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Radiesse® is a dermal filler that does more than just fill lines and wrinkles – it also volumizes. Radiesse® is setting a new standard in facial fold and wrinkle correction. This treatment restores a natural, youthful look that lasts up to 18 months! Several medical studies have shown that Radiesse® is a safe and effective treatment for filling and correcting smile lines, nasolabial folds, and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse® stimulates the skin to produce new collagen. It can also be used to give you volume in your cheeks.
FAQ’s for Radiesse®
Who can use Radiesse®?
Anyone may be a candidate for Radiesse® injections if they have lines or creases on the upper lip that wish to be diminished, or if you desire to have fuller more defined lips, or if you have deep nasolabial folds (the line between the nose and the corner of your mouth). Also, anyone that has depressions in the skin on your face or blemishes, like acne scars can use Radiesse®.
How long will Radiesse® last?
Radiesse® can last between 6-18 months.
Is a skin test required before having Radiesse®?
No skin testing is required before having Radiesse®. Radiesse® is made up of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA), a primary component of teeth and bones, which naturally occurs in our body. There have been no reported allergic reactions or side effects with Radiesse®
What is the down-time for Radiesse®?
There is NO downtime after having Radiesse®.
What happens after having Radiesse®?
There may be some mild swelling and redness after the procedure and typically disappears within 24 hours. We typically send you home with an ice pack that will help to decrease any swelling. You can immediately apply mineral make-up after your treatment.
Rarely, mild bruising may be seen, but to avoid any bruising, discontinue taking any medications with blood thinning agents such as Advil or Aspirin. Also avoid drinking any alcoholic beverages 24-48 hours prior to treatment.