Radiesse is a variation of dermal filler that is composed of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), which is similar to the composition of the bones and teeth. Radiesse plumps up the skin while also thickening the skin, increasing skin elasticity, and tightening lax skin. It has also been shown to stimulate the production of new collagen. Radiesse is injected within the deep dermis to prevent nodules or bumps from forming.
Radiesse is also the first and only filler deemed safe and effective by the FDA to correct volume in hands.
Radiesse can enhance the appearance of hands by:
- Restoring lost volume
- Minimizing the visibility of veins and tendons
- providing a smooth natural result
The hand and facial filler works to add volume under the skin, and over time, the benefits of Radiesse continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen.
- Helps restore a more youthful appearance to the hands
- Quick, in-office treatment
- Reduces the appearance of tendons and veins
- Delivers smooth, natural-looking results that last up to a year in most patients.
Did You Know?
The CaHA in Radiesse acts as a scaffold on which collagen can be built. Specifically, oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon molecules replicate the structure of connective tissue. After the collagen has been produced, the CaHA is simply absorbed back into the body.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for Radiesse?
You may be a candidate for Radiesse if you have skin that is papery in texture or translucent in appearance, as well as if your skin is wrinkled or folded on your face or hands. Radiesse is also an ideal treatment for smile lines, marionette lines, pre-jowl folds, the corners of the mouth, and chin wrinkles. However you may not be an ideal candidate for Radiesse if you are pregnant, have a bleeding disorder, or have severe allergies to Lidocaine or other ingredients. You may also want to take special care if you scar easily.
What can I expect when having Radiesse treatment?
Prior to your Radiesse injection, you will receive an injection of Lidocaine to keep you comfortable during your procedure. Once the Lidocaine has taken effect, the Radiesse will be injected into the desired treatment area. After your procedure, you may experience itching, burning, redness, lump formation, or difficulty moving your hands (if the procedure was performed there). The results from Radiesse treatments are generally noticeable the day after and will last for over a year.
Is Radiesse safe?
Yes, Radiesse is FDA approved as a dermal filler for use in the face and hands. However, with any medical treatment, there is always the possibility of side effects. These side effects are usually minor and can include redness, swelling, bruising, itchiness, burning, lump formation, or infection. If Radiesse is injected to restore volume in the hands, there may also be a difficulty moving the hands.