Radiesse is an injectable filler that restores facial volume to smooth out wrinkles and lines. When injected, it tells your body to stimulate collagen production. For many patients, the results last one year or longer.
Radiesse is made with a substance called calcium hydroxylapatite or CaHA, a water-based gel that contains small calcium microspheres. What makes Radiesse unique is its ability to immediately restore lost volume while stimulating collagen production.
Who’s a Candidate for Radiesse?
Radiesse is FDA approved for treating moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, which are typically the nasolabial folds on each side of your mouth.
A wide variety of facial contouring treatments may be appropriate. In some cases, Dr. Ku may also recommend Radiesse for treating marionette lines, sunken cheeks, depressed scars, or for nasal contouring and augmentation. If you are affected by any of these conditions, Radiesse may be right for you.
What to Expect During Treatment
Before treatment, the facial area is cleansed and topical anesthetic is administered for comfort. The doctor injects Radiesse beneath the skin at a specific depth. After your injection, the doctor briefly massages the area to promote a smooth result. When Radiesse combines with your tissue, it acts like a scaffolding for new collagen. Your body will gradually metabolize Radiesse and naturally clear it away.
Studies have show results with Radiesse lasting an average of 1 year. Most patients return for another treatment after about 12 to 18 months. Although side effects are uncommon, immediately after your injection, you may experience mild irritation, edema, swelling, itching, discoloration, or tenderness at the injection site.
After Radiesse Treatment
Results of Radiesse often last a year or longer. Just like any injection, patients can experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising or tenderness at the treated area(s). Side effects usually resolve without treatment. If side effects persist, contact your doctor.
Learn More About Radiesse Treatment in Riverside, CA
You can learn more about Radiesse during an appointment at our Riverside, CA plastic surgery office located in Inland Empire. Dr. Ku is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing Radiesse injections. He serves patients in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore, California. Call 951-509-9204 to inquire about your appointment today.