About Radiesse®

Radiesse® is a sterile, latex-free, injectable implant, whose principal component is synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite, a biocompatible material with over 20 years of use in medicine. The product has FDA approval for esthetic facial augmentation in the US. Such approval includes the long-lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds and the treatment of facial fat loss due to immunodeficiency virus infection. Diverse facial regions can be injected in order to restore or enhance some features: glabellar lines, cheek fat pads, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, nose, lips, perioral region, marionette lines, and chin among others, as well as acne scars. The average lasting result is from 12 to 18 months. Radiesse® can be considered an effective soft-tissue filler for overall longevity, biocompatibility, and low rate of side effects.

Before & After

*Individual Results May Vary*

Frequently Asked Questions

RADIESSE® is an injectable filler used to plump wrinkled or folded areas of the skin, most often on the face. RADIESSE® uses calcium-based microspheres to correct wrinkles and folds in the face and hands. The microspheres stimulate your body to produce collagen. Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for skin’s strength and elasticity. It works immediately, can last for up to two years, and is a highly sought-after choice for dermal filler.

RADIESSE® treatments are most often given in the skin surrounding the nose and mouth. Some people who choose this procedure want to fill in wrinkled areas in their hands. Injections are administered under the skin with a tiny needle. The ingredients in RADIESSE® are nontoxic, nonallergenic, and compatible with your body’s natural tissues.

Ideal candidates for RADIESSE® treatments are adults between the ages of 35 and 60 who have developed folds and wrinkles around their mouth and nose. Candidates who want the skin on their hands plumped are also ideal. It’s sometimes indicated for people who have experienced fat loss in their facial area due to HIV infection. 

Your doctor will inject RADIESSE® in their office while using local anesthesia. It’s possible you may experience discomfort or a small amount of pain with each injection. Lidocaine is FDA-approved to be combined with RADIESSE® injections to ease any pain you may feel during the procedure.

First, your doctor will determine where you need to receive each injection. Then, they’ll apply antiseptic to the sites where you’ll be injected. After that, your doctor will decide on your dosage. Finally, you’ll receive the injections.

RADIESSE® procedures can take as long as 15 minutes, depending on how many injections you need. You won’t have to spend any recovery time at the doctor’s office, and you should be able to go home immediately after you’ve received your injections. 

People who receive RADIESSE® injections tend to get them in areas of the face, particularly around the nose and mouth, where the skin is wrinkled or folded. It’s used to fill laugh lines and restore a youthful appearance to the skin. In some cases, RADIESSE® can be used to fill in deep scars. 

RADIESSE® can be used to fill in lost volume in the back of your hands as well. It’s also indicated for people with HIV who have lost fat in areas of their face.

You can expect immediate improvement in the treated skin. Within a week, you should experience full results.

RADIESSE® isn’t permanent, so you’ll have to repeat treatments as often as needed. For some people, treatments will only be required every two years. Others might need small maintenance injections in between major treatments.

Swelling shouldn’t be severe, and you should expect it to go down in no more than 36 hours. You’ll probably experience some bruising and discomfort, which you can alleviate with over-the-counter medicines.

While you’ll be able to return to your normal routine immediately, you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise or other activities. Your skin may be especially sensitive to sunlight, so avoid direct sun and heat for at least 24 hours or until your redness and swelling have gone down. 

Before you receive RADIESSE® injections, consult with your doctor regarding any medications you’re currently taking. Some medications, like blood thinners, warfarin, or aspirin, can cause excessive bleeding or bruising at the location of treatment.

Your doctor will also need to know if you have any issues with your hands, like disabilities, diseases, or injuries. Let them know if your skin tends to scar poorly, particularly if the scars are raised or large. They should also be aware of skin peels or similar treatments you may have had.