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Radiesse Fillers: What to Know Before Trying

While it’s impossible to eliminate signs of aging altogether, you can restore that youthful appearance to your face with Radiesse. Here, we break down what Radiesse is, how it works, and a few things you’ll want to know before you try it.

What are Radiesse Fillers?

Radiesse fillers, a type of dermal filler, smooths and plumps moderate to severe wrinkles on the skin, typically in the lower areas of the face. Radiesse is the only CaHa injectable treatment that is FDA approved for use in the lower face and hands.

Radiesse ingredients are non-allergenic and non-toxic. Treatments with this filler are minimally-invasive, and the product comprises substances that the human body typically produces.  

How do they work?

Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHa) gel microspheres that begin working immediately upon injection. Phosphate and calcium ions make up CaHa, ions which occur naturally in the body.

Initially, the injectable filler does the work of filling in the volume you want. The hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen in Radiesse create a structure that mimics connective tissue. Over time, the CaHa stimulates collagen and elastin production, so your skin will produce its own filler. 

Once the CaHa absorbs into your body, your natural collagen is left in its place. This collagen and elastin replace the corrected structure created by the CaHa gel injection. This natural collagen network smooths wrinkles and lines and promotes a renewed skin structure.

Treatment areas

Radiesse fillers are approved to treat the lower face, jawline, and hands. These fillers can be used on the smile lines, also known as nasolabial folds. Radiesse can also treat the corners of the mouth, marionette lines under the mouth, pre-jowl folds, and chin wrinkles. 

In the hands, Radiesse treats loss of volume, helping to restore a more youthful appearance and minimizing the visibility of veins and tendons.

What to expect during a Radiesse fillers treatment 

During a Radiesse injection procedure, your physician will first determine the placement of the injection sites based on your unique facial structure and preferences. Then, they will apply antiseptic to the injection sites. The physician will determine the dosage for your injections. Finally, they will inject the filler into the designated areas.

Radiesse injection procedures are relatively quick, taking only a few minutes (depending on the number of injections you receive). There is a brief recovery period after the procedure, and you should be able to leave the medical office right after your injections.

What are the side effects of Radiesse?

Like with any filler or injection, there are a few side effects you should watch out for when getting Radiesse fillers. The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, pain, redness, and itching at the injection sites. 

Results of Radiesse fillers

You will see immediate results in the treated areas after Radiesse injections. And after a week, you’ll notice the full effects. However, Radiesse injection effects aren’t permanent, so you’ll need to schedule repeated treatments. The number of injections depends on your body’s handling of the filler, so your physician will work with you to create a treatment schedule. 

Radiesse Fillers at Skin Spa New York

At Skin Spa, we offer Radiesse treatments performed by professional and licensed cosmetic physicians. Radiesse fillers provide an excellent method to restore a more youthful and smooth appearance.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule your first cosmetic injectable appointment, our experts are happy to help. Find a Skin Spa location near you.

Meet the author

Katie Werbowski
Director of Brand Strategy & Development at Skin Spa New York

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