RADIESSE® is an injectable filler that can plump up and improve the appearance of lips, and fill in deep facial wrinkles and scars. The results are natural looking and long-lasting. For more in-depth answers to your questions about RADIESSE®, read on.
What is RADIESSE® made of?
RADIESSE® is an injectable hydrogel that contains tiny particles of calcium hydroxylapatite (a substance that occurs naturally in human bones and teeth). RADIESSE® is a stable material that is not easily broken down by the body, and it is therefore long-lasting. It is not tested on animals, and includes no animal products.
How does RADIESSE® work?
RADIESSE® is injected just below the surface of the skin, plumping up and smoothing the area, and improving appearance. The hydrogel that RADIESSE® is made of carries the particles of calcium hydroxylapatite and holds them in place under the skin, creating a dermal filler. The effects of RADIESSE® are immediately apparent.
Is pre-testing required?
Because the material found in RADIESSE® is also found in the human body, RADIESSE® causes no allergic reaction and pre-testing is not required. This is one of the advantages of RADIESSE® over other dermal fillers.
Who is a candidate for RADIESSE® injections?
Individuals who are displeased with deep wrinkles around the mouth and cheeks, the volume of their lips, scarring or skin depressions, or frown lines would be candidates for RADIESSE® treatment. RADIESSE® can make a marked difference in all of these situations.
How is RADIESSE® different from other fillers?
RADIESSE® is different from other fillers in that it requires no allergy testing; this is because the calcium hydroxylapatites contained in RADIESSE® are naturally occurring in the human body. RADIESSE® is not tested on animals and does not contain any products made from animals. Patients who are interested in lip augmentation may find that RADIESSE® is their best choice among lip fillers for the above reasons.
Is RADIESSE® FDA approved?
RADIESSE® is FDA approved as an injectable filler. It has been used safely for years on thousands of patients for cosmetic, dental, and orthopedic purposes.
What is the average price of RADIESSE®?
The cost of RADIESSE® varies according to the city or town in which you live, your individual healthcare provider, and the area of the skin that is being treated. On average, however, a single RADIESSE® treatment costs about $1000, including the $650 to $800 charge for a RADIESSE® syringe.
What are the risks of RADIESSE® treatment?
Because the material contained in RADIESSE® naturally occurs in the human body, there is little to no risk of an allergic reaction. RADIESSE® has been used safely with thousands of patients. Swelling is a naturally occurring side effect that occurs after treatment and should dissipate in 48 hours or less. There is a minute risk of inflammation and lumpiness if a patient undergoes a large-volume lip augmentation. However, this condition also resolves itself (usually within 30 to 60 days).
Are multiple RADIESSE® treatments necessary?
Only one treatment is usually necessary for RADIESSE® injections. Since the effects are immediately apparent, a patient will be able to tell whether he or she would like to receive further treatment. RADIESSE® is long-lasting, and the treated skin is soft and natural to the touch. A patient may, however, desire touch-up treatments in individual cases, or decide to combine RADIESSE® treatment with another injectable filler such as Restylane®.
Is there any downtime following RADIESSE® injections?
There will be some slight swelling after your RADIESSE® treatment. It will last from one to two days, typically. (Applying ice to the treated area will help the swelling go down more quickly.) After resting for several hours, you should be able to resume all of your normal activities. However, a patient who has received RADIESSE® injections should minimize for 48 hours any activities that cause the facial muscles to move excessively or dramatically, such as drinking through straws, laughing, yelling, chewing gum or very chewy foods, and so forth.
Find a RADIESSE® Provider in Your Area
RADIESSE® treatment can greatly improve the appearance of the lips and face, with very minimal side effects, risk, or downtime. RADIESSE® has become a very popular dermal filler. To find a RADIESSE® provider in the city or town in which you live, utilize the services of DocShop; we can connect you to a healthcare provider who can answer any further questions about RADIESSE®.