Radiesse® is a calcium based filler that has a robust filling power! This convenient treatment fills and corrects smile lines, nasolabial folds, temples, jawlines, chins, wrinkles around the nose and mouth or even aging hands. Radiesse is a successful instant-result injectable product, lasting 1 to 2 years, with out using old fashioned implants. It is a great product for facial contouring and rejuvenation. It not only helps with temporary filling and volumization, it can help build up your own collagen for long term additional benefit.
Radiesse side effects are bruising, and swelling for the most part. Infections are not among common Radiesse side effects if proper sterile procedures are used. Like all dermal fillers, Radiesse has be used correctly, and is not suitable for certain body areas such as the lips.
Careful attention will be paid to your skin type and any additional skin conditions you may have during your consultation with Dr. Tanya Kormeili. All filler treatments involving Radiesse should be designed individually for you based on a careful clinical exam and your desired values. Dr. Tanya Kormeili specializes in tailoring the skin treatments to the bone structure and property anatomy of the patient, as well as ethnic considerations of what is considered natural for the ethnic features of the patient.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Tanya Kormeili’s Santa Monica office. We look forward to meeting you soon!
- 1 Juvederm v. Radiesse
- 2 Recovery & Results
- 3 FAQ
Juvederm v. Radiesse
Since RADIESSE® is made of a calcium-based product that naturally occurs in the body. Restylane, Juvederm or Belotero Balance are made of Hylauronic acid. You have to marry the product to the anatomy of the patient. All fillers when used correctly can produce beautiful results and are not better than one another.
Recovery & Results
To prevent excessive bruising or swelling due to increased blood flow to the area injected, we recommend no strenuous activity post injection. We recommend that for the first few days not to lay down on your face especially if you are swollen. Be careful not to place your pretty face on any dirty surfaces that would introduce bacteria into the injection sites!
Based on studies, Radiesse can lasts from 12 to 18 months. Because it stimulates the production of your own collagen the results can last for years after that.
The increase in volume from Radiesse is immediate. Within 2 -3 weeks the swelling subsides and it looks its best as it gets integrated into the skin. After this time, any additional product can be placed into the skin. There is continual improvement due to increased collagen production after treatment.
Is Radiesse safe?
Since RADIESSE® is made of a calcium-based product that naturally occurs in the body, the risk of complications is rather small. All fillers including Radiesse have the risk of bruising and swelling which is temporary. There is a risk of granuloma formation with Radiesse. With all fillers, extra care has to be taken not to occlude any blood vessels during the injection process.
Is Radiesse reversible?
Fillers made with poly-L-lactic acid (Sculptra) or calcium-based microspheres (Radiesse) can not be dissolved as you can with Hylauronic Acid products such as Restylane, Juvederm or Belotero Balance.
Is Radiesse permanent?
No. Only synthetic products such as Silicone are permanent. Since RADIESSE® is made of a calcium-based product that naturally occurs in the body. Based on studies, Radiesse can loast from 12 to 18 months. Because it stimulates the production of your own collagen the results can last for years after that. Given their complications risk, we do not inject any synthetic fillers into our patients in this office.
Can you use Radiesse for lips?
Absolutely a bad idea! Restylane, Juvederm or Belotero Balance are far better choices for lip injections.
Is Radiesse good for marionette lines?
All fillers when used correctly can produce beautiful results and are not better than one another. Radiesse can be a great filler for marionette lines in certain patients depending on their overall face shape, anatomy and skin thickness.
Where can you inject Radiesse?
Radiesse is a filler injectable, used to volumize and fill specific areas of the face and hands. It can be used for wrinkles and folds around the mouth, temples, cheeks, jawline, hands and other areas.
Can you take ibuprofen after Radiesse?
To avoid bruising we recommend using Tylenol for any possible pain after Radiesse. Blood thinners such as aspirin, Excedrin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Advil can thin the blood and cause bruising. If you are on any of these blood thinners or coumadin for medical reasons, please do NOT stop your medications for any reason.
Does Radiesse build collagen?
Yes. Radiesse can build your own skin collagen in addition to immediate volume.
Over the following weeks, RADIESSE® microspheres stimulate the skin to produce new collagen that lasts years to come.