Radiesse® is an FDA approved calcium-based filler that restores lost volume in areas of the lower face to reduce wrinkles and skin folds and provide instant lift. This cosmetic injection is also used for smoothing the creases around the mouth and for non-surgical rhinoplasty (a non-surgical nose job).
Radiesse® is a longer lasting injectable filler treatment which adds immediate volume under the skin and, over time, stimulates the body’s production of its own natural collagen for long-lasting results. It uses advanced Microsphere Technology™ to help rebuild new skin under its surface, giving your face a more youthful shape and rebuilding fullness to smooth out lines and wrinkles. The microspheres are composed of Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA), suspended in an aqueous gel carrier. CaHA is the same composition as the mineral parts of teeth and bone, so it is totally compatible with the body’s natural chemistry, and breaks down naturally.
Radiesse® is a long-lasting injectable cosmetic filler
It is not a permanent filler, so the results are reversible over time, and maintenance treatments are needed, but it is long-lasting. Over time, the gel carrier is absorbed and the CaHA microspheres are metabolised. But because Radiesse® stimulates the production of collagen, this new collagen remains, meaning that the results of the treatment can last up to 18 months. This makes Radiesse® one of the most long-lasting dermal fillers on the market. It is also FDA approved for use with lidocaine (an anaesthetic) to minimise any injection-related pain or discomfort.
Radiesse® improves facial lines, restores lost volume and reshapes the nose
One of the most common uses of Radiesse® is as a filler to improve the nasolabial folds (the lines running from the nose to outer edges of the mouth), and marionette lines (the lines at the corners of the mouth) to give the face a more rounded, youthful look. At Health & Aesthetics we also use it for non-surgical nose reshaping, to straighten the bridge, lift the tip or correct any lumps and bumps.
Can Radiesse® be used for lip enhancement, and is it reversible?
Radiesse® is a thick, calcium-based filler recommended for smoothing deep creases or adding volume and shape but not for lip enhancement, as it can cause visible nodule formation. Here at Health & Aesthetics we use only the highest quality Hyaluronic Acid fillers for lips, such as Juvederm, Emervel and Belotero.
Although the effects of Radiesse® wear off after time, it is a long-lasting treatment, and the results take time to reduce, so it should be seen as a long-term treatment. Before conducting any treatment, our highly qualified doctor, Dr Tailor, conducts a comprehensive consultation to develop a tailored treatment plan.