Radiesse is an injectable filler used to plump wrinkled or folded areas of the skin, most often on the face. As it works, Radiesse stimulates the naturally-occurring collagen beneath your skin. It works immediately, can last for up to two years, and is a highly sought-after choice for dermal filling
Radiesse treatments are most often given in the skin surrounding the nose and mouth. Some people who choose this procedure want to fill in wrinkled areas in their hands. Injections are administered under the skin with a tiny needle. The ingredients in Radiesse are nontoxic, nonallergenic, and compatible with your body’s natural tissues.
Ideal candidates for Radiesse treatments are adults between the ages of 35 and 60 who have developed folds and wrinkles around their mouth and nose. Candidates who want the skin on their hands plumped are also ideal. It’s sometimes indicated for people who have experienced fat loss in their facial area due to HIV infection
- Radiesse is an injectable, cosmetic skin treatment used to fill specific areas of the face and hands.
- It stimulates your body’s natural collagen, filling in wrinkles long term and helping your skin develop new collagen in the process.
- This treatment is intended for wrinkles and folds around the mouth and nose, and areas of fat loss in the face. It’s also for the backs of hands where volume has been lost.
- Most people who receive Radiesse treatments are 35 to 60 years old.
- While Radiesse is considered nontoxic and hypoallergenic, there are still risks to treatment.
- Some side effects include swelling, pain, itching, redness, bruising, and infection at the injection site.
- In rare cases, the injection could accidentally be placed in a blood vessel, causing severe (and sometimes permanent) side effects.
- Other rare risks include the formation of nodules on the backs of the hands that may require steroid or surgical intervention.
- Radiesse treatments are performed in-office and you can go home immediately after your appointment.
- Treatment should last no longer than 15 minutes.
- Radiesse injections should only be performed by a trained, qualified Radiesse provider.
- You should be able to return to your normal routine immediately, although you should minimize strenuous activities and sunlight exposure for a period.
- Radiesse treatment cost is hard to estimate until you attend your first consultation.
- Syringes can cost $350 to $750 each.
- The dosage and extent of treatment will vary from one individual to another.
- Radiesse results are visible immediately.
- Full results will appear within a week of treatment.
- Some individuals enjoy long-term results for up to two years before repeat procedures are required.