RADIESSE is a next-generation injectable semi-permanent dermal filler (subdermal implant) and a collagen stimulator. It is formulated for face and hands and manufactured by Merz Aesthetics.
RADIESSE is FDA-approved for facial augmentation which includes correction of moderate to severe folds and wrinkles and treatment of facial fat loss. Recently Radiesse also got FDA approval for hands rejuvenation.
RADIESSE’s semi-permanent nature is created by suspending Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres in a soft gel. These CaHA microspheres have the same chemical composition as your teeth and bone which makes CaHA native to your body. Moreover, the biocompatibility of CaHA has been extensively tested in preclinical studies, and it has been shown to be absolutely safe and non-toxic.
RADIESSE dermal filler has three main indications:
RADIESSE is a very versatile treatment. It addresses many facial aesthetic needs. It is an effective treatment for:
There is no need for an allergy test prior to RADIESSE filler injections since the microspheres are comprised of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHa) - a substance naturally found in your body.
RADIESSE is contraindicated for patients with severe allergies manifested by a history of anaphylaxis, or a history or presence of multiple severe allergies. It is not to be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components and in patients with bleeding disorders.
After injection, you may experience symptoms such as redness, bruising or swelling. Most side effects of treatment are generally mild and of short duration and disappear within a few days. Rarer side effects may include more persistent swelling, unevenness or firmness in the area injected.
RADIESSE, compared to hyaluronic acid dermal filler Juvederm and other cosmetic fillers, has longer-lasting results. The effects of RADIESSE injections tend to last up to 12 – 18 months without repeat treatments while Restylane treatments need to be re-administered after about three, four months, exactly the same as collagen injections. One of the main advantages of RADIESSE over Juvederm or collagen dermal fillers is the fact RADIESSE stimulates new natural collagen production.
Regardless of age, the skin of a man is thicker than the skin of a woman and has more collagen. Men therefore experience less wrinkling and tend to age slower than women. Men can address their cosmetic concerns by choosing a high-end treatment strategy, which leads to natural-looking improvements without compromising masculinity.
Today, cosmetic procedures are commonplace for men, and like women they are taking advantage of the many benefits these treatments have to offer. Dermal fillers that support the regeneration of skin are particularly effective in the treatment of male ageing skin. With its innovative microsphere technology, the next generation filler RADIESSE counteracts male skin ageing with its unique mode of action. The innovative and safe gel formula of RADIESSE contains calcium microspheres that stimulate collagen production, resulting in immediate and long-lasting volume restoration. The result: your skin regains its youthful tightness and elasticity, contours become firmer.