Approved by the FDA in 2006, Radiesse ™ is approved for the correction of facial folds and wrinkles. It is made up of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring substance found in bone and tissue and may serve as a scaffold for collagen deposition. You will see immediate results with very little downtime if any.
Length of treatment:
Approximately 30-45 minutes, depending upon number of injections required to correct the target areas.
You may have some mild redness, tenderness, firmness, swelling and/or bruising. Most reactions will subside in seven days or less. There is a small risk of infection (as with any injection procedure). Because of the biocompatibility of Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Radiesse ™ carries little risk of allergic reaction.
Radiesse ™ has shown to maintain corrective results for an average of eight to twelve months. Additional injections and touch-ups may be requested to achieve optimal correction. Because Calcium Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring substance, it will gradually absorb into the body.