RADIESSE® injectable treatment is a cosmetic filler used to fight the signs of facial aging. Providing both immediate and long-lasting results, RADIESSE® is an effective treatment for facial wrinkles, lines, and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. RADIESSE® not only plumps up the skin, it actually stimulates new collagen growth, and since the active ingredient in RADIESSE® occurs naturally in the body, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction. Find out below who is a candidate for RADIESSE® treatment and how you can find a physician in your area.
General RADIESSE® Treatment Requirements
Candidates for RADIESSE® cosmetic treatment are generally between the ages of 35 and 60 and experiencing mild to moderate facial aging. Patients experiencing extreme signs of aging may be better suited for a face lift or other surgical options. Other candidates for RADIESSE® treatment include patients suffering vocal cord insufficiency or oral and maxillofacial defects. RADIESSE® is also an effective treatment for facial lipoatrophy (facial wasting) in patients with HIV. No allergy testing is required before RADIESSE® treatment.
What areas can be treated with RADIESSE®?
RADIESSE® cosmetic filler is a versatile treatment that can address many facial aesthetic and corrective needs. RADIESSE® fills and volumizes to restore a natural, youthful look. RADIESSE® is an effective treatment for:
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Smile Lines
- Frown Lines
- Lip Augmentation
- Bridge or Nasal Augmentation
- Cheek Enhancement
- Chin Reshaping
- Jaw Line Contouring
- Vocal Cord Correction
- Nasal Obstruction
- Facial Lipoatrophy
Is RADIESSE® right for me?
RADIESSE® is a useful treatment for anyone with deep wrinkles around the mouth or cheeks. It can also be used for people with scarring or skin depressions, as well as for those who want to enhance the size and shape of their lips. If you would like to know more about RADIESSE® treatment for any of the uses listed above, DocShop can help you locate a skilled facial plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist who can answer your questions.
RADIESSE® Compared to Restylane® and Other Fillers
RADIESSE®, compared to Restylane® and other cosmetic fillers, has longer-lasting results. The effects of RADIESSE® injections tend to last one to two years. Restylane® treatments usually need to be re-administered after about six months. Collagen injections usually only last about three months but may last up to six months. In addition, RADIESSE® treatments offer the following advantages over Restylane® or collagen injections:
- RADIESSE® results last, on average, more than one year.
- RADIESSE® stimulates new natural collagen production.
- RADIESSE® treatments require less frequent injections and touchups.
RADIESSE® treatments, however, are generally more expensive than other dermal fillers. Learn more about RADIESSE® cost and financing options.
Medical and Health Considerations
Through years of clinical studies and independent research, RADIESSE® has been proven to be safe and effective. There is no need for an allergy test prior to RADIESSE® filler injections since the microspheres are comprised of calcium hydroxylapatite, a substance naturally found in the body.
Schedule a Consultation with a Dermatologis
DocShop, in addition to being a patient education resource for cosmetic surgery, skin treatments, and other medical procedures, can also help you locate a cosmetic dermatologist near you who offers RADIESSE® cosmetic filler treatments.