Radiesse dermal filler is a non-toxic, non-allergic compound composed of calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. It is injected into the skin via a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Radiesse reduces the appearance of wrinkles and skin folds around the mouth and nose and may be effective at filling certain forms of scarring.
Who are the optimum candidates for Radiesse?
Optimum candidates for Radiesse treatments are typically between 35 and 60 years of age. The treatment typically provides up to 80% improvement immediately after treatment and because this treatment is temporary, requires that patients repeat treatment intermittently in order to maintain the maximum results.
How is a Radiesse treatment performed?
Radiesse treatments are performed in a physician’s office with a local anesthetic if necessary at the sight of the injection. The procedure typically takes approximately up to 15 minutes and patients may generally resume daily activities immediately after the procedure. Results are usually fully evident within one to two weeks and can last for as long as two years or longer depending on the treatment area and the patient.
What is the recovery period like following a Radiesse treatment?
The typical recovery period lasts 24-36 hours while minimal swelling and some bruising subside. Most patients recover quickly and it is recommended that patients avoid sun exposure post-treatment and wear sun screen and protective clothing.