reduces or eliminates acne scars
  • Reduces depressions in the skin
  • Reduces or eliminates wrinkles
  • Reduces marionette lines (nasolabial folds between the corners of the mouth and nose)
  • Reverses the loss of fullness in the face that one suffers with age

Alternatives

Filler AgentDurabilityFDA Approved
Collagen2-4 monthsYes
Cosmoplast,Cosmoderm2-4 monthsYes
Fat Transfer1-2 years or moreNot applicable to procedure
JUVEDERM™6-15 monthsYes
Perlane6-15 monthsYes
Restylane6-15 monthsYes
Radiesseup to 18 monthsYes

Chemical Peels, Collagen, Cosmoderm & Cosmoplast, Fat Transfer Micro-lipo-injection, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Lunchtime Laser Toning, Microdermabrasion, One Pass CO2 Laser Resurfacing, PhotoDynamic Therapy, PhotoFacial Intense Pulsed Light IPL, Restylane & Perlane, Retinoic acid creams, and UltraSoftForm Lip Implants

How Does it Work?

Radiesse comes in a small syringe, similar to collagen. It injected below the surface of the skin in the fatty layer, adding fullness lips, depressed scars, wrinkles and marionette lines or folds. Calcium hydroxylapatite creates a lattice scaffolding which supports the in-growth of soft tissue, resulting in tissue augmentation and enhancement.

Who is a Candidate?

Anyone desiring an augmentation procedure.

What can I Expect?

Immediate effects, lasting up to three years.

Results may vary.

Safety & Side Effects

In general, calcium hydroxylapatite has safely been used in the body for many applications including dental applications (where bone build-up is needed for reconstruction), as well as for cosmetic implant procedures for the chin, cheeks, and jaw areas. Radiesse is manufactured to be similar to the body’s own tissue, and thus there is no need for allergy testing. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally.

Recovery Time

It is normal for some patients to experience some pinkness or swelling at the injection site, lasting 2 to 3 hours.

Does it Hurt?

Some individuals will require an anesthetic injection to prevent pain.

Before Treatment Instructions

You should tell your doctor 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, motrin, advil, naprosyn, please stop if possible for 10-14 days prior to your treatment to reduce the chance of getting a bruise. Vitamin E also thins the blood, so we advise that you stop taking vitamin supplements containing vitamin E three days before your treatment.

After Treatment Instructions

None.

Who Performs the Treatments?

Our Physicians, Physician Assistants and Registered Nurses.

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Radiesse for Wrinkles & Aging Skin

Radiesse for Lips

*Results may vary.

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