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Radiesse is one product used as a dermal filler. It is used to refine features of the face such as improving deep facial lines and wrinkles, contouring the cheek, chin, and jaw.
What is Radiesse made of?
Radiesse is Calcium Hydroxylapatite. It is made of calcium-based microspheres that are injected under the skin for moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
Is there downtime with Radiesse?
You may resume all your normal activities following hyaluronic acid treatments.
How quickly will I see results?
Results with facial fillers are immediate. You may have some mild swelling and bruising after the procedure which should dissipate within the first week depending upon the area of treatment.
How long will my Radiesse last?
Radiesse can last up to a year or more depending upon the individual patient.
How do I know which filler I need?
Facial fillers come in various forms and can be used to achieve different effects. Some are used to restore volume to areas of loss such as the cheeks while others are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Radiesse can lead to a longer lasting result in the properly selected patient. Different fillers can also be combined to achieve your desired results. Dr. Revenaugh and Dr. Smith can help you choose the product which will best serve your goals.
What are the different types of facial fillers?
There are many different types of facial fillers on the market. Hyaluronic acid is the most common type. Common hyaluronic acid fillers include Belotero Balance, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm XC, Juvederm Vollure XC, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Lyft. Radiesse is another type of facial filler made from a different substance than hyaluronic acid. Sculptra is also used to restore volume, but does so in a different way than common hyaluronic acid fillers.
Is the treatment painful?
Facial fillers are generally well tolerated and are injected in the office. Small needles or blunt needles called cannulas are used to gently place the product. Sometimes numbing cream or numbing injections are used to help improve your experience. Ice can help relieve swelling and discomfort after the procedure, but pain medication is not necessary.